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  1. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis locked in old-school struggle with Satan

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:12am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... The Washington Post in Vatican City Devil is more than an allegory for otherwise progressive pontiff, who dwells on evil in his sermons and praises the work of exorcists A modern Pope goes ... the radar, theologians and Vatican insiders say, Francis has not only dwelled far more on Satan in sermons and speeches than his recent predecessors, but has also sought to rekindle the devil's ...

  2. News - World

    Pope's 1st encyclical: "Light of Faith due Friday

    Posted Jul 01st 2013, 05:51pm by AP

    ... VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has written his first encyclical, and it's on faith. The Vatican said Monday that "Light of Faith" will be released on Friday. Retired Pope Benedict XVI had planned to issue a final encyclical on faith, but retired before he had time to finish it. The Vatican has long said Francis would likely take elements of Benedict's draft ...

  3. News - World - RELIGION

    Vatican unveils bone fragments said to be St Peter’s

    Posted Nov 24th 2013, 08:31pm by Associated Press in the Vatican

    ... Associated Press in the Vatican Pope Francis prays before relics and clutches them during service as they are exhibited publicly for the first time The Vatican publicly unveiled a handful ... The nine pieces of bone sat nestled like rings in a jewellery box inside a bronze display case on the side of the altar during a Mass commemorating the end of the Vatican’s year-long celebration ...

  4. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis calls for fewer powers for the Vatican

    Posted Nov 27th 2013, 02:32am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Vatican City Pope calls for fewer powers for the Vatican Pope Francis called for reform to take powers away from the Vatican and said Catholics should be more ... Francis has instituted a council of cardinals to advise him on reforms including a shake-up of the Vatican bureaucracy after a series of high-profile scandals in recent years and disgruntlement ...

  5. News - World - RELIGION

    No Russia invite for Pope Francis during Putin's Vatican visit

    Posted Nov 26th 2013, 03:34pm by Associated Press

    ... to the Vatican, stopping to cross himself and kiss an icon of the Madonna that he gave to Pope Francis. But Moscow’s improving relations with the Vatican only went so far: Putin didn’t invite the pontiff ... of the Vatican gardens, while Putin presented the pope with an image of the icon of the Madonna of Vladimir, an important Russian Orthodox icon. After they exchanged the gifts, Putin asked the pope if he ...

  6. News - World

    Vatican to display bones claimed to be those of Saint Peter

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 03:58am by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian in Vatican City Vatican to display contentious fragments discovered in a Roman cemetery in 1959 that some say are the remains of first pope Battle of St Peter's bones ... or contraception. New “very patient and accurate investigations” had been carried out on bones discovered in a Roman cemetery in the Vatican, he declared. The remains had been identified, “in a way we ...

  7. News - World - RELIGION

    Papal blessing stirs exorcism speculation

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Vatican City Papal focus on Satan believed to have sparked debate over encounter on St Peter's Square Pope's blessing stirs exorcism speculation The question ... there was "no doubt" that Francis either performed an exorcism or a prayer to free the man from the devil. The Vatican was more cautious on Tuesday, saying Francis "didn't intend ...

  8. 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, ...

  9. News - World - RELIGION

    Pope Francis replaces scandal-hit Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence-France Presse in Vatican City Reform-minded veteran diplomat replaces pope's unpopular right-hand man, another step along path to overhaul 'Vatican-centric' church Francis replaces scandal cardinal The Vatican began a new chapter yesterday, dumping scandal-hit cardinal Tarcisio Bertone as right-hand man to Pope Francis and replacing him with veteran diplomat ...

  10. News - World - CRIME

    Pope Francis says mafia members 'excommunicated' from the Church

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 05:10am by Reuters

    ... in an organised crime attack last January. Francis comforted the boy's father during a meeting a Vatican spokesman called highly emotional. The boy's parents and grandfather were part of a drugs ...




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