Pope's new cardinals are far-flung, value ministry

VATICAN CITY - One hails from Tonga, where climate...can participate in a conclave.Only one Vatican official is getting a red hat. Cardinal-designate Dominique Mamberti was the Vatican's foreign minister before replacing the...

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...

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...

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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Bookworm: 'The Vatican Diaries'

...actually, and when you read The Vatican Diaries by John Thavis, you'll...1980s, when he started covering the Vatican for Catholic News Service, Thavis quickly learned something surprising: Vatican "secrets" aren't secret at all...

Court convicts Vatican cardinal in environmental case

ROME - A Rome court convicted a Vatican cardinal and a top Vatican Radio official Monday of polluting the environment with...electromagnetic waves from a transmission tower, an official from Vatican Radio said. Cardinal Roberto Tucci, former head of...

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Vatican gets interactive

VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican unveiled a new series of multimedia products Tuesday, including...of Marvels." Versions in various languages will be sold at the Vatican bookstores. The interactive CD-ROM takes viewers on a tour of...

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