Rome considers bid for 2024 Olympic Games

...reports have taken that new loophole to mean the Vatican might even hold events.Archery at the Vatican would be the latest in a long line of unique...Pontifical Council for Culture ? which runs the Vatican sport department ? said CONI officials have...

Obama: US re-establishing relations with Cuba

...and Cuba, including clandestine meetings in Canada and the Vatican and personal involvement from Pope Francis. The re-establishment...Cuba for three Cubans jailed in Florida.In a statement, the Vatican said Pope Francis "wishes to express his warm congratulations...

Raul Castro welcomes renewal of relations with US

...it's a spectacular step, that all countries should change this irrational policy."In his address, Castro thanked the Vatican and the Canadian government for helping in the negotiations between the U.S. and Cuba.Castro and his brother, Fidel...

Rants & Raves

...life in prison for convicted murderers. Not a problem. Let's send everyone we have in prison under these sentences to the Vatican. I'm sure they will be welcomed with open arms. IT IS SHAMEFUL THAT the majority of the people who are forced to work on...

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...borders for the U.S. and Europe. Great idea! Let's start by sending several hundred thousands of third worlders to the Vatican. I'm sure he'd welcome them with open arms. (More likely the Swiss Guards). WHY PROTEST A holiday celebration on 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...

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...

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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