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Berlusconi's publishing house launches pope weekly

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has scored plenty of magazine covers but now he's got a magazine all to himself.

The Mondadori publishing house, which lists the popular celebrity gossip rag Chi among its titles, said Tuesday it is launching a new magazine entirely devoted to the weekly doings, sayings, gestures and activities of the 265th Successor of Peter.

"My Pope," at 50 cents ($0.70) a pop, hits newsstands Wednesday, and each week will include a free pull-out poster with one of Francis' more memorable quotes from the previous seven days.

Editor Aldo Vitali said Francis' election a year ago has generated new interest in the papacy and moral and ethical themes that will be highlighted.

Mondadori is part of ex-Premier Silvio Berlusconi's media empire and is headed by his daughter, Marina Berlusconi.

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James March 04 2014 at 12:56 PM

I hope that Francis' consistent message of love and humanity can guide this world in the right direction. Following Christ is a hard thing to do, and having living role models is so beneficial to us humans who are so weak.

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phil March 04 2014 at 11:41 AM

This Pope is truly on the right track, He is trying to set the standard on to do as he does, He is the a saint and he truly is for the people, all the people. He sets a standard and example we all should follow as best we can. We should open our hearts and minds and follow by the example he sets, we all have opinions and you do not have to believe to follow his example to make the world a little bit better..

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ladmer phil March 04 2014 at 12:10 PM

Should it not be follow the examples of what Jesus taught? Even this pope could improve. I have yet to hear ONE scripture from the pope that will bring us inspiration or closer to our creator?!

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mfg.mojave ladmer March 04 2014 at 12:43 PM

Leave it to a self righteous non-Christian protestant to judge others!

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TOMDUREK March 04 2014 at 10:38 AM

Psalm 20 is a prayer for victory. It's good to see Baptists praying for the victory of the Pope. God bless them all!

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worldsynthesis March 04 2014 at 11:29 AM

Hopefully the Vatican will sue !

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frank March 04 2014 at 9:22 AM

i am so happy for pope francis.. he will go down in history as the gretest pope that ever lived..

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lawrencefishberg frank March 04 2014 at 10:16 AM

Get help.

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Old Curmudgeon lawrencefishberg March 04 2014 at 10:39 AM

Are you the resident bigot/moron/unemployed prostitute.... here today, or should we look for another?

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Old Curmudgeon lawrencefishberg March 04 2014 at 10:44 AM

"Get help"!?!?!? and this from pond scum just released from Hampton's Home for the Hoplessly Insane????? LOLOLOL

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Mom March 04 2014 at 9:17 AM

I think this is a wonderful way to reach the world. Is it available in the U.S.
How can I subscribe? Please reply.

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cardiacbuzz March 04 2014 at 8:50 AM

Dig it!.....the most real Earth, in the street, people-oriented pope in my memory and I've been around long enough to have been a toddler during the Pope John XXIII papacy.

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ladmer March 04 2014 at 2:01 PM

Fortunate for us Jesus saw way into the future, and even to our very day. For those who think there is safety in numbers....... ? Consider what our Lord said in Matthew 7:13, 14. This insight will help us connect the dots, and maybe keep us heading in the right direction!

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charmaine March 05 2014 at 10:27 AM

This is truly a wonderful idea,Pope Francis-spread the word to all the world-Jesus loves all of us.
This is a time of fasting-let's pray for a world that fast's from evil and WAR! May your blessings go out to the President of Russia and all leaders. Fast from greed in the name of peace: Wanting power
and control of others is greed, when you think about it. We are all born naked, no matter the color of our skin, or anything-we are equal

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lawrencefishberg March 04 2014 at 10:14 AM

Why not his own rock band?.....maybe a reality show?.....a line of clothes?......maybe this guy will want to direct!......host the Oscars?......the scenarios are endless for this phony.

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