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Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

Vatican begins investigation of Archbishop McCarrick

| Carol Zimmermann | December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

James Grein, a Virginia man who said Archbishop Theodore E. McCarrick, former archbishop of Washington, sexually abused him for years beginning when he was 11, gave his testimony about what occurred Dec. 27 before a judicial vicar for the New York Archdiocese.

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Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

Vatican Museums to launch full virtual tour to increase accessibility

| December 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

In the technology support department at the Vatican Museums, Villanova University student Justin Myers is spending a semester creating virtual tours of galleries, part of a larger project to make the museums accessible to everyone.

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Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

Vatican official: With migration, cooperation is better than isolationism

| Carol Glatz | December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Vatican praised the adoption by more than 160 nations of a key agreement on global migration, saying today’s migration challenges are better tackled together than with “isolationist” stances.

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Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

Christmas spirit in the air as Vatican unveils Nativity scene, tree

| December 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of people in St. Peter’s Square Dec. 7 applauded as white curtains unfurled, revealing a 52-foot wide artistic representation of Jesus’ birth made entirely of sand and dubbed the “Sand Nativity.”

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From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

From beach to basilica: ‘Sand Nativity’ brings unique style to Vatican

| Junno Arocho Esteves | November 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

From the beach town of New Smyrna, Florida, just a stone’s throw away from Daytona Beach, Rich Varano never imagined his unique talent of sculpting sand would take him to the heart of Christianity.

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Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

Pope meets Israeli president at the Vatican

| Carol Glatz | November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to the Vatican Nov. 15 for a private discussion that included the importance of building greater trust between Israelis and Palestinians.

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Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

Gobsmacked: Rome steps in, reform votes delayed

| Greg Erlandson | November 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Seasoned bishop watchers know that just about every fall meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has a surprise. Sometimes it’s an election result. Sometimes it is the debate you never expected. Sometimes it’s that there’s no debate.

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Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

Pope focuses on ‘good politics’ for 2019 World Peace Day message

| Carol Glatz | November 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

The world will not have peace without people having mutual trust and respecting each other’s word, the Vatican said as it announced Pope Francis’ 2019 World Peace Day message would focus on “good politics.”

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Human bones discovered at Vatican nunciature in Italy

Human bones discovered at Vatican nunciature in Italy

| Cindy Wooden | October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Italian media immediately surmised that the bones could be those of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican employee who presumably was kidnapped in 1983 at the age of 15. The case has never been solved but has been the subject of speculation for more than 35 years.

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Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

Vatican reviewing McCarrick case, vows to pursue truth no matter what

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Promising a thorough review of how the Vatican handled allegations of sexual misconduct by former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, the Vatican acknowledged that what happened may fall short of the procedures that are in place today.

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Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

Hearing examines China’s policy on religion, new agreement with Vatican

| Zita Ballinger Fletcher | October 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Debate continues about whether the Vatican’s provisional agreement with China will improve relations between the Chinese state and members of religious groups, which have had a long history of conflict.

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‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

‘Two steps forward, one step back’: Vatican diplomacy with China

| Michael Sainsbury | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

When Deng Xiaoping took charge of the Chinese Communist Party in late 1978 and announced his program of reform, it was the beginning of the end of 39 years of isolation for China’s Christians.

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