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Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

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A picture shows rubble due to earthquakes in the village of Visso, central Italy, on October 26, 2016. Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Several dozen people were treated for light injuries or shock, civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio told a late night press conference, but no serious injuries had been reported

VISSO, Italy (Oct. 27, 2016) — Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, October 26, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region.  Continue reading Strong twin quakes rock central Italy

Pope welcomes 5,000 migrants in Rome prayers

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MASS. In this file photo, Pope Francis holds aloft the Eucharist before giving Holy Communion during a mass held to celebrate the newly created cardinals in St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, 15 February 2015. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI
Pope Francis urges the migrants to treasure their ‘culture and previous values’

VATICAN CITY (Jan. 17, 2016) — Pope Francis on Sunday, January 17, welcomed 5,000 migrant worshipers at a special mass at St Peter’s to mark the world day of migrants and refugees, urging them to treasure their “culture and precious values”.

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