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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. Vatican switch?

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pope Benedict has expressed a wish to re-establish diplomatic ties with China, according to a senior Vatican official. The Vatican recognises Taiwan, not China. What do you think of this move? Share your views: write to us ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Cardinal Joseph Zen wants lawmakers to veto 'meaningless' election reform package

    Posted Sep 13th 2014, 04:20am by JEFFIE LAM, Tony Cheung

    ... an Apple Daily report yesterday that accused the Vatican of stopping the diocese from holding a press conference on political reform last month in exchange for better Sino-Vatican relations.   ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World

    Pair accused of trying to deposit fake bonds in Vatican bank

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Rome Police hold two men accused of trying to place fake bonds in Holy See's bank Vatican deposit scam alleged Vatican police apprehended an American and a Dutch man who were trying to deposit billions of euros and US dollars in fake bonds in the Vatican bank. The men were stopped by the police when they approached one of the guarded gates ...

  6. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests for the first time

    Posted May 07th 2014, 08:54pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Geneva Vatican reveals figures on sex abuse by priests The Vatican has released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children, saying 848 priests had been defrocked and another 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade. The Vatican's UN ambassador in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Breaking the ice

    Posted Jul 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An exhibition of Vatican artefacts in Hong Kong has emerged as a possible means of improving relations between the Catholic Church and Beijing. How important is it to thaw Sino-Vatican relations? Share your views: write to us. ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Two popes canonised at single Vatican ceremony attended by Pope Francis and predecessor Benedict

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 05:04am by AGENCIES

    ... Agencies in Vatican City Francis and Benedict attend ceremony to make John XXIII and John Paul II saints, the first time two ex-pontiffs are canonised at the same time 'Four-pope ... School in Houston, Texas, and waited for nearly 12 hours to get near St Peter's. "John Paul was so impactful on the church. He completed the work of Vatican II. Today honours the last ...

  10. News - World - CRIME

    Police slap arrested Vatican prelate with fresh money-laundering charge

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 01:15am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Vatican City Ex-Vatican official faces new illicit cash charge A former Vatican prelate on trial for an alleged plot to smuggle €20 million (HK$210 million) into Italy was further charged yesterday with laundering millions of euros through the Vatican bank. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano and two other people served with arrest warrants were suspected of laundering ...




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