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The secrets behind the Vatican’s white/black smoke 

Do you know how the Vatican chimney works?

Why Pius XI wanted everyone to proclaim that “Jesus is King”

He believed that recognizing Jesus as King would lead to lasting peace on earth.

7 Popes share their love of the Rosary

The Rosary remains a popular prayer among the leaders of the Roman Catholic Church.

Why does Pope Francis wear a silver cross?

The tradition of popes wearing a pectoral cross has a fascinating history and deep spiritual symbolism.

When St. Gregory was elected pope, his first thought was to run away

Even though St. Gregory didn't want to become pope, he is regarded as the prime example of a "good shepherd."

What is Pope Francis’ daily schedule?

Here is an inside look at what the Holy Father does with his time.

Where does the pope live?

Since St. Peter, the pope has lived in numerous places and not always in the city of Rome.

Here are 10 official titles of Pope Francis and their meaning

The leader of the Catholic Church is known by titles that reveal aspects of his ministry.

This is the oldest audio-visual recording of a pope

At 93 years old, Pope Leo XIII was recorded praying the Hail Mary.

Meet the family that has crafted clothes for the pope since 1786 

The Gammarelli family runs one of Rome's oldest family-owned shops.

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