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22 Mar 2017

Pope to visit war and famine hit South Sudan in October - bishop

ROME Pope Francis will visit South Sudan in October if the security situation in the country stricken by civil war and famine does not worsen, a bishop from the country said on Tuesday.

15 Mar 2017

Pope says closing firms without protecting workers "very grave sin"

VATICAN CITY Managers who close businesses, shut factories or restructure firms without fully considering the impact on workers and their families are committing a "very grave sin", Pope Francis said on Wednesday.

28 Feb 2017

Pope says wants to make trip to South Sudan with Anglican leader

ROME Pope Francis said on Sunday he wants to make a trip to South Sudan together with the head of the Anglican Church to bring attention to the suffering of people stricken by civil war and famine.

28 Feb 2017

Sistine Chapel gets full digital treatment for future restorations

VATICAN CITY The last time the entire Sistine Chapel was photographed for posterity, digital photography was in its infancy and words like pixels were bandied about mostly by computer nerds and NASA scientists.

21 Feb 2017

Italy freezes assets of banker accused of using Vatican for market rigging

ROME Investigating magistrates in Italy on Tuesday froze millions of euros worth of assets belonging to a prominent Italian banker they believe used the Vatican bank and another Holy See financial department for market manipulation.

21 Feb 2017

Pope decries "populist rhetoric" fuelling fear of immigrants

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis called on Tuesday for a radical change of attitude towards immigrants, saying they should be welcomed with dignity and denouncing the "populist rhetoric" he said was fuelling fear and selfishness in rich countries.

21 Feb 2017

Pope decries 'populist rhetoric' fuelling fear of immigrants

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis called on Tuesday for a radical change of attitude towards immigrants, saying they should be welcomed with dignity and denouncing the "populist rhetoric" he said was fuelling fear and selfishness in rich countries.

21 Feb 2017

Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition

ROME The Vatican and Rome's Jewish museum will jointly host an unprecedented exhibition on the menorah, the ancient symbol of Judaism, and try to put to rest legends on the fate of one candelabra missing for 15 centuries.

21 Feb 2017

Vatican froze two million euros in suspect funds in 2016

VATICAN CITY Vatican authorities froze more than two million euros in cases of suspected money laundering in 2016 as part of Pope Francis' drive to clean up the finances of the Holy See, its chief magistrate said on Saturday.

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