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Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 04/11/2013

This fascinating video explains everything you never understood about the Vatican

For example: Why are Vatican passports technically issued by a corporation?

By Caitlin Dewey  |  11:35 AM ET, 04/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 03/13/2013

The science behind the Vatican's colored smoke signals

The conclave switched from wet straw to chemicals in a "concession to modern chemistry."

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:51 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013

How the pope picks his name and why it matters

Odds are on Leo, Gregory and Pius, according to papal gamblers

By Caitlin Dewey  |  01:52 PM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:37 PM ET, 03/11/2013

The Vatican goes dark: Inside the conclave's high-tech blackout

Any communication with the outside world is punishable by excommunication

By Caitlin Dewey  |  03:37 PM ET, 03/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion, Vatican City

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 02/28/2013

The pope's last tweet signals end of an era

The future of Twitter in the Catholic church is far from clear.

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Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 02/26/2013

The story of Pope Benedict's controversial red shoes, which he will give up

Benedict's much-discussed loafers were made by a cobbler who did work for President Obama and landed him in Esquire magazine.

By Caitlin Dewey  |  12:21 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Religion, Vatican