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Book Review: One of the world's most controversial structures, this basilica was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984 because of Gaudí's innovative and artistic ability.
Pope Francis named Fr. Bruno-Marie Duffe, who is an expert in human rights, ethics and pastoral care in the field of health care, to be secretary of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.
As a treasury of art and archeology, Italy tops UNESCO's World Heritage listing, with 49 officially recognized sites. Such riches make the country especially tempting for looters.
Changes in technology have fundamentally altered the human quest for spirituality and require Catholics to reevaluate how they approach society.