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Germanwings wreckage and debris lie on French Alps slopes

Pope mourns with families of Germanwings crash victims

March 25, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis prayed for the repose of the souls of the 150 passengers and crew of a Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps March 24. The Airbus A320 began to lose altitude shortly after taking off from Barcelona, Spain, for Dusseldorf, Germany. It crashed into a…

Pope Francis to venerate Shroud of Turin

Pope’s visit to Turin will highlight shroud, young people, marginalized

March 25, 2015 VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will spend two days in Turin to venerate the Shroud of Turin; meet young people, workers, juvenile detainees, immigrants and the sick; and visit with his Italian relatives from northern Italy. The papal visit June 21-22 also will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of…

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