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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.


May 23 outdoor Mass set for beatification of Archbishop Romero

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (CNS) -- Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero will be beatified in San Salvador May 23, said Italian Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the postulator or chief promoter of the archbishop's sainthood cause.