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By Laura Jones On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Pope Francis will meet with sex abuse victims, declaring ‘zero tolerance’ as bishops are investigated

Pope Francis I announced Monday that he would hold a meeting at the Vatican with a group of sex abuse victims. The Pope then declared a “zero tolerance” for any member of the clergy who would violate a child. “On More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, April 4th, 2014
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Ambassador Francis Rooney discusses ‘The Global Vatican,’ the US and Catholic Church ties

Former Ambassador Francis Rooney has written the new book The Global Vatican, which highlights the history between the US and the Vatican as well as the continuous relationship between the goals of America and those More...

By Brandon Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Betting on the next Pope puts Cardinal Peter Turkson as favorite, Peter the likely papal name

Just two hours after Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, Irish bookmaker Paddy Power was out with their odds and within 48 hours, they saw more than $200,000 in bets. Cardinal Turkson, the leading candidate More...

By Laura Jones On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell in historic and emotional exit

For the first time in the past six centuries of Roman Catholicism, a pope appeared at his balcony not to greet the faithful, but to bid them farewell. “You know this day is different than my previous days,” More...

By Laura Jones On Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
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Vatican denies scandal reports linked to Pope Benedict XVI resigning or cardinal report

Spokesman condemns allegations in Italian media that Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation linked to secret cardinals’ report. The Vatican has condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail More...

By Laura Jones On Monday, February 18th, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI seeking immunity from prosecution for mishandling child sex abuse allegations

The Pope will have immunity from prosecution regarding the mishandling of child sex crimes by staying within the walls of the Vatican, according to an anonymous Vatican source. Reuters reported Friday, Feb. 15, More...

By Robert Herriman On Monday, February 11th, 2013
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Pope Benedict XVI to resign at end of month: Vatican

The Vatican says that Pope Benedict XVI will resign on Feb. 28, according to Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi. A reason for the resignation was not given, according to a CNN report. The resignation, which More...


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