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Surprise! Chicago suburb is home to a major Guadalupe shrine

Chicago, Ill., Dec 12, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Marian devotion is intense among the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe each year on her feast day. Not just her shrine in Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe […]

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Surprise! Pope Francis visits convents on his day off

Rieti, Italy, Aug 9, 2016 / 05:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In keeping with his spontaneous personality, Pope Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday to two convents north of Rome. The Pope visited the province of Rieti the morning of Aug. 9, stopping by the monastery of the […]

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Pope pays surprise visit to Earth Day celebration

Rome, Italy, Apr 24, 2016 / 04:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis encouraged Christians to courageously venture into the metaphorical deserts of the world during a surprise visit to an Earth Day celebration in Rome Sunday. “There are so many deserts in the cities, in the lives […]

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Pope Francis made surprise stop at Little Sisters of the Poor to show support

Washington D.C., Sep 23, 2015 / 08:39 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis paid a short visit to the Little Sisters of the Poor community in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday to support them in their court case over the contraception mandate, the Vatican's spokesman revealed. It was a […]

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Surprise of heading Vatican Observatory reminds astronomer of God’s providence

Vatican City, Sep 19, 2015 / 05:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Brother Guy Consolmagno, S.J. has spent more than 20 years – the majority of his life as a Jesuit – as an astronomer and planetary scientist at the Vatican Observatory. Now he’s taking the helm as its […]

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The story behind Pope Francis’ surprise visit to a Rome shantytown

Vatican City, Feb 10, 2015 / 05:47 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis made a surprise stop at a shantytown on his way to celebrate Mass at a Roman parish Feb. 8 – a “secret” plan that only the pontiff knew about and which prompted tears of joy […]

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Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Pope Francis lunches with Vatican employees by surprise

Vatican City, Jul 25, 2014 / 11:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican's blue-collar employees were surprised by a lunch guest on Friday, when their 'boss' and bishop, Pope Francis, turned up at at their cafeteria. “Pope Francis acted as the humblest of the workers,” Franco Paini, chef […]

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