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The POTUS and the Pope, All the Pictures You Can Handle

President Donald J. Trump made a historic first foreign trip overseas with visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican – seats of the three major monotheistic religions of the world. The deliberate stops in the three locations should not be lost. Clearly, the president is looking to form some sort of coalition of major religious …

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The Popes Want You to Read These Poets—And You’ve Probably Never Heard of Them

The Popes want us to read poetry? Oh yes—and lots of it. You can probably rattle off the big-name poets the pontiffs often mention. Dante Alighieri and his Divine Comedy have been recommended for centuries. The temperamental master often appears in Vatican documents as “the supreme poet” or, as Pope Pius XI put it, the …

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