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Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope [Video]

Vatican denies Pompeo audience with Pope

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo slammed what he called China's "repressive" regime on Wednesday, as Vatican officials accuse him of trying to drag the Catholic Church into the U.S. presidential..

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IL DIVO movie [Video]

IL DIVO movie

IL DIVO movie trailer HD - Plot synopsis: For more than 50 years, he has been Italys most powerful, feared and enigmatic politician. And as Giulio Andreotti begins his seventh term as Prime Minister,..

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Fired cardinal denies wrongdoing [Video]

Fired cardinal denies wrongdoing

An Italian cardinal fired from his powerful Vatican post said on Friday Pope Francis had accused him of embezzlement and nepotism, but he denied wrongdoing and said he was still ready to lay down his..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:19Published
WEB EXTRA: Pope Francis Encourages Social Distancing At General Audience [Video]

WEB EXTRA: Pope Francis Encourages Social Distancing At General Audience

Pope Francis wore a mask as he arrived for his General Audience at the Vatican Wednesday (9/9). He took it off to greet the faithful and encouraged social distancing. The pope spoke about the "common..

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Pope Francis Says Gossiping is a ‘Plague Worse Than Covid’ [Video]

Pope Francis Says Gossiping is a ‘Plague Worse Than Covid’

Pope Francis condemned gossip as a “plague worse than COVID” during prayers at the Vatican.

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Web Extra: Pope Francis Holds First General Audience With Public In 6 Months [Video]

Web Extra: Pope Francis Holds First General Audience With Public In 6 Months

Pope Francis held his first weekly General Audience with the public in six months at the Vatican on Wednesday. It was held in San Damaso courtyard instead of St. Peter’s Square. There were..

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Pope visibly happy to resume public audiences [Video]

Pope visibly happy to resume public audiences

Pope Francis held his first weekly general audience with a live crowd in six months on Wednesday as the Holy See slowly lift restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Pope Francis Greets First Crowd Since Lockdown At The Vatican [Video]

Pope Francis Greets First Crowd Since Lockdown At The Vatican

Pope Francis has held his first general audience with a live crowd in six months, as restrictions ease after the coronavirus pandemic. About 500 people attended, nearly all of them wearing masks and..

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Ex-Pope Benedict Seriously Ill After Visit to Bavaria: Report [Video]

Ex-Pope Benedict Seriously Ill After Visit to Bavaria: Report

Former Pope Benedict is reportedly seriously ill after visiting his brother, Georg Ratzinger, shortly before his death on July 1st.

Credit: Veuer     Duration: 00:51Published

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Cardinal George Pell returns to Rome for first time since acquittal

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'Plainly immoral': Vatican reiterates opposition to euthanasia, assisted suicide

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Vatican told whistleblower priest to be a hostile witness: friend

A priest due to testify against an Archbishop told his neighbour that he was under mounting pressure in the lead-up to the trial, with one clergyman expressing his desire for a "loaded rifle".
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'What are you planning to say?' Pope quizzed whistleblower priest, book claims

A whistleblower priest was preparing to give evidence about concealing sexual abuse when he received a summons from the Vatican, according to a new book by Suzanne Smith.
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Chinese hackers suspected of hitting Vatican computers before talks

China often suspect religious groups and worshippers of undermining the control of the Communist Party and the state.
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Florence's Duomo reopens with a buzz to keep visitors in line

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From the Archives, 1972: Australian man attacks Vatican statue with hammer

The man cried out “I am Jesus Christ - risen from the dead," during the attack. He was later revealed to be Laszlo Toth, a Hungarian-born Australian geologist. Toth was not charged.
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Polish archbishop refers child abuse negligence case to Vatican

The referral, unprecedented in the deeply religious country, will test procedures introduced by the Vatican last year to hold to account bishops accused of turning a blind eye to child sex abuse.
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After Cardinal George Pell acquitted, Pope Francis decries 'unjust sentences' as Vatican 'welcomes' verdict

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