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The pope arrives for a general audience in St. Peter's Square. (CNS/Paul Haring)
Treasure hunt: Tracking down tickets to a papal Mass, general audience
For people who have a visit to Rome on their itinerary, it may come in handy knowing how to get tickets to a papal Mass and how to attend the pope’s Wednesday general audience.

Swiss Guards keep the peace, protect the pope
Under those bright, baggy bloomers and a tilted beret stands a lean, mean fighting machine as well as a courteous helper of lost or curious tourists.

There's no charge for touching the worn bronzed foot on a famous statue of St. Peter inside the basilica that bears his name. But, to find out where it's located in the massive church or why it's so popular, a tourist might splurge on a guide book. (CNS file photo by Nancy Wiechec)

A trip down under: Exploring the Vatican necropolis
Getting the chance to tour the Vatican necropolis was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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