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

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

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

Any communication with the outside world is punishable by excommunication

Nearly 40 percent of the world's Catholics are in Latin America, but only 17 percent of its pope-electing cardinals

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