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Pope backs scandal-plagued Vatican Bank to operate 
April 07, 2014 02:37 PM
Pope Francis has given his backing to the Vatican Bank to keep operating as it strives to improve compliance with international best banking practices.
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Rai to stress regional coexistence at Geneva 
April 08, 2014 12:22 AM
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai Monday said he would stress the need to maintain Christian-Muslim coexistence and preserve the region’s “shared culture” during his visit to Geneva.
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Pope, Jordan's king have tea ahead of Mideast trip 
April 07, 2014 07:58 PM
Pope Francis and King Abdullah II of Jordan held talks over tea at the Vatican with an eye to the pontiff's upcoming visit.
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Rai to stress culture of coexistence in Geneva 
April 07, 2014 11:47 AM
Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai says he will stress during his visit to Geneva the need to maintain Christian-Muslim coexistence without guns.
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Lebanon sees international, regional support 
By Antoine Ghattas Saab | March 29, 2014 12:22 AM
Lebanon saw strong support at the Arab summit in Kuwait, senior political sources told The Daily Star.
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Vatican removes Germany's 'bishop of bling' 
By Philip Pullella | March 26, 2014 01:36 PM (Last Updated: 26/03/2014 04:16 PM)
The Vatican removes a German bishop because he spent 31 million euros ($43 million) of Church funds on an extravagant residence when Pope Francis was preaching austerity.
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Christians, Muslims join anti-slavery campaign 
By Nicole Winfield | March 17, 2014 01:14 PM
Christians and Muslims join to try to help free millions of men, women and children held in modern-day slavery, forced to work as maids, prostitutes, child soldiers and manual laborers.
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Pope Francis invited to address U.S. Congress 
March 13, 2014 08:47 PM
U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Thursday he has invited Pope Francis to address a joint session of Congress when he visits the United States.
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Pope revolutionises Vatican by opening finances to scrutiny 
By Philip Pullella | February 24, 2014 07:51 PM
Pope Francis on Monday revolutionised the Vatican's scandal-plagued finances, inviting outside experts into a world often seen as murky and secretive and saying the church must use its wealth to help the poor.
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Legion elects superior, Vatican names top advisers 
February 06, 2014 10:12 PM
The Legion of Christ religious order has elected a new superior and governing council for the first time since the Vatican took it over in 2010 amid revelations that its founder was a pedophile and a fraud.
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Scathing U.N. report demands Vatican act against child sex abuse 
By Stephanie Nebehay, Philip Pullella | February 05, 2014 12:50 PM (Last Updated: 05/02/2014 02:55 PM)
The United Nations demands that the Vatican "immediately remove" all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities, in an unprecedented and scathing report.
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Vatican monsignor arrested for money laundering 
By Nicole Winfield | January 21, 2014 01:53 PM
A Vatican monsignor already on trial for allegedly plotting to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) from Switzerland to Italy is arrested in a separate case for allegedly using his Vatican bank accounts to launder money.
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Pope won't be lenient with predator priests: ex-prosecutor 
By Philip Pullella | January 18, 2014 05:09 PM
Pope Francis will not show leniency towards paedophile priests because truth and justice are more important than protecting the Church, the Vatican's former sex crimes prosecutor said.
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Vatican comes under sharp criticism for sex abuse 
January 16, 2014 02:24 PM
The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a U.N. committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public grilling ever over allegations that it protected pedophile priests at the expense of victims.
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Kerry talks Syria with Vatican before peace talks 
By Lara Jakes | January 14, 2014 05:46 PM (Last Updated: 14/01/2014 06:02 PM)
The Vatican urges an unconditional ceasefire in Syria and the involvement of all regional players including Iran in peace talks starting next week, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry visits the Holy See.
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Coalition being told to go to Geneva or else 
January 15, 2014 01:18 AM
Britain and the United States have told Syria’s main opposition group that they will halt their support if it fails to send a delegation to peace talks this month, British media reported Tuesday.
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Pope names 19 new cardinals, focusing on the poor 
By Frances D'emilio | January 12, 2014 10:22 PM
Pope Francis named his first batch of cardinals Sunday, choosing 19 men from around the world, including the developing nations of Haiti and Burkina Faso, in line with his belief the church must pay more attention to the poor.


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