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New constitution needed to reform Vatican Curia

Source: Politics Balla | Oct 4 2013, 12:01am CDT | by IANS

New constitution needed to reform Vatican Curia
Vatican City, Oct 4 (IANS/AKI) The scandal-tainted Vatican Curia or central administration needs complete overhauling with a new constitution, a group of cardinals advising Pope Francis has said.
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John Paul II approved for sainthood

Source: Politics Balla | Jul 2 2013, 6:30pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

John Paul II approved for sainthood
Vatican City, July 3 (IANS/AKI) Late pope John Paul II only needs Pope Francis's sign-off to become a saint later this year after a Vatican panel approved his second miracle.
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Late pope John Paul II may be made saint

Source: Politics Balla | Jun 19 2013, 10:10am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Late pope John Paul II may be made saint
Vatican City, June 19 (IANS/AKI) Late pope John Paul II could be made a saint, after theologians from the Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of Saints reportedly approved his second miracle.
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UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes, Gaza toll 650 (Roundup)
Geneva/Jerusalem/Gaza, July 23 (IANS) UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay Wednesday warned that Israeli military attacks on Gaza could constitute a war crime, as the toll in Israel's ongoing offensive on the Palestinian enclave rose to over 650. | by IANS
 
Ukraine rebels withdraw from Donetsk outskirts
Moscow/Kiev, July 23 (IANS) Pro-Russian separatists Wednesday exited three towns on the outskirts of the eastern city of Donetsk and areas surrounding the airport, rebel militia chief Igor Strelkov said even as the rebels shot down two Ukrainian military aircraft. | by IANS
 
Indian student wins damages for illegal detention at Heathrow
London, July 23 (IANS) An Indian student has won 3,500 pounds ($5,967) in damages for her illegal detention at Heathrow Airport in London, media reported. | by IANS
 
 

Pope Francis targets Catholics living together

Source: Politics Balla | Jun 13 2013, 10:36pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Pope Francis targets Catholics living together
Vatican City, June 14 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis has decried the number of Catholics now cohabiting and said he would order a study to tackle the question.
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Pope hopes China's Catholics can pray without fear

Source: Politics Balla | May 23 2013, 10:42pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Pope hopes China's Catholics can pray without fear
Vatican City, May 24 (IANS/AKI) Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers.
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Benedict to move into retirement home inside Vatican

Source: Politics Balla | May 2 2013, 4:56pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Benedict to move into retirement home inside Vatican
Vatican City, May 3 (IANS/AKI) Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI is expected to take up residence inside a renovated ex-monastery inside the Vatican, according to sources within the Holy See.
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Pope wants action against clerics abusing kids

Source: Politics Balla | Apr 5 2013, 10:26am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Pope wants action against clerics abusing kids
Vatican City, April 5 (IANS) Pope Francis has called for "decisive action" in the fight against the sexual abuse of minors by priests and directed the Vatican watchdog on such cases to ensure the perpetrators were punished.
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Pope Francis to visit Brazil for youth festival

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 24 2013, 9:08pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Pope Francis to visit Brazil for youth festival
London, March 25 (IANS) Pope Francis, the Catholic Church's first Latin American leader, will visit Brazil in July to attend a Catholic youth gathering in Rio de Janeiro.
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Pray for me: Pope Francis sends first tweet

Source: Politics Balla | Mar 17 2013, 9:05pm CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Pray for me: Pope Francis sends first tweet
Vatican City, March 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Pope Francis posted his first tweet Sunday to engage with over three million followers on his personal Twitter account, with a message: "Pray for me."
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UN warns of possible Israeli war crimes, Gaza toll 650 (Roundup)
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Ukraine rebels withdraw from Donetsk outskirts
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47 killed in Taiwan plane's botched landing
Taipei, July 23 (IANS) Forty-seven people on board a Taiwanese TransAsia Airways plane were killed in a failed emergency landing in the island county of Penghu Wednesday, Taiwan's transportation authority has confirmed...
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Tim Cook Just Made The Case For A Low-Priced iPhone
During Apple’s earnings call yesterday, CEO Tim Cook was asked a seemingly harmless question about the impact of trade-in programs on iPhone sales. Cook’s wide-ranging response was that he felt trade-ins were good for...
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India at Commonwealth Games Thursday
Glasgow, July 23 (IANS) The following is the list of Indians participating on the first day of competition at the 2014 Commonwealth Games here Thursday. India's schedule: Badminton: India will take on Ghana and then...
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Director of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' to make new film
Peter Webber is planning a sequel to 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'. The director - who launched actress Scarlett Johansson into the spotlight with his 2003 debut - has now begun work on a new project. The similarly art...
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Dwayne Johnson wears testicle hair beard
Dwayne Johnson wore a beard made of testicle hair for 'Hercules'. The 42-year-old star - also known by his wrestling name ''The Rock'' - stars as the Greek hero in the upcoming film of the same name and he's confessed...
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Indian student wins damages for illegal detention at Heathrow
London, July 23 (IANS) An Indian student has won 3,500 pounds ($5,967) in damages for her illegal detention at Heathrow Airport in London, media reported. Swathi Palisetty, a student of the University of...
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Want to start using OS X Yosemite before it launches this fall? Here’s how you can
Developers and people with access to developer accounts have already been able to try out the OS X Yosemite in beta form for more than a month, but soon Apple will make the beta version of its new OS available to a...
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