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Years after his death, baseball legend Honus Wagner hit a home run for a group of nuns, who will use proceeds from the sale of his extremely rare baseball card to do charitable work.
Texas-based Heritage Auctions conducted the internet auction, which concluded Thursday night with a winning bid from Doug Walton, whose family owns seven stores in the Southeast specializing in sports cards and collectibles.
"I have been in the market for this card for a long time," Walton told CNN. "It is the Mona Lisa of baseball cards."
Walton paid $262,900, Heritage said, with $220,000 of that going to the School Sisters of Notre Dame. The card's price beat initial estimates by $162,900.
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Editor's Note: CNN's John Murgatroyd brings us this report from Atlanta, Georgia.
Atlanta’s Urban Foursquare Church is facing a problem that many of its parishioners already deal with: homelessness.
Pastor Mark Anthony Mitchell started the church in Lakewood, one of Atlanta’s poorest neighborhoods.
“We’re about the heartfelt needs of the poor and underclass,” he said.
Mitchell rents an abandoned church that is for sale. The congregation is months behind in the rent and facing eviction.
Pope Benedict XVI defended religion from critics Sunday as he dedicated the Sagrada Familia church, a still-unfinished emblem of the Spanish city of Barcelona.
"This is the great task before us: to show everyone that God is a God of peace not of violence, of freedom not of coercion, of harmony not of discord," he said.
And he pushed back against what he sees as increasing secularism in the world, saying, "I consider that the dedication of this church of the Sagrada Familia is an event of great importance, at a time in which man claims to be able to build his life without God, as if God had nothing to say to him."
He also defended the traditional family, after Spain's Socialist government legalized same-sex marriage.
"The generous and indissoluble love of a man and a woman is the effective context and foundation of human life in its gestation, birth, growth and natural end," he said.
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