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Frugal pope nixes bonus for Vatican employees

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — The global economic crisis is hitting Vatican employees in their cassock pockets. The Vatican said Thursday that Pope Francis, known for his frugal ways, decided Vatican employees won't be getting the bonus that traditionally comes with the election of a new pope. In the past, the Vatican's 4,500-plus workers — both religious and lay — would receive an extra little something...

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