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Pope Visits Memorial of Italian Nazi Victims

Last edited 28th March 2011

On Sunday 27 March, Pope Benedict XVI paid homage to the 335 Italians who were massacred in 1944 by the occupying Nazi forces at Fosse Ardeatine on the outskirts of Rome, which he called an "offense against God." The Pope made a private visit to the commemorative monument to mark the 67th anniversary of the March 24 Ardeatine massacre, which was a reprisal for a March 23, 1944, attack on occupying German forces.

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The Shroud of Turin - Icon or Hoax?

Last edited 11th March 2011

The Shroud of Turin - is it Icon or hoax? For many the Shroud is absolute proof of the Resurrection. Join Pedro as he examines the Shroud, what is said about it and what it means in terms of our Faith.

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Blood-Stained Cassock from John Paul II's Attempted Assassination Exhibited in Krakow

Last edited 6th March 2011

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the personal secretary of Pope John Paul II, recently gave a Krakow cultural center the cassock he wore when Ali Agca tried to assassinate him on May 13, 1981. The public will be able to view the cassock on display after the May 1 beatification of JPII.

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President of Iceland Speaks About Icelandic Missionary in America 1000 Years Ago

Last edited 6th March 2011

Pope Benedict XVI received an audience with Olafur Grimsson, the President of Iceland. The president brought with him a statue of the Icelandic woman Gudridur, who lived 1000 years ago. She visited the New World of America on a religious journey and is considered one of the great heroes of Icelandic culture.

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Re-live the Historic Meeting Between John Paul II and Gorbachev

Last edited 17th February 2011

The meeting between Pope John Paul II and the Soviet Union President Mikhail Gorbachev took place on December 1, 1989, just days after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Vatican Radio Celebrates 80 Years

Last edited 10th February 2011

Watch this video to listen to the sound of the first transmission in Vatican Radio's history! With words spoken in Latin, Pope Pius XI greeted listeners all over the world on February 12, 1931, 80 years ago. 

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The Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia

Last edited 9th February 2011

In 2002, the Diocese of Richmond opened the cause for the canonization of the Spanish Jesuit Martyrs of Virginia. In 1571, Fr. Segura and his seven companions were killed by hostile tribesmen at the St. Mary's mission sited on Virginia's Lower Peninsula, near the Chesapeake Bay - close to the spot where the English would permanently settle just thirty years later. Watch this video for more!

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Roman Forum Opens to the Public

Last edited 6th February 2011

After years of repairs, the Roman Forum has finally opened over 7 acres of land for public use. This land includes the House of the Vestal Virgins and its temple, a group of ruins known in Latin as the 'Atrium Vestae' that includes the Temple of Vesta.

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Married to a Kennedy, But Dedicated to God

Last edited 21st January 2011

It was the brother-in-law who ennobled the family. Sargent Shriver married Eunice Kennedy in 1953, seven years after going to work for her father, Joseph P. Kennedy. A decorated veteran and outstanding executive in his own right, Shriver would often be considered an appendage to the famous family - a man dominated by his wife and the junior partner to the brothers Kennedy.

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JFK’s Inauguration: 50 Year Anniversary

Last edited 20th January 2011

20 January 2011 marks 50 years since the famous inauguration speech of the first Catholic president, John F Kennedy. As we all know JFK was not always a good example of what a Catholic politician should stand for... however the fact that a Catholic was elected president in the first place was in itself historic. According to a recent survey by the Knights of Columbus - of which JFK was a member - most people believe that the key themes from President Kennedy’s speech are still important more than 50 years later! Have a listen to the speech in this video, and see what you think...

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