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Unseen Jobs’ interview to be released


April 28th, 2012 - 8:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 28 (IANS) A never-before-seen interview with Apple founder Steve Jobs will premiere next month. In the interview, Jobs speaks about how he pulled off a prank call to ... 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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Vatican warns pilgrims of ticket scams ahead of John Paul II beatification


April 11th, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Apr.11 (ANI): The Vatican has warned Catholic pilgrims against ticket scams and unscrupulous hoteliers as the beatification of Pope John Paul II to be held on May 1 in Rome draws ... Read more...

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Vatican denies Pope will donate organs after death says his donor card is invalid


February 5th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 5 (ANI): The Vatican has denied that Pope Benedict will donate his organs after death,saying that his donor card became invalid after he ceased to be a cardinal and became ... Read more...

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Nazi mass murderer shielded from justice for 10-yrs by West German intelligence


January 10th, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Adolf Eichmann, who was the supreme logistical mastermind of the Nazi Holocaust of six million Jews, is said to have been shielded from justice for a decade by ... Read more...

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Pope to issue new rules to counter financial crimes


December 30th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 30 (IANS) The Vatican plans to unveil new rules intended to counter financial crimes and make its financial activities more transparent, a media report said Thursday. The decision has been ... Read more...

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Vatican urges prudence in assessing WikiLeaks documents


December 14th, 2010 - 2:36 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has described as "a matter of extreme seriousness" the WikiLeaks release of diplomatic cables alleging that it refused to assist an Irish inquiry into clerical sex ... 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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Hindus laud Vatican for Jewish concert and urge Pope to organize Kirtan recital soon


November 12th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Nevada (US), Nov 12 (ANI): In a remarkable interfaith gesture, a Jewish music concert involving about 20 cantors from American Conference of Cantors will be held in Vatican for the first ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa remembered on her 13th death anniversary


September 5th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 5 (ANI): Special prayers were held at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata today to mark Mother Teresa's 13th death anniversary.Prayers and floral tributes were offered at the grave of ... Read more...

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Vatican’s New Sex Abuse Document To Be Published Soon


July 7th, 2010 - 7:40 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Vatican City, July 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) After sex-abuse scandals rocking the Vatican for months now, Pope Benedict XVI is going to issue a document which would outline the procedures of ... Read more...

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Oldest portraits of Jesus Christ’s apostles discovered


June 23rd, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): The oldest known portraits of Jesus Christ's apostles have been found in a catacomb near St. Paul's Basilica in Rome.Vatican officials announced the discovery at a news conference ... Read more...

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Priest launches iPad app to keep record of church Mass


June 19th, 2010 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, June 19 (ANI): Now there is an iPad application 'iBreviary' that will keep a record of what all is said and sung during Mass.An Italian priest Paolo Padrini has created iBreviary ... Read more...

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Pope says that biggest threat is ’sin within the church’


May 12th, 2010 - 7:26 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Lisbon, May 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Pope said on Tuesday that the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the church should make the leaders acknowledge that the biggest threat comes from ... Read more...

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Lawsuit against pope without merit, says Vatican


April 24th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Vatican City, April 24 (IANS/AKI) The Vatican has rejected a lawsuit against Pope Benedict XVI and other Vatican officials for failing to defrock a Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse in the ... Read more...

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Sex abuse ‘victim’ to sue the Pope in US


April 23rd, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
St Paul (US), April 23 (IANS/AKI) Pope Benedict XVI and other senior Vatican officials are facing legal action from an alleged victim of a Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing hundreds of ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict XVI wants Roman Catholics to ‘do penance’


April 16th, 2010 - 10:56 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vatican City, Apr 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope Benedict XVI wants his devout followers to ‘do penance’. Critics think that this is an apparent reference to all the child sexual abuse scandals, ... Read more...

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Pope Benedict XVI Defies Sex Abuse Charges Against Vatican Priests In Palm Sunday Speech


March 28th, 2010 - 11:39 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan BhaduriRome, Mar 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Pope Benedict XVI is going through a bad phase with the Vatican coming under media glare for its lenient handling of the sex abuse cases ... Read more...

