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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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'Brazil needs political reform, modernisation'
Brasilia, July 31 (IANS) Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Wednesday that the country needed political reform and modernisation to limit state bureaucracy and spur economic activity. | by IANS
 
Moscow urges Kiev for OSCE observers' safety
Moscow, July 31 (IANS) Russian government Wednesday urged the Ukrainian side to immediately stop military operations to ensure the security of observers of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). | by IANS
 
US denounces shelling of UN school in Gaza
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US Wednesday condemned the shelling of a UN school in Gaza but refused to pinpoint Israel for it. | 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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US denounces shelling of UN school in Gaza
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US House approves lawsuit against Obama
Washington, July 31 (IANS) The US House Wednesday approved a lawsuit against President Barack Obama over alleged abuse of executive power. The 225-201 vote fell along party lines, with five Republicans voting against...
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