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Year 16, Number 9

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Obituary
by Micaela Biferali
10 Father Michele Piccirillo, Leading Franciscan Archaeologist in the Holy Land

Lead Story
by Thomas A. Szyszkiewicz; William Doino
11 Obama’s Victory: The World’s Reaction and the Possible Future

Dossier Synod
by John Thavis and Cindy Wooden
16 Vatican
Close of the World Synod of Bishops on the Bible. Comments and reflections.

News
by Inside the Vatican staff
18 Vatican Briefs
The Oldest Nun in Rome, and the Vatican Bank’s Investments.

News
by Alberto Carosa
20 Vatican
Benedict XVI Creates Four New Saints.

News
by Dominik Morawski
21 Poland and Russia
Crisis in Priestly Vocations in Poland and Murder in Russia.

News
Photos by G. Galazka, text by A. Ambrogetti
22 Vatican
Vatican’s Security Force Joins Interpol.

News
by L’Osservatore Romano
24 Africa
Interview with Fr. Giulio Albanese, Comboni Missionary and Africa Expert.

News
by Inside the Vatican staff
27 Anniversary
Inside the Vatican’s 15th Anniversary Dinners and First Pilgrimage

News
by Inside the Vatican staff
35 Italy
Benedict XVI Visits the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompei.

Culture
by Angela Ambrogetti
36 Diplomacy
Interview with Mordechay Lewy, New Israeli Envoy to the Holy See.

Culture
by Maura Poston Zacras
38 Spirituality
The Story of Dr. Issam Nemeh and his Healing Services.

Culture
by Father Vincent Twomey
40 Theology
The Centrality of Truth in the Thought of Joseph Ratzinger.

Culture
by Lucy Gordan
46 Portugal
Interview with Jose Cardinal Da Cruz Policarpo, Patriarch of Lisbon.

Columns
by Fr. Bernard O’Connor
50 Roman Reflection
A Special Symposium on the Papacy of Pius XII.

Columns
by Inside the Vatican staff
52 Catechism
Back to the Baltimore Catechism: Lesson 17.

Columns
by Pat Morse
52 Reflection
1929 vs. 2008

Columns
by Micaela Biferali
54 Vatican Watch: September and October
A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events.

Columns
by Paul Haffner
58 Meditation
The Feast of the Miraculous Medal (November 27)

Columns
by Micaela Biferali
60 When in Rome
The VII International Festival of Sacred Music and Art.

Columns
by Friar Tuck
62 The Sacred and Profane
A Hotel near St. Paul’s Outside the Walls.


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