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Vatican Prosecutors Seize Data From St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter's Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope...
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Severyn Ashkenazy: Swords Of The Vatican Do Not Cause A Jew Cold Sweat

It is rather challenging to give an account for 84 years of robust life and a book review. That is the task I took upon myself when I interviewed Severyn Ashkenazy. Born in 1936, a Holocaust survivor, a father and a grandfather, a pioneer of the...

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In Philippines, A Child Alleges Abuse By A Priest — And Tests Vatican Promise Of A Global...

Pope Francis has pledged an "all-out battle" to confront claims around the world. The trial in the Philippines — Asia’s largest Catholic-majority country — is such a moment.
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New Vatican Document Urges Fossil Fuel Divestment To Serve Planet And The Common Good

Jon Queally, staff writer"The Vatican's call for divestment is a breath of hope in times when faith is more needed than ever," said 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben. "It is a powerful statement that attempting to profit off the destruction of the...

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Vatican Frees Broker As Details Emerge Of Costly London Deal

The Vatican has released from detention an Italian businessman accused of extortion and fraud in a London real estate venture that to date has cost the Vatican more than 350 million euros, most of it donations from the faithful
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Pope Sends Strong Message To Us Catholics After Floyd Death

Pope Francis called George Floyd by name, twice, and offered support to an American bishop who knelt in prayer during a Black Lives Matter protest. Cardinals black and white have spoken out about Floyd's death, and the Vatican's communications...
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Charles De Foucauld, Who Took Islam’s Measure, To Be Canonized (part 2)

Charles de Foucauld, a Catholic priest who is about to be canonized by the Vatican, spent much of his adult life living alone among Muslims, first among Arabs in Morocco, and then among Tuaregs in Algeria. He wished for, but did not himself attempt,...
Related topics: Religion, Morocco, Algeria

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Pope Francis Says We Can't 'turn A Blind Eye' To The 'sin Of Racism' After Death Of George Floyd

Pope Francis has spoken out about the "tragic" death of George Floyd and "disturbing" unrest throughout the United States. The pope on Wednesday commented from the Vatican on the death of Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man, in police custody and...
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Pope Presides Over Virus Prayer In Hint Normalcy Returning

Pope Francis has prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic and the development of a vaccine while welcoming more than 100 guests to the Vatican
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Vatican Exiles Leader Of Bose Monastic Community

The Vatican has disciplined another charismatic religious leader, exiling the founder of an Italian monastic community over governance problems
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Reopening Of Saint Peter’s Marks First Step For Italy’s Catholics

Rome (AFP) – Saint Peter’s Basilica throws its doors open to visitors on Monday, marking a relative return to normality at the Vatican and beyond in Italy, where most business activity is set to resume.Public masses also resume...
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Former Soviet President Gorbachev Touts Spiritual Leaders’ Role To Fight Covid-19 Pandemic

Mikhail Gorbachev first met Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Vatican in December 1989, a year later he was received by the Pontiff as president of the-then USSR.

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Vatican Urges Internal Migrants Get Same Rights As Refugees

The Vatican says internal migrants should have the same legal protections as refugees

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Pope Francis, Not Content To Falsely Accuse Christians Of Fictional Atrocity, Celebrates Jihadis’...

My latest at PJ Media: The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue on Friday informed its “dear Muslim brothers and sisters” that the month of Ramadan is “a time for spiritual healing and growth, of sharing with the poor, of...
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Vatican Extends “hearty Congratulations” To All Muslims For A “fruitful Month Of Ramadan”

“The Vatican’s office for interreligious dialogue released a message to the world’s Muslims Friday, extending fervent best wishes for a ‘fruitful month of Ramadan.'” Fervent is the key word here. A simple well wishing to...
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German Catholic Church Confesses It 'was Complicit' In Wwii By Not Opposing Nazi Regime

The news comes two months after the Vatican opened its archives on Pope Pius XII, who led the Catholic Church from 1939 to 1958 and has been subject to harsh criticism due to his stance on the Holocaust and the Nazi regime in general.
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Vatican Closes Latest Probe Into Girl's 1983 Disappearance

The Vatican has formally closed its latest investigation into the 1983 disappearance of an employee’s 15-year-old daughter

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Australian Cardinal Links Corruption To Child Abuse Charges

Cardinal George Pell is linking his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse
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Australian Cardinal Links Corruption To Child Abuse Charges

Cardinal George Pell is linking his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse
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What Does Easter Hope Look Like In The Time Of Coronavirus?

I just got back from Easter Vigil Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican with Pope Francis – because, why not?, when all the...
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