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Pope Benedict’s butler to face trial for stealing letters


August 13th, 2012 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican, Aug 13 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI' butler Paolo Gabriele, suspected of stealing the pontiff's documents, will go on trial, said a Vatican spokesperson Monday.Gabriele, 46, was arrested May ... Read more...

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Muslims, Catholics hold inter-faith meet in Vatican


July 12th, 2012 - 7:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 12 (IANS/AKI) A group of Muslims and Catholics have met at the Vatican and exchanged views about their relations "in the current situation of the world".According to ... Read more...

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Pope greets Queen Elizabeth


June 6th, 2012 - 11:23 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, June 6 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent a message to Queen Elizabeth II, congratulating the British monarch on the Diamond Jubilee of her coronation, the Vatican ... Read more...

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Pope turns 85


April 16th, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 16 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI marked his 85th birthday Monday.The pope met his older brother, 88 year-old Father Georg Ratzinger, and asked Catholics to pray that he ... Read more...

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Pope can’t cook, says brother


April 4th, 2012 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 4 (IANS/AKI) The pope can't cook but knows how to wash dishes following dinner and practices addresses with a tape recorder, according to his older brother.Before he ... Read more...

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Nigeria: Death toll in Jos church attack reaches 19


March 13th, 2012 - 9:43 pm ICT by BNO News
JOS, Nigeria (BNO NEWS) -- A person who was injured on Sunday when a suicide car bomber targeted a Catholic church in the Nigerian city of Jos has died, raising the death ... Read more...

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Artists record song for pope’s visit to Mexico


March 12th, 2012 - 12:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, March 12 (IANS/EFE) Artists, including Mijares and Danna Paola, have recorded the song "Mensajero de la Paz" (Messenger of Peace) to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to Mexico later ... Read more...

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Pope denounces gay marriage


March 10th, 2012 - 6:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 10 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI has denounced gay weddings, terming them as "powerful political and cultural currents seeking to alter the legal definition of marriage".The pope urged US ... Read more...

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Newly appointed Cardinal arrives in India


March 3rd, 2012 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, March 3 (IANS) Cardinal Mar George Alancherry, who hit the headlines over his reported statement on the killing of two Indian fishermen by Italian marines near the Alappuzha coast, ... Read more...

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Pope blesses worshippers via Twitter


February 24th, 2012 - 7:24 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 24 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI will share his blessings during the 40-day Lenten season via Twitter, the head of Vatican's social communications office, Claudio Maria Celli said ... Read more...

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Catholics upset at cardinal’s ‘reported’ view on shooting


February 22nd, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Kollam, Feb 22 (IANS) The catholics in Kerala have expressed serious displeasure over the "reported" statement by the newly appointed Cardinal Mar George Alancherry on the killing of two Indian ... Read more...

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Pope calls for end to Syria violence


February 13th, 2012 - 1:06 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Feb 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday launched a fresh appeal to the Syrian authorities, urging them to address the demands of protesters and put an end ... Read more...

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4,000 cases of Catholic priests abusing kids probed


February 8th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 8 (IANS) More than 4,000 cases of Catholic priests sexually abusing children have been investigated in the past one decade, said a top churchman in the Vatican city.Cardinal ... Read more...

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Vatican loans Cuba historic artefact


January 28th, 2012 - 11:51 am ICT by IANS
Havana, Jan 28 (IANS/EFE) The Vatican has loaned to Cuba "as a great exception" and for one year an artefact considered the most ancient example of indigenous Christian art in ... Read more...

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Crocodile attends papal audience


January 12th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 12 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday addressed around 7,000 faithful - and a crocodile.To commemorate the Rome zoo's 100th anniversary, staff members attended the pope's general indoor ... Read more...

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Syro-Malabar Church leader elevated to Cardinal


January 6th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Kochi, Jan 6 (IANS) The Vatican has elevated Mar George Alencherry, the 66-year-old leader of Kerala's Syro-Malabar Church, to a Cardinal.The announcement was simultaneously made Friday at the church headquarters ... Read more...

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US bishop resigns after saying he fathered two kids


January 5th, 2012 - 10:03 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 5 (IANS/EFE) A 60-year-old bishop in Los Angeles has given his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI after it was disclosed he was the father of two teenage ... Read more...

