No lectures necessary

...especially the First Amendment. No other document in human history has done more for human rights. Why not promote that at the Vatican?As for climate change, which the pope has made an issue of: If it truly is occurring, and is manmade, the heavy hand...

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...Willis (Forest Whitaker). Evans, Exchange, AikenTHE VATICAN TAPES (PG-13): A young woman (Olivia Taylor Dudley...strange behaviors. When demonic possession is suspected the Vatican is called upon to perform an exorcism. ExchangeSource: fandango...

Pope speeds up, simplifies process for annulments

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis radically reformed the Catholic Church's process for...bishop in handling marriage cases and reducing the need for recourse to the Vatican's own courts - part of Francis' overall reform of the Catholic Church...

Vatican, Oxford put ancient manuscripts online

VATICAN CITY - Access to the Gutenberg Bible and...manuscripts has just gotten easier.The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian...Monsignor Cesare Pasini, the prefect of the Vatican Library, said Tuesday. "And we want...

Environment has been cause of concern for many popes

VATICAN CITY - Anxiety has so gripped American conservatives...conservative Catholic commentators attack the Vatican for hosting the U.N. secretary-general...For many on the religious right, the Vatican's endorsement of the U.N. agenda...

Pope brings 'church for the poor' to S. America's poorest with Ecuador, Bolivia, Paraguay trip

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor...working in the slums of Buenos Aires as archbishop.When the Vatican hosted these grass-roots groups at the Vatican last year, Francis delivered an off-the-cuff, mini-encyclical...

Thousands are dying for their faith worldwide

The Vatican has estimated that 100,000 Christians around the world are killed for...we have more martyrs today than the early church," Healy said. "The Vatican has said 75 percent of people in the world who are persecuted are Christians...

Vatican takes small steps to reconcile with Orthodox

VATICAN CITY - Call it icon diplomacy. Just as...by President Richard Nixon in 1972, the Vatican is hoping that a series of small steps...bringing Pope John Paul II to Russia. The Vatican recently returned a Russian icon revered...

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Vatican puts museum collection online

VATICAN CITY -- The Sistine Chapel is now online. The Vatican put its enormous art collection on the Web on Tuesday, launching a new site for the Vatican Museums that it hopes will attract more tourists while...

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Facebook, Wikipedia execs brief Vatican on Web

VATICAN CITY - Executives from Facebook, Wikipedia and Google are attending a Vatican meeting to brief officials and Catholic bishops...others. Pope Benedict XVI has tried to bring the Vatican into the Internet age by launching a YouTube channel...

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