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  1. News - World

    Pope Francis issues 1st encyclical, meditation on faith written with Benedict XVI

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 06:01pm by AP

    ... VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issues 1st encyclical, meditation on faith written with Benedict XVI. ...

  2. News - World

    Vatican tries to limit role in sex abuse cases before UN anti-torture panel

    Posted May 06th 2014, 12:24am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva UN committee member accuses it of skirting its responsibilities in fight against torture Vatican tries to limit role in sex abuse cases In its second grilling at the United Nations this year, the Vatican yesterday sought to limit its responsibility for the global priest sex abuse scandal by undercutting arguments it has violated an international treaty ...

  3. News - China - RELIGION

    Beijing, Vatican prepare to resume talks for first time since 2010

    Posted Jun 08th 2014, 05:26am by KRISTINE KWOK

    ... Kristine Kwok kristine.kwok@scmp.com Meeting said to be in the works, but recent anti-church actions could complicate dialogue With new leaders, China, Vatican to resume talks China and the Vatican are preparing to resume a long-stalled dialogue as changes of leadership on both sides have created an opportunity for communication, people close to the Roman Catholic Church said. ...

  4. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope says Asian eye on wealth is wrong

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 11:08pm by AP

    ... would help end the estrangement between Beijing and the Vatican. But the Vatican acknowledged that a telegram of greetings sent by the pope to the Chinese leadership apparently never arrived. The Vatican sent the telegram from Francis' chartered plane as it entered Chinese airspace early on Thursday, following Vatican protocol that calls for the pope to send such greetings whenever he ...

  5. News - World - ITALY

    Vatican furore over luxury flat for use of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:40pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome Exposure of use of a stunning property as the retirement home for former key leader runs counter to the pope's demand for a simple life Vatican furore over luxury ... of a Forbes-list billionaire? No. The flat in question is being created in the Vatican for the man who was its most senior official. While Pope Francis has been exhorting his clergy to live lives as simple ...

  6. Business - Banking & Finance

    Top Vatican bank managers resign after monsignor’s arrest

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:32pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vatican City Two top managers of the scandal-plagued Vatican bank resigned on Monday following the arrest of a high-ranking cleric with close ties to the financial institution, in the latest of a string of embarrassments for the Holy See. Director Paolo Cipriani and deputy-director Massimo Tulli stepped down three days after the Vatican was rocked by the arrest of Monsignor ...

  7. Business - Banking & Finance

    Arrested Vatican prelate lived lush life in hometown

    Posted Jul 05th 2013, 10:29am by Reuters

    ... in the city centre, was huge, with art lining the walls and hallways divided by Roman-style columns. Scarano, a Vatican official with close ties to the Vatican bank and who is now in Rome’s Queen ... at the Vatican bank, all came from donations and that he had done nothing wrong. There was no sign of breaking and entering apart from a broken window which police believed irrelevant and the thieves ...

  8. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis to meet victims of sex abuse by Catholic priests at Vatican

    Posted May 27th 2014, 09:36pm by Reuters

    ... at the Vatican early next month, and will show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church, including bishops, who abused children. "Sexual abuse is such an ugly crime... because a priest who ... to rest. The 77-year-old pontiff fielded questions on a range of topics, including Vatican finances, his concern for the environment, and whether he himself would one day retire like his ...

  9. News - Asia - SOUTH KOREA

    Pope Francis baptises S Korean father of victim killed in Sewol ferry disaster

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AP

    ... baptising the father of a student victim. Lee Ho-jin took the Christian name "Francis" during the rite, which the pope administered in the Vatican's embassy in Seoul, according to the Vatican spokesman, Reverend Federico Lombardi. Lee had been one of a dozen relatives of victims and survivors of the April ferry sinking who met privately with the pope on Friday. He asked ...




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