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Italy Seizes 3,500 Fake 'Apostolic Blessings' In Rome

Police say they have seized 3,500 fake Vatican parchments that were being sold to unsuspecting pilgrims taking part in Pope Francis' Holy Year celebrations. Rome's financial police said Monday they seized the parchments, valued at about 70,000 euros, at a souvenir shop near St. Peter's Basilica, where heightened police patrols have been deployed to protect pilgrims taking part in the yearlong Jubilee celebrations.   The parchments were knock-offs of the...

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