No room at the inn? Vatican Nativity scene gets more figures

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- The Vatican's 2006 Christmas tree did not turn out to be the tallest ever, but its Nativity scene is definitely the most populated. In addition to Mary, Joseph, the baby Jesus and the three kings, the creche in St. Peter's Square also features peasants, a flutist, a bagpipe player and a...
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Greek Orthodox archbishop to visit pope, announces Vatican

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Archbishop Christodoulos of Athens, spiritual leader of the Orthodox church of Greece, will visit Pope Benedict XVI Dec. 13-16, the Vatican announced.
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Some Islamic terms defined

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Here are some terms commonly associated with Islam:
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