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Homeless man of deep faith given funeral, burial in Vatican City

February 28, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — A homeless man who faithfully attended Mass at a church inside Vatican City for decades was buried in a Vatican cemetery after it was discovered he had died and was left unidentified in a hospital morgue. Willy Herteleer was well-known by the Swiss Guards keeping watch at St….

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at end of five-day Lenten spiritual retreat in Ariccia, near Rome

During Lent, pope offers handy tips for preparing for confession

February 28, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — As Catholics are encouraged to make going to confession a significant part of their lives during Lent, Pope Francis offered some quick tips to help people prepare for the sacrament of penance. After a brief explanation of why people should go to confession — “because we are all…

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