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Russian apex court rejects man’s claim to Vatican


August 9th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Aug 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Russian Supreme Court has overturned an appeal from a Russian who urged the country's judiciary to recognise his ownership of the Vatican."The court has ... Read more...

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Vatican rejects Bulgarian envoy for writing ‘homosexual act’


August 7th, 2012 - 12:07 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Aug 6 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican rejected the candidacy of a Bulgarian diplomat to become the next ambassador of his country because he is the author of a best-selling ... Read more...

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Gay Italian politician to run for PM in 2013


August 2nd, 2012 - 7:52 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 2 (IANS/AKI) An openly homosexual politician in Italy has announced his candidacy for prime ministership in the elections to be held in 2013, in what could pave the ... Read more...

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Italian priest killed by mafia may be declared saint


June 30th, 2012 - 5:48 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, June 30 (IANS/AKI) A priest from Italy's Sicily island who was killed by the mafia 20 years ago has been declared a martyr by Pope Benedict, and may ... 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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Zuckerberg honeymooning in Rome


May 29th, 2012 - 9:24 am ICT by IANS
Rome, May 29 (IANS/AKI) Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan were spotted during their honeymoon in Rome by a tourist who posted their photo on Twitter.The ... 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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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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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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Mena Suvari files for divorce


January 16th, 2012 - 10:28 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 16 (IANS) Actress Mena Suvari has filed for divorce from husband and concert promoter Simone Sestito, citing "irreconcilable differences".Suvari, who married Sestito in Vatican City, Italy 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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LA Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala resigns after revealing that he fathered 2 children


January 5th, 2012 - 12:43 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, Jan 4 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has confirmed that Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop Gabino Zavala has resigned. The statement failed to state the reasons for the resignation but several ... 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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Quite beyond science to explain Turin Shroud: Vatican daily


December 30th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 30 (IANS) The Vatican's official newspaper, L'Osservatore Romano, has strongly endorsed research that suggests the Turin Shroud could be the actual burial cloth of Christ.Experts from the National ... Read more...

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Researchers verify the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin


December 23rd, 2011 - 12:54 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Italian scientists say the image in the Shroud of Turin was not faked after a study of the famous piece. The shroud is famed for being the ... 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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Yoga, work of the devil: Vatican priest


November 27th, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 27 (IANS) The ancient Indian practice of yoga that helps in attaining physical and spiritual discipline has been termed a "work of the devil" by a top Vatican ... 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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Vatican recognises Libya’s NTC


October 22nd, 2011 - 4:04 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 22 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican Friday recognised Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC) as the legitimate representative of the Libyan people and wished it success, a day after the ... Read more...

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Italian priest shot dead in Philippines


October 20th, 2011 - 5:03 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, Oct 20 (IANS/AKI) An Italian priest has been shot dead in the Philippines, the Vatican news agency Fides said.Police said Fausto Tentorio, 61, was shot dead soon after ... Read more...

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First Catholic school in Valley after 1947 coming up


October 4th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, Oct 4 (IANS) Ambassador of the Vatican to India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Tuesday laid the foundation stone of the first Catholic mission school to come up in the Kashmir ... 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 declares war on ’secularisation’


July 14th, 2011 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Vatican City, July 14 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has announced plans for a massive campaign beginning 2012 against "secularisation" in some of Europe's biggest cities.Archbishop Rino Fisichella, president of the Pontifical ... Read more...

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Pakistan’s foreign office spokeswoman new envoy to Italy


July 11th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 11 (IANS) Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Tehmina Janjua has been appointed the country's next ambassador to Italy, a media report said Monday.Janjua will also represent Pakistan at ... Read more...

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Philippines’ lawmakers debating over divorce law


June 2nd, 2011 - 8:03 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Manila, June 2 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lawmakers in the Philippines are passionately debating a new bill which will introduce divorce in the country. If the bill is passed, couples in the country can ... Read more...

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John Paul II beatification ceremony begins


May 1st, 2011 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, May 1 (IANS) The ceremony to beatify the late Pope, John Paul II, began in front of hundreds of thousands of Catholics in Vatican City's St. Peter's Square.Beatification, ... 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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Pope Benedict XVI may make first call to space on May 4


April 24th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 24 (ANI): A NASA official has revealed that Pope Benedict XVI may make a special call to the International Space Station during the upcoming flight of the space shuttle Endeavour.In ... Read more...

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Charlie Sheen makes move to trademark 22 of his catchphrases


April 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 6 (ANI): Actor Charlie Sheen's catchphrases are soon to become a trademark after a company with ties to him filed an application.The company, Hyro-gliff, filed trademark applications between March 19 ... Read more...

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Vatican to unveil Facebook page for Pope John Paul II this week


March 14th, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): The Vatican will unveil a Facebook page dedicated to the forthcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II this week.The pontiff, who died in 2005, will be ... Read more...

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Pope prays for victims of New Zealand quake


February 24th, 2011 - 11:45 am ICT by IANS
Rome, Feb 24 (IANs/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI Wednesday offered prayers and condolences to the scores of people who perished in the earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. His thoughts were also dedicated to ... Read more...

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