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Papal encyclical is Italian bestseller

Catholic World News - August 22, 2013

Lumen Fidei, the first encyclical of Pope Francis, has jumped to the best-seller list in Italy, selling more than 200,000 copies since its publication on July 5.

The official Vatican publisher, Libreria Editrice Vaticana, reported the sales figure of 200,000, without including sales by other publishers.

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