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Turin Shroud to go display in Italy


March 28th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): Turin Shroud, the cloth said to have covered the body of Christ, is set to go on display next month in Italy.Vatican officials expect around two million people ... Read more...

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MI5 documents reveal Nazi plan to send spies dressed as monks into Vatican


March 15th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 15 (ANI): Britain's MI5 intelligence outfit has revealed that Hitler's Germany had hatched a plan during World War Two to infiltrate the Vatican with spies disguised as monks.According to The ... Read more...

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Vatican embarrassed by a gay sex scandal


March 6th, 2010 - 10:00 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Rome, Mar 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Vatican has been left red-faced and embarrassed after reports and tapes surfaced of a gay sex scandal in the pious and holy city. The gay sex ... Read more...

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Mother Mary MacKillop to become Australia’s first saint


December 20th, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 20 (ANI): Pope Benedict XVI has confirmed Mary MacKillop's second miracle paving way for her to become Australia's first saint.Mother Mary had founded the Sisters of St Joseph in 1866."At ... Read more...

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Vatican slams ‘Twilight’ series


November 21st, 2009 - 1:18 am ICT by IANS
London, Nov 20 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church has expressed concerns over the growing popularity of the "Twilight" series, as Vatican officials have called the vampire franchise a "moral vacuum with a ... Read more...

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Blasphemy laws won’t be misused against Christians, Zardari assures Pope


October 2nd, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, Oct. 2 (ANI): Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has assured Pope Benedict XVI that his government would ensure that blasphemy laws are not used against Christians.During their meeting here, the Pope ... Read more...

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Mother Teresa remembered on her death anniversary


September 5th, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
Kolkata, Sep 5 (ANI): Special prayers were held at the Missionaries of Charity in Kolkata today to mark Mother Teresa's 12th death anniversary.Prayers and floral tributes were offered at the grave of ... Read more...

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Kolkata holds special prayers on Mother Teresa’s 99th birth anniversary


August 26th, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by ANI
By Shankha GhoshKolkata, Aug.26 (ANI): Special prayers were held at the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity on Wednesday on the occasion of Mother Teresa's 99th birth anniversary.A mass was organised at ... Read more...

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Pope breaks his wrist, taken to hospital


July 17th, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
Rome, July 17 (ANI): Currently on a summer break, Pope Benedict XVI has broken his wrist and twisted an ankle after slipping in the bathroom.Despite the agony, the Pope, 82, was able ... Read more...

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Vatican to boycott ‘Angels and Demons’


March 24th, 2009 - 12:14 am ICT by IANS
London, March 23 (IANS) The Vatican is reportedly planning to authorise a boycott of Ron Howard's upcoming movie "Angels & Demons", a prequel to his 2006 controversial hit "The Da Vinci Code". Directed ... Read more...

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Italy beefs up security around St Nicholas remains fearing theft by Mafia


December 22nd, 2008 - 7:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 22 (ANI): Italian authorities have beefed up security around the remains of St Nicholas, the saint who inspired Father Christmas, fearing that Mafia may try to steal it.Police in ... Read more...

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Anglican bishops in secret Vatican summit


July 6th, 2008 - 11:36 am ICT by ANI
London , July 6 (ANI): Senior Church of England bishops have held secret talks with Vatican officials to discuss the crisis in the Anglican Communion over gays and women bishops.They ... Read more...

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Auto-rickshaws from India join Popemobile fleet


July 5th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 5 (ANI): Two auto-rickshaws from India have joined the fleet of luxury Popmobiles that have been used by the Vatican to drive the Pope around to date.Piaggio, the ... Read more...

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Vatican to commemorate controversial World War II pope


June 18th, 2008 - 2:01 am ICT by IANS
DPA Vatican City, June 18 (DPA) A Vatican academic conference later this year, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Pope Pius XII's death, will focus on the pontiff's influence on church reforms, but not ... Read more...

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