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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-...
Reuters* Pope Francis expected to visit exhibition privately * Includes 100-year-old photos of frontier life on the Pampas * Many objects leave Argentina for the first time By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 17 (Reuters) - Gauchos, the legendary...
Tags: Arts, Argentina, Francis I, Vatican City, The Pope
Reuters* Trying to shed reputation as world's most secretive bank * Bank will hire international auditing firm By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 16 (Reuters) - The Vatican Bank, a centre of scandals for decades, is to launch its own website and publish its...
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...
ReutersBy Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor BUDAPEST, May 14 (Reuters) - When Hungarian radical right-wingers rallied against a Jewish conference in Budapest in early May, a well-known Protestant pastor hid behind the stage while his wife stepped up to the podium...
Tags: Reformed, Politics, Roman Catholicism, Government, Israel
Reuters* First saint-making ceremony for new pope * Vatican plays down Islam connection, says battle was history * Pope makes first anti-abortion appeal By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 12 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed as saints some...
Tags: Colombia, Religion and Belief, Islam, Francis I, Turkey
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...
Reuters* Pope urges clergy to live simple lives among the poor * "Theoretical poverty" among clergy harms Church By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Wednesday that clergy who were "careerists" or "social climbers" were...
Reuters* Benedict now has title of "Pope Emeritus" * Former pope will live in small convent on Vatican grounds * Has promised to obey successor, remain "hidden to the world" By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY, May 2 (Reuters) - Benedict XVI moved back to the...
One of the first things Argentinian native Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio did after being elected pope on March 13 was to send a message of friendship to Rome's chief rabbi, Riccardo Di Segni — and, by extension, the Jewish people. "I sincerely hope to...
ROME -- The Vatican became the home of two living popes Thursday when former pontiff Benedict XVI took up residence in a house in the city-state’s garden. The unprecedented cohabitation with his successor, Pope Francis, began when Benedict arrived...
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