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The Circus heads to see Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican (photos)

by | 1st, December 2012

POPE Benedict XVI watched the circus today. He did not go to the circus. The circus came to the Vatican. (They were curious to see if the legends were true.) The do was arranged by the “Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People”:

On 19 March 1970, with the Motu Proprio Apostolicae Caritatis, Pope Paul VI established the “Pontificia Commissio de Spirituali Migratorum atque Itinerantium Cura”, with the task of studying and providing pastoral care to “people on the move” such as: migrants, exiles, refugees, displaced people, fishermen and seafarers, air travelers, road transport workers, nomads, circus people, fairground workers, pilgrims and tourists, as well as those categories of people who, for various reasons, are involved in human mobility, such as students abroad, and operators and technicians engaged in large projects or scientific research at the international level who are obliged to move from one country to another.

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Beth Tweddle attending the British Olympic Ball, at the Grosvenor House hotel in Mayfair, London.

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