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Pilgrims who walk Via Dolorosa don’t care if it isn’t Jesus' exact rou

JERUSALEM (CNS) -- Several pilgrim groups gathered in a sunny courtyard in Jerusalem's Old City. They were preparing to follow a tradition reaching back at least to the fifth century: walking along the Via Dolorosa, through the cobbled streets of Jerusalem's Old City.

Anniversary interview: Pope talks about his election, papacy, future

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- When Pope Francis went out onto the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica for the first time, he said he did not prepare what he was going to say, but "I felt deeply that a minister needs the blessing of God, but also of his people."

Historic cemetery inside Vatican walls is 'little piece of paradise'

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- A small, inconspicuous cemetery inside the Vatican walls made headlines recently with the burial of a Belgian homeless man, Willy Herteleer.