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  1. News - China

    Vatican slams Chinese official church in bishop row

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:25am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City The Vatican slammed China’s state-run Catholic church on Thursday for stripping a bishop of his title, insisting the move “has no legal value ... the world to voice their support for Ma. China and the Vatican severed diplomatic ties in 1951 after the latter recognised the Nationalist Chinese government in Taipei, a rival to the communist ...

  2. News - World - VATICAN

    Pope’s ex-butler goes on trial for leaked papers

    Posted Sep 27th 2012, 08:25pm by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City There was a time when a Vatican trial could end with a heretic being burned at the stake. Paolo Gabriele doesn’t risk nearly as a dire fate, but he and the Holy See face a very public airing over the gravest security breach in the Vatican’s recent history following the theft and leaking of the pope’s personal papers. Gabriele, the pope’s ...

  3. News - World

    Pope pardons ex-butler who stole and leaked Vatican documents

    Posted Dec 22nd 2012, 09:02pm by Associated Press

    ... Vatican security breaches in recent times. The pope met for 15 minutes with Paolo Gabriele in the prison where the ex-butler was serving his sentence for the theft. Gabriele was subsequently freed and returned to his Vatican City apartment where he lived with his wife and three children. The Vatican said he would not continue living or working in the Vatican, but that it “intends to offer him ...

  4. News - World

    New trial in Vatican scandal offers insider look at Holy See's workings

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 02:10pm

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City The trial this week of a Vatican computer whiz over his alleged role in an embarrassing scandal of filched confidential papal documents is offering a chance for an insider glimpse at the Holy See’s security workings. Among those expected to testify in the trial, which begins on Monday in a Vatican City tribunal, are the pope’s top bodyguard, ...

  5. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican uproar over cardinal's alarmist Islam YouTube video

    Posted Oct 17th 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Vatican City

    ... Reuters in Vatican City Cardinal's screening of alarmist YouTube film at conference causes an outcry at the Vatican Bishops' fury at Islam video A Catholic cardinal has caused uproar at the Vatican by screening a spurious and anonymous YouTube video that makes alarmist predictions about the growth of Islam in Europe. The widely debunked seven-minute clip, called ...

  6. News - World

    Pope names first Native American saint, Kateri Tekakwitha

    Posted Oct 21st 2012, 07:18pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse at Vatican City Pope Benedict XVI named seven new saints on Sunday, including the first Native American, praising their “heroic courage” in a year when the Catholic ... at the age of 17, a German migrant to the United States who took care of lepers and a Spanish nun who campaigned for women’s rights. Vatican watchers said the choice of the saints now was linked ...

  7. News - World

    New-look Bond gets a 5-star blessing from the Vatican

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 12:00am by Reuters in Vatican City

    ... Reuters in Vatican City New-look Bond gets 5-star blessing from the Vatican If anyone thinks the Vatican newspaper is still a staid broadsheet that publishes only religious news and harsh ... and a reader-friendly layout and typeface. Its influence is disproportionate to its tiny print circulation of just 15,000. An editorial reflecting the Vatican's position on something reverberates around ...

  8. News - World - VATICAN LEAKS

    Pope's papers found in butler's apartment, Vatican police say at trial

    Posted Oct 04th 2012, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Vatican City Officers tell Vatican court they entered flat in May to find more than 1,000 relevant documents Pope's papers found in butler's home, say police Vatican police testifying at the trial of the pope's former butler have told a court they found coded Vatican correspondence in his house alongside documents on which the pope wrote "to ...

  9. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

    Posted Oct 11th 2012, 09:46pm by Associated Press in Vatican City

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Pope Benedict XVI on Thursday marked the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council – the church meetings he attended as a young priest that brought ... scandals, debates over celibacy for priests, open dissent among some priests and a recent Vatican crackdown on liberal nuns in the US have also contributed to erode the church’s place in the world. ...

  10. News - Asia - PAKISTAN

    Vatican's interfaith chief defends Pakistani girl detained for burning Koran verses

    Posted Aug 26th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Vatican defends Pakistani girl who 'burned Koran' French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran yesterday went to the defence of a young Pakistani girl accused ... instruction book inscribed with verses from the Koran. She was arrested and remanded in custody last Thursday. Interviewed on Radio Vatican, Tauran, who is in charge of interfaith dialogue ...




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