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Two priests accused in Vatican's first sexual abuse trialThe trial is symbolic as the city state is home to the spiritual leadership of the Catholic Church.
Vatican: Italian woman arrested in fraud scandalThe 39-year-old says she was paid €500,000 by a former top Vatican official accused of embezzlement.
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Cardinal proclaims innocence after resigning in Vatican financial scandal(CNN)One of the Vatican's powerful cardinals has resigned from his post amid a growing financial scandal. Giovanni Angelo Becciu says he was accused of embezzlement and proclaimed his innocence during..
Vatican cardinal pushes back after pope fires him in scandalA powerful Vatican cardinal who was sacked by Pope Francis in an astonishing twist to the Vatican's latest financial scandal pushed back Friday (US time) against allegations he embezzled Holy See money..
Cardinal Angelo Becciu resigns amid financial accusationsAn Italian cardinal at the Vatican is speaking out about his forced resignation. CBS News foreign correspondent Chris Livesay is in Rome with the accusations surrounding Cardinal Angelo Becciu.
Cardinal Becciu: Vatican official resigns unexpectedlyCardinal Becciu has left his post and given up his rights as cardinal, the Holy See has confirmed.
Powerful Vatican cardinal resigns amid financial scandalROME — The powerful head of the Vatican’s saint-making office, Cardinal Angelo Becciu, resigned suddenly Thursday from the post and renounced his rights as a cardinal amid a financial scandal that..
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Pope gives green light for extension of accord with BeijingVATICAN CITY--Pope Francis has signed off on a two-year extension of a deal with China on the appointment of bishops that critics have condemned as a sell-out to the communist government, a senior..
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Pope tells leaders post-pandemic economic models must changeBy Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Friday that the coronavirus pandemic had "toppled the shaky pillars" of a world economic model built on the idolatry of money and..
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Pope 'deeply pained' over Turkey's move on Hagia SophiaVATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said on Sunday that he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia — which was originally built in Istanbul as a..
Coronavirus updates: Daily US death toll rising after falling for months; Vatican warns shipowners; Trump wears a mask,The daily U.S. death toll from COVID-19 was rising again and the Vatican warned seafaring companies not to take advantage of dedicated workers.
Pope appoints ex-ECB boss Draghi to prestigious academy of social sciencesVATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis has appointed former European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi as a member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences, the Vatican said on Friday. The Academy, a..
Former Pope Benedict leaves Vatican to visit ailing brother in GermanyFormer Pope Benedict travelled to his native Germany on Thursday to visit his ailing older brother, the Vatican said.
Vatican urges Catholics to drop investments in fossil fuels, armsThe Vatican urged Catholics on Thursday to disinvest from the armaments and fossil fuel industries and to closely monitor companies in sectors such as mining to check if they are damaging the..
Vatican releases Italian arrested in London building investigationVatican prosecutors on Monday provisionally released Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman in a controversial deal in which the Vatican used Church money to purchase a luxury building in London as an..
Pope urges end to Libyan conflictVATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take "to heart" the plight of migrants trapped..
Vatican arrest man over luxury property dealThe Vatican's £160m ($200m) purchase of a London apartment block is the subject of an investigation.
Vatican arrests Italian in investigation of London real estate dealVatican police on Friday arrested Gianluigi Torzi, an Italian middleman who was part of a deal in which the Vatican purchased a luxury building in London as an investment.
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Vatican Museums, Holy See's cash cow, to reopen from June 1The Vatican Museums will reopen on June 1, the Vatican said on Saturday, ending a closure caused by the coronavirus lockdown that has drained the Holy See's coffers.
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