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2.5 mn gathered in Rome to see pope in 2011


January 4th, 2012 - 4:55 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Jan 4 (IANS/AKI) More than 2.5 million people last year participated in gatherings in Rome attended by Pope Benedict XVI, the Vatican has said.During 2011, a total of ... Read more...

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Pope prays for world peace on Christmas


December 25th, 2011 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 25 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI prayed for world peace Sunday and said that the world remained "torn" by violence which had stained the earth with blood.Delivering his ... Read more...

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Eliminate death penalty, says Pope


December 1st, 2011 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Dec 1 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday appealed to politicians to eliminate capital punishment, saying it is a violation of human dignity.Speaking at the the Vatican to international ... Read more...

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Vatican to take legal action against Benetton advertisement


November 18th, 2011 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 18 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has said it will resort to legal action to stop clothing retailer Benetton's advertisement with a photographic montage of Pope Benedict XVI ... Read more...

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Pope urges G-20 to resolve economic crisis


November 3rd, 2011 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Nov 3 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has urged the world's most industrialised countries to resolve the problems that has plunged much of the globe into an economic crisis.Leaders ... Read more...

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Pope reaches out to Turkey quake victims


October 27th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 27 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has reached out to victims of the earthquake that struck eastern Turkey, asking for divine support in rescue efforts."At this time our ... Read more...

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Susan Sarandon slammed for calling the Pope as a ‘Nazi’


October 18th, 2011 - 8:06 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Oct 18 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The US Catholic has slammed Susan Sarandon for calling the pope a Nazi. The actress made the comment about Pope Benedict XVI during a chat at the ... Read more...

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Monument of John Paul II unveiled in Moscow


October 15th, 2011 - 8:30 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) A monument to late Pope John Paul II was unveiled Friday in the courtyard of the Moscow's library of foreign languages.It will share the ... Read more...

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Hague court asked to prosecute Pope over sex abuse


September 14th, 2011 - 11:20 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 14 (IANS/AKI) Two groups have jointly asked the International Criminal Court at The Hague to investigate and prosecute Pope Benedict XVI and three top Vatican officials for ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict XVI wraps up his visit to Spain


August 22nd, 2011 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 22 (IANS/EFE) Pope Benedict XVI Sunday wrapped up his visit to Spain, where he participated in the Catholic Church's World Youth Day celebrations.The pope urged young Catholics to ... Read more...

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Hundreds of thousands welcome pope in Madrid


August 19th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 19 (IANS/EFE) Hundreds of thousands of young people gathered Thursday in the Spanish capital's Plaza de Cibeles to welcome Pope Benedict XVI to the 26th World Youth Day ... Read more...

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Pope sends 50,000 euro for famine relief in Somalia


July 21st, 2011 - 9:32 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI has sent 50,000 euro (around $71,000) to Somalia to be used as aid for millions of people starving because of drought.The pope ... Read more...

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Vatican launches own internet news portal


June 29th, 2011 - 10:32 am ICT by IANS
Rome, June 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Benedict XVI has launched Vatican's new information website by writing a short Twitter message on an iPad."Dear Friends, I just launched News.va. Praised be ... Read more...

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Italian magazine proposes Indian archbishop for Nobel Prize


June 14th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) A mass circulated Italian magazine has recommended Archbishop of Guwahati Thomas Menamparampil for the coveted Nobel Peace Prize for his initiative in brokering peace in the ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II’s beatification gathers 1.5 million people


May 2nd, 2011 - 7:42 pm ICT by BNO News
ROME, ITALY (BNO NEWS) -- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday conducted one of the largest Vatican Masses as more than 1.5 million people attended the ceremony in which Pope John Paul II ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatified (Lead)


May 1st, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, May 1 (IANS) Pope Benedict XVI beatified John Paul II Sunday before a large crowd that congregated in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets of Rome, taking the late ... Read more...

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70 Belgians to sue Vatican for clerical sex abuse


April 30th, 2011 - 7:48 pm ICT by IANS
Brussels, April 30 (IANS/AKI) At least 70 people from Belgium have claimed they were sexually abused by the clergy and would now sue the Vatican and the Belgian church for ... Read more...

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Mugabe to attend John Paul II’s beatification ceremony despite travel ban


April 29th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Harare, Apr 29 (ANI): Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe attending the beatification ceremony of Pope John Paul II this weekend has raised eyebrows of many across the world.The international community has also ... Read more...

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