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U.S.-Russia talks on Venezuela stall over role of Maduro

19 Mar 2019

ROME High-level U.S.-Russian talks on how to defuse Venezuela's crisis ended on Tuesday with the two sides still at odds over the legitimacy of President Nicolas Maduro. | Video

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

18 Mar 2019

VATICAN CITY A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week.

As Xi heads to Italy, Vatican says China should not fear Church

17 Mar 2019

VATICAN CITY, March 17 A top Vatican official says China's government should not fear "distrust or hostility" from the Roman Catholic Church, writing amid speculation over whether President Xi Jinping will meet Pope Francis this week.

Pope reactivates plans for South Sudan trip

16 Mar 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis has asked aides to resume plans for a visit to South Sudan, a trip that had to be scrapped in 2017 because of the civil war in the world's youngest country.

Anti-Semitism part of wave of 'depraved hatred', pope says

08 Mar 2019

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Friday branded anti-Semitism part of a wave of "depraved hatred" sweeping some countries and urged everyone to be vigilant against it.

In Catholic Rome Italy's Mormons get their first temple

07 Mar 2019

ROME The towering white temple stands on Rome's nondescript outer rim, far from the Vatican, but for Italy's 25,000 Mormons it is a clear sign that their faith has finally arrived at the historic heart of Christianity. | Video

On Ash Wednesday, pope says wealth is 'dust in the wind'

06 Mar 2019

ROME Pope Francis told Catholics on Wednesday that success, power and material possessions are fleeting and will disappear "like dust in the wind" as he marked the start of the penitential Christian season of Lent.

Church 'not afraid of history': Pope Francis to open secret Pius XII archives

04 Mar 2019

VATICAN CITY Saying the "Church is not afraid of history", Pope Francis announced on Monday he plans to open fully the Vatican's secret archives on the wartime pontificate of Pope Pius XII, a historic move that Jews have sought for decades. | Video

Explainer: What does Cardinal Pell's conviction mean for the Catholic Church?

28 Feb 2019

VATICAN CITY Cardinal George Pell has become the highest ranking Roman Catholic prelate to be convicted on charges of sexual abuse.

Vatican to open own investigation into accusations against Pell

27 Feb 2019

VATICAN CITY The Vatican is opening its own investigation into accusations against Cardinal George Pell, who was found guilty of sexual abuse of minors in his native Australia, a spokesman said on Wednesday.

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