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George Mulcrone of Chicago came to Omaha to visit relatives. “I wasn’t expecting to see the Sistine Chapel,” the parishioner of the Windy City’s St. Walter Church quipped. He was taking in “Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition” and its 34 life-size reproductions offering visitors an immersive look at the frescoes that adorn the ceiling of the chapel at the Vatican and took Michelangelo four years to complete — from 1508 to 1512. Read more

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President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden will have an audience with Pope Francis Oct. 29, the day before the G20 Leaders’ Summit starts in Rome, White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced Oct. 14. “They will discuss working together on efforts grounded in respect for fundamental human dignity, including ending the COVID-19 pandemic, tackling the climate crisis and caring for the poor,” she said in a statement. Read more