'Spotlight' illuminates Boston clergy's abuse scandal and its exposure

...focus on helping victims.Saviano said more needs to be done."I'm hoping that the film will serve as an incentive for the Vatican to get more serious about putting measures in place to hold bishops accountable and to protect children," he said.

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...

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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...

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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U.S. tops list of donors to Vatican despite own financial foes

VATICAN CITY -- The United States remained the main source of donations to the Vatican despite the financial woes of the U.S. Church because of settlements in the sex abuse scandal, Vatican officials said Thursday. The Vatican's annual...

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Vatican official arrested in smuggling plot

VATICAN CITY - A Vatican cleric and two other people were arrested Friday by Italian police...investigation in a purported money-laundering plot involving the Vatican bank, is accused of corruption and slander and was being held at a...