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Pope Francis calls for peace in annual Easter address (videos)

Pope Francis spoke at the Vatican, giving his annual urbi et orbi ("to the city of Rome and to the world") address at the end of Easter Mass. This year, the Pontiff lamented people's suffering, conflicts taking place in the world and violence. He pleaded for the end of violence, especially in Iraq and Syria. He called for humanitarian aid to make its way to places where it is needed.

Tasovac, Archbishop Brugues: Historic visit to Serbia

BELGRADE - Archivist and librarian of the Vatican Apostolic Library Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues and his host, Serbian Minister of Culture and Information Ivan Tasovac pointed Wednesday to the historic dimension of this visit, which is the first ever visit to Serbia by a representative of the Vatican Library.

Vatican Library, National Library sign cooperation protocol

BELGRADE - The current archivist and librarian of the Vatican Apostolic Library, Archbishop Jean-Louis Brugues, signed Monday at the National Library of Serbia (NBS) a protocol on cooperation between the two institutions, set to facilitate the exchange of publications, knowledge and experts in the field of gathering, preserving, processing and protecting the library material.