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Video: “First Take: Vatican”
Catholic News Service (16 June 2011)
Last weekend Pope Benedict made history when he held an audience with about 1,500 Gypsies. It was the latest event in the Vatican’s long effort to build pastoral bridges to the Gypsy populations as they face new forms of discrimination in Europe.

Pope Reaches Out to Europe’s Gypsies
Catholic News Service (14 June 2011)
Pope Benedict XVI prayed that the world’s Gypsies no longer be subjected to prejudice, oppression and rejection.

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Picture of the Day: A New Season in Istanbul
Photographer Sean Sprague captured these dancers during the Istanbul Gypsy and Orientale Dance Festival in May of 2010. (Photo: Sean Sprague)

Picture of the Day: Where Mary is Revered
Pictures of the Virgin Mary are ubiquitous in the village of Hodasz, Hungary. Above, an image of Mary adorns the wall of a home. (photo:Balazs Gardi/VII Network)

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