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St. Peter's Basilica.

Pope Francis marks World War I centenary with message of peace

Nov 11, 2018

By Courtney Mares

The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out in unison with thousands of other church bells around the world Sunday... Read more

The RMS Lusitania, which was torpedoed and sunk by a German submarine, May 7, 1915.

How did the Vatican respond to the sinking of the Lusitania during WWI?

Mar 10, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

The 1915 torpedoing of the passenger liner RMS Lusitania, which galvanized anti-German sentiment in the US during World War I,... Read more