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Book alleges that Padre Pio may have used carbolic acid to self-inflict his wounds


November 23rd, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican, Nov 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new book claims that Italian saint Padre Pio might have used carbolic acid to inflict the stigmata wounds that made him so popular. The book titled ... 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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Vatican releases Papal book


November 24th, 2010 - 10:38 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Nov 24 (IANS/AKI) A book consisting of the first series of exclusive interviews ever granted to a reporter by a pope was presented Tuesday at the Vatican."Light of the World. The ... Read more...

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Gene Feels Like An Olympian God


August 31st, 2010 - 7:55 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
August 31, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): The Kiss bassist / vocalist recently said that the feeling that he enjoys onstage is surely equivalent to the religious figures, heads and politicians.He says that ... Read more...

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Vatican mulling Arabic and Russian versions of website


August 10th, 2010 - 11:21 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Aug 10 (DPA) The Vatican plans to revamp its official website and is considering opening sections in Arabic and Russian, an official said Tuesday. The need to use language "that is ... Read more...

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Ills and frills of convocation robe


April 7th, 2010 - 11:15 am ICT by IANS
By Sanjay Sharma Bhopal, April 7 (IANS) Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh's publicly displayed aversion to the convocation robe, that he decried as a colonial legacy, is being hotly debated in Madhya Pradesh. ... Read more...

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Christians demand apology from Ramesh over ‘barbaric’ remark


April 4th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Bhubaneswar, April 4 (IANS) A Christian group Sunday demanded an unconditional apology from union Minister of State for Environment and Forest Jairam Ramesh for terming the wearing of the traditional convocation robe ... Read more...

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Pope John Paul II ‘regularly whipped himself’ with a belt


January 27th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Pope John Paul II regularly whipped himself with a trouser belt that he kept in his wardrobe, a new book has revealed.It had long been rumoured that the ... Read more...

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Foreign Policy magazine ranks Zardari fifth biggest loser in World


March 23rd, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar.23 (ANI): The famous Foreign Policy magazine has ranked Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari as the fifth biggest loser in the world. Zardari was known to be a bad guy long ... Read more...

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Italian Bishops discourage use of texting, Facebook and iPods during Lent


March 4th, 2009 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Chocolate, cigarettes and alcohol are not the only indulgences forbidden in the 40 days of Lent, for Italians have now been urged to abstain from more contemporary ... Read more...

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How popes illegitimate daughter Lucrezia Borgia got wealthy during an economic downturn


January 8th, 2009 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 8 (ANI): A new study by a USC historian sheds new light on how Lucrezia Borgia, the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI, became so wealthy during an economic ... Read more...

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Ancient bacteria on Roman tombs may help protect cultural heritage monuments


September 25th, 2008 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 25 (ANI): A new research has led to the discovery of two new species of bacteria found growing on the walls of ancient Roman tombs, which may help protect ... Read more...

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Indian pilgrims to reveal how immigration scam to New Zealand was arranged


July 17th, 2008 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, July 17 (ANI): Three of the 35 Indian pilgrims who went missing, will meet immigration officials today to provide information about the alleged scam that brought them to New Zealand.The ... Read more...

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Brit woman claims to have seen alien spaceship


May 16th, 2008 - 5:09 pm ICT by admin
London, May 16 (ANI): A woman in London claims that she has seen an alien spaceship hovering over Golders Green.Her claim comes at a time when the Vatican has conceded that ... Read more...

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Vatican believes aliens could also be Gods creations


May 14th, 2008 - 12:16 pm ICT by admin
Melbourne, May 14 (ANI): If you want to believe in the green man from Mars, well then thats now OK with the Catholic Church.And, the permission comes straight from the popes ... Read more...

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Vatican introduces Latin website


May 11th, 2008 - 3:29 pm ICT by admin
London, May 11 (ANI): Latin, the Vaticans official language, has finally entered its website alongside Italian, English, French, Spanish, German and Portuguese.Though Latin has faded from the modern church, it was ... Read more...

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Peaceful demonstration against religious exclusivism during Popes UN address


April 22nd, 2008 - 7:36 pm ICT by admin
New York, Apr 22 (ANI): The Forum for the Protection of Religious Pluralism held a peaceful demonstration outside the United Nations Headquarters during Popes address to UN on April 18. A ... Read more...

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The life of the Pope courtesy his cat!


April 21st, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
New York, Apr 21 (ANI): If you want your children to know about the life of Pope Benedict XVI, then all you need to do is get them the autobiography that ... Read more...

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Pop music to help hasten late Popes path to sainthood


November 17th, 2007 - 4:06 pm ICT by admin
London, November 17 (ANI): A DVD aiming at hastening late Pope John Paul Seconds path to sainthood, which the Vatican is to launch soon, will show the pontiff singing like a music ... Read more...

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