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Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Pope meets top leaders of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

| Cindy Wooden | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis welcomed top officials of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to the Vatican the day before the officials inaugurated their first temple in the city of Rome.

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Robotics needs ethical guidelines, speakers say at Vatican meeting

Robotics needs ethical guidelines, speakers say at Vatican meeting

| Liam McIntyre | March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

As robotics play an increasingly greater role in today’s world, their technological capabilities must not outpace ethical concerns, said a number of speakers at the Pontifical Academy for Life’s workshop on “Robo-ethics: Humans, Machines and Health.”

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Vatican releases pope’s Lent, Holy Week, Easter schedule

Vatican releases pope’s Lent, Holy Week, Easter schedule

| February 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis and top officials of the Roman Curia will leave the Vatican March 10-15 for their annual Lenten retreat, the Vatican confirmed Feb. 26, but it did not announce who the retreat leader would be.

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French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

French police investigate sexual assault claim against Vatican nuncio

| Carol Glatz | February 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Italian Archbishop Luigi Ventura, 74, a Vatican diplomat who once served in Canada, Chile and western Africa, is under investigation by police in Paris for allegedly sexually assaulting a city official.

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Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

Great expectations: Vatican abuse summit has key, realistic goals

| Carol Glatz | February 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

All eyes and ears will be on the Vatican during an unprecedented gathering Feb. 21-24 to discuss the protection of minors in the Catholic Church.

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Swiss Guard replaces metal helmets with 3D-printed plastic headgear

Swiss Guard replaces metal helmets with 3D-printed plastic headgear

| Carol Glatz | January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

While the Swiss Guard’s halberds and uniforms have remained largely unchanged over the centuries, its ceremonial helmets are now a product of 21st-century technology.

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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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