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Stories with place: Florence
  • Artisans completing replica of Ghiberti's famed bronze doors 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 7:53 am

    FLORENCE, Italy - A team of artisans on the outskirts of Florence are casting the final panels of a replica of a Renaissance masterpiece: Lorenzo Ghiberti's famed bronze north doors on the Florence Baptistery. The work is in preparation for the doors' installation in place of the original at the end of January.

  • Pope presses reform agenda amid new Vatican scandal 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 4:19 pm

    FLORENCE, Italy - Pope Francis insisted Tuesday that the Catholic Church shun all temptations of power, prestige and money as he pressed his reform agenda amid a new scandal at the Vatican.