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ReutersBy Steve Scherer VATICAN CITY, June 15 (Reuters) - Pope Francis made a key appointment to the Vatican bank on Saturday, part of a clean-up of the institution which has a history of murky financial dealings and is being closely watched by the European...
Tags: Italy, Francis I, Vatican City
Given the rapidly evolving status of gay rights here in the U.S, where the Boy Scouts of America recently lifted a ban on gay youths and the Supreme Court prepares to rule on two same-sex marriage cases, John Oliver decided it was time to check up on the...
LONDON -- The neophyte holders of two of Christendom’s most venerable posts met for the first time Friday and spoke of fostering unity and understanding between their sometimes rival branches of the faith. Pope Francis and Archbishop of Canterbury...
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VATICAN CITY — In private remarks to the leadership of a key Latin American church group, Pope Francis lamented that a “gay lobby” was at work at the Vatican. It was an apparent reference to allegations in the Italian media that...
ReutersVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has acknowledged the existence of a "gay lobby" and a "stream of corruption" in the Vatican, according to reports in Catholic media not denied by the Vatican. The pope made the remarks last week in Spanish during a...
Tags: Politics, The Pope, Christianity, Lobbying, Religion and Belief
Reuters* Says legality of all 18,900 accounts being reviewed * Bank scandal-prone, still falls short of EU standards * Freyberg's predecessor ousted for "incompetence" By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 31 (Reuters) - The Vatican bank is checking the...
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ReutersVATICAN CITY, June 6 (Reuters) - Pope Francis broke with another papal tradition on Thursday and revealed he will not spend his summer in the lavish palace in the hilltop town of Castel Gandolfo, host to popes for centuries and a favoured retreat of his...
Tags: Rome (Italy), Francis I, Vatican City, Vatican City
Preparing for his return to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles after six months' treatment at a center for pedophile priests, Father Michael Wempe sat down to type out a list of concerns. Arrangements for his dog. Counseling and support groups for himself....
Reuters* Father Puglisi shot by Mafia in 1993 * Considered a martyr by Catholic church * Beatification is step before sainthood ROME, May 25 (Reuters) - A Sicilian priest gunned down by the Mafia twenty years ago outside his home in Palermo was beatified in a...
ReutersROME, May 22 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics in China to remain loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers. China's Catholics number between 8 and 12 million and are divided between the state-...
Tags: China, Rome (Italy), The Pope, Christianity, Religion and Belief
VATICAN CITY -- Centuries after it helped kick-start Western art, the Vatican is seeking to break back into the art world with its first-ever pavilion at the prestigious Venice Biennale. The display includes a very modern mix of photography and...
When Archbishop Jose Gomez stripped his predecessor, Cardinal Roger Mahony, of public duties for mishandling clergy sex abuse cases, a church spokesman said the retired prelate's life would remain largely the same with one exception: confirmations. No...
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