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Popes John Paul II, John XXIII: A Saint's Cousin on Being a Pilgrim in St. Peter's Square for a Canonization

by Justin Catanoso. Posted Apr 24th 2014 01:09 PM
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Getty ImagesThe double canonization of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII on April 24 is bringing travelers to Rome and Vatican City.
On April 27, Pope Francis will host a spiritual doubleheader of sorts in Rome for two of Catholicism's most illustrious leaders: Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. The late popes –- the former who sought to modernize the church through Vatican II, and latter who is credited with helping to topple Communism in Eastern Europe –- will be canonized this Sunday. In effect, they will, as saints, join the church's eternal hall of fame. And it's estimated that two million travelers will be in Rome to witness their canonizations.
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Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, The Broadway Columbia (MO) and Hotel Indigo Rome - St. George: 3 Hotel Openings

by Zach Everson. Posted Mar 31st 2014 04:27 PM
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort in Orlando, The Broadway Columbia (MO) and Hotel Indigo Rome – St. George: highlight the world's recent hotel openings.
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'Covert Affairs' Wraps up Another Globetrotting Season in Hong Kong

by Zach Everson. Posted Nov 18th 2013 01:31 PM
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USA Network's "Covert Affairs's" fourth season wraps up this week on the streets of Hong Kong. Previously this year, the globetrotting spy drama has been shot in Medellin, Colombia; Rome; Grand Bahamas; Vienna (which also doubled as Frankfurt in an episode); and Copenhagen.
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Roman Police Bust Corrupt Gladiator Ring at the Colosseum

by AOL Travel Staff. Posted Aug 12th 2011 09:15 AM
Roman Police Bust Corrupt Gladiator Ring at the Coliseum

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Wooden swords were flying outside the Roman Colosseum as police dressed in ancient garb had it out with a group of corrupt gladiators.
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Destin-Nation Italy: Looking Beyond Pizza and Pasta

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jun 17th 2011 09:40 AM
Destin-Nation Italy: Looking Beyond Pizza and Pasta

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Italian food is no mystery: Pizza and pasta are staples of everyday eating in many parts of the globe. But real Italian food varies greatly different from the ol' Sunday gravy Grandma used to make.
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