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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. News - World - THE VATICAN

    Vatican built up property empire using Mussolini's millions

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... by the Vatican. Behind a disguised offshore company structure, the church's international portfolio has snowballed, using cash originally handed over by Benito Mussolini in return for papal ... London properties. A surprising aspect is the lengths to which the Vatican has gone to preserve secrecy about the Mussolini millions. Its holdings came to light only after a probe ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - World - CULTURE

    Italy's cultural heritage vanishing, warns Vatican museums director

    Posted Feb 01st 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Rome After library plundered, ex-minister says the cultural fabric of the country is coming apart Italy's national heritage 'in danger of vanishing' The director of the Vatican museums warned that Italy's cultural heritage is vanishing after prosecutors in Naples said two more people were arrested on suspicion of taking part ...

  6. News - China - TAIWAN

    Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou to attend pope's inauguration, irking Beijing

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei A word of caution from Beijing after Ma announces plan to attend inauguration Taiwan's president to visit Vatican Taiwan's President Ma Ying-jeou was due to leave for the Vatican last night to attend the inauguration mass of Pope Francis in a move that may stoke tensions with the mainland. The Vatican is one of the 23 states that recognise ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted May 12th 2014, 03:08am by STAFF

    ... There is no doubt that this is my masterpiece Japanese film director Naomi Kawase has high hopes for her movie 'Still the water' at this year's Cannes festival   Pope Francis never stops talking about the devil; it's constant Senior Vatican bishop, on the otherwise progressive pontiff's apparent obsession with Satan   St Louis kept me on that board... ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A GOOD WEEK FOR ...

    A Good Week for..., August 24, 2014

    Posted Aug 24th 2014, 03:43am by STAFF

    ... was allowed to overfly China both going to Seoul and returning to the Vatican. He sent greetings to President Xi Jinping and expressed the hope that he could visit China as soon as possible. Pope ...

  10. News - Asia - KOREAN PENINSULA

    Pope Francis ends South Korean visit with message of peace

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 09:38pm by Reuters

    ... best wishes, as I invoke divine blessings upon your land," the telegram said. While it is tradition for the pope to send a message to countries he's flying over, the Vatican ... about wanting to improve relations with the Vatican. One of the "comfort women" who sat in the front row at yesterday's mass, Kim Bok-dong, gave the pope a butterfly-shaped pin ...




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