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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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Iraqi ambassador: Pope a target of ISIS

Sep 16 2014 12:17pm CDT | Source: WND

(ABC NEWS) Pope Francis will have no additional security when he travels to the predominantly Muslim country of Albania this week, despite reports that the pontiff is a target for ISIS terrorists. The pope will use the same open-topped Jeep he uses at the Vatican during his single-day trip Sunday, a spokesman confirmed Monday. “There is no reason to change the pope’s itinerary,” the Rev. Frederico Lombardi said in a briefing Monday, explaining that there were no specific ...
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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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Modi visits 9/11 memorial to show resolve to fight terrorism
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Symbolising India's resolve to fight terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday paid tributes at the 9/11 memorial where the twin towers of World Trade Centre, destroyed by Sep 11, 2001 terrorist attack, once stood. | by IANS
 
Ruling in Mubarak retrial adjourned till November 29
Cairo, Sep 27 (IANS) A court in Egypt Saturday adjourned until Nov 29 the ruling in the retrial of former president Hosni Mubarak, who is facing charges of giving orders to kill peaceful protesters during the 2011 uprising against him, MENA news agency reported. | by IANS
 
Modi visits Ground Zero, pays tributes to 9/11 victims
New York, Sep 27 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday visited the 9/11 site, also known as Ground Zero, and paid respects to the victims of one of the worst-ever terrorist attacks that claimed more than 3,000 lives. | by IANS
 
 

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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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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