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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 soldiers escape Syrian rebels
Damascus, Aug 31 (IANS) A group of 40 Filipino UN soldiers abducted by Islamist militants in Syria's Golan Heights escaped Sunday. | by IANS
 
Modi regretting axing talks with Pakistan?
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be having second thoughts on his decision to cancel foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, a newspaper said Sunday. | by IANS
 
US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said. | 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 soldiers escape Syrian rebels
Damascus, Aug 31 (IANS) A group of 40 Filipino UN soldiers abducted by Islamist militants in Syria's Golan Heights escaped Sunday. Syrian rebels Saturday had surrounded two groups of Filipino soldiers working for a UN...
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Modi regretting axing talks with Pakistan?
Islamabad, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears to be having second thoughts on his decision to cancel foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan, a newspaper said Sunday. "Surprised by the...
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US sanctions not to hit n-talks: Iran
Tehran, Aug 31 (IANS) The new US sanctions against some Iranian entities will not hit negotiations over Tehran's nuclear programme, President Hassan Rouhani has said. The US Friday imposed sanctions on a number of...
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Modi visits Buddhist temples in Kyoto
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited two prominent Buddhist temples here Sunday on the first full day of a five-day visit to Japan that will later him to Tokyo. Modi first went to the Toji...
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Modi discusses sickle cell disease in Japan
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday discussed cooperation with Japan to combat sickle cell anaemia, officials said. An external affairs ministry spokesman said Modi discussed treatment of...
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Modi visits Toji temple in Kyoto
Kyoto, Aug 31 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Toji Buddhist temple here Saturday. External affairs ministry officials said Modi went around the eighth century temple in the company of the chief...
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Top Saudi cleric warns against 'deceitful' jihad
Riyadh, Aug 31 (IANS) Saudi Arabia's top cleric Sheikh Abdulaziz Al-AsShaikh has given a call to Muslim youth against following "deceitful" claims of jihad by shadowy groups with deviant principles. Grand Mufti Sheikh...
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English Premier League standings
London, Aug 31 (IANS) Following are the English Premier League standings after Saturday's matches (tabulated under games played, won, drawn, lost, goals for, goals against, points), according to Xinhua. Chelsea...
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Taliban killed 11 people in Afghanistan
Kabul, Aug 31 (IANS) Taliban militants killed at least 11 civilians in Farah province of Afghanistan early Saturday, officials said. Jawid Afghan, a provincial governor spokeman, said the victims were on their way to...
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Lily Allen pens 'good' songs when unhappy
Los Angeles, Aug 31 (IANS) Singer Lily Allen believes she writes her songs well when she is not in the best of her moods. The 29-year-old took a break from the industry in 2009, when she married painter and decorator...
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