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Journalists investigated in Vatican leaks scandal

The internal scandal surrounding the papacy intensified on Thursday as the Vatican asked the authorities to investigate two Italian journalists

The internal scandal surrounding the papacy intensified on Thursday as the Vatican asked the authorities to investigate two Italian journalists

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Pope condemns recent Vatican leaks as 'a betrayal of trust'

Pope Francis has used his weekly Sunday address to thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Square to condemn the recent leak of sensitive Vatican

Pope Francis has used his weekly Sunday address to thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Square to condemn the recent leak of sensitive Vatican

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'Calvary' looks at Catholic sex abuse scandal

‘Calvary’ is the tale of a Catholic priest who receives a death threat from one of his parishioners who was abused by a priest as a child. It is

‘Calvary’ is the tale of a Catholic priest who receives a death threat from one of his parishioners who was abused by a priest as a child. It is

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"Vatileaks" Cardinal hands over his job to a reformer

The cardinal widely blamed for failing to prevent a series of ethical and financial scandals during the reign of former Pope Benedict has stepped

The cardinal widely blamed for failing to prevent a series of ethical and financial scandals during the reign of former Pope Benedict has stepped

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Vatican freezes funds of senior cleric after smuggling probe

The Vatican announced Friday that it has frozen the funds of a senior cleric who is at the centre of a suspected money smuggling

The Vatican announced Friday that it has frozen the funds of a senior cleric who is at the centre of a suspected money smuggling

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'Vatican Bank is a law unto itself'

Secrecy is a way of life at the Vatican, not least at the Vatican Bank. For decades the Istituto per le Opere di Religione or Institute for Works

Secrecy is a way of life at the Vatican, not least at the Vatican Bank. For decades the Istituto per le Opere di Religione or Institute for Works

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Anger as Italy cuts jail term for Thyssen sentence

There has been an angry response to an Italian appeals court’s decision to reduce the jail term of a businessman sentenced for manslaughter over a

There has been an angry response to an Italian appeals court’s decision to reduce the jail term of a businessman sentenced for manslaughter over a

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Retiring Pope 'not abandoning' the Church

Pope Benedict XVI said he is not abandoning the Roman Catholic Church – during his final Sunday blessing at the Vatican before stepping down on

Pope Benedict XVI said he is not abandoning the Roman Catholic Church – during his final Sunday blessing at the Vatican before stepping down on

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Vatican hits back at media 'gossip' and 'slander'

The Vatican has criticised the media for publishing what it calls “slanderous” reports since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, due to take

The Vatican has criticised the media for publishing what it calls “slanderous” reports since Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation, due to take

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Sadness surrounds Pope's final mass at St Peter's

Shockwaves from the pope’s surprise resignation announcement are continuing to be felt far and beyond the Vatican. After his final public mass at

Shockwaves from the pope’s surprise resignation announcement are continuing to be felt far and beyond the Vatican. After his final public mass at

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The Italian daily and the 'plot to kill the Pope'

A year ago on February 10, 2012 the Italian daily newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” published a document according to which Pope Benedict XVI was at

A year ago on February 10, 2012 the Italian daily newspaper “Il Fatto Quotidiano” published a document according to which Pope Benedict XVI was at

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Catholic Church in Germany fires sexual abuse investigator

A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops. Christian Pfeiffer has

A criminologist who was investigating sexual abuse of minors by priests has been sacked German Roman Catholic bishops. Christian Pfeiffer has

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Pope pardons butler who stole secrets

Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a

Pope Benedict has pardoned the man who stole his secrets. Papal butler Paolo Gabriele has walked out of his cell in the Vatican a free man after a

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Pope's ex-butler faces trial in 'Vatileaks' scandal

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal. Paolo Gabriele faces charges

Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler and an alleged accomplice are to stand trial in the so-called ‘Vatileaks’ scandal. Paolo Gabriele faces charges

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Butler to be tried in 'Vatileaks' case

The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of

The “Vatileaks” scandal surrounding the world headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church has taken another turn with the Vatican ordering the trial of

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Pope calls for 'renewal' as summit tackles sex abuse

Pope Benedict has called for a profound renewal of the Catholic Church, at the start of an unprecedented summit in Rome designed to combat the sexual

Pope Benedict has called for a profound renewal of the Catholic Church, at the start of an unprecedented summit in Rome designed to combat the sexual

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Rift grows between Vatican and Ireland over child sex abuse

An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican

An Irish Senator has called on the entire hierarchy of the country’s Catholic Church to resign, as a rift appears between the state and the Vatican

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Irish Catholic Church hid child abuse in 1990s

Catholic clergy in Ireland continued to conceal child sex abuse by priests even after the Church brought in rules in the mid-1990s to protect

Catholic clergy in Ireland continued to conceal child sex abuse by priests even after the Church brought in rules in the mid-1990s to protect

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Belgian abuse victims go gunning for Vatican

Belgian victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have decided to ignore offers of compensation from their local bishops and go ahead with legal

Belgian victims of sexual abuse by Catholic priests have decided to ignore offers of compensation from their local bishops and go ahead with legal

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Vatican issues new guidelines on sex crimes

The Vatican says bishops should hand over priests accused of sexually abusing children to the authorities so they can face legal action. In a

The Vatican says bishops should hand over priests accused of sexually abusing children to the authorities so they can face legal action. In a

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RC abuse victims condemn the church

Victims of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have held a candlelight protest near St. Peter’s Square in Rome. They had come from a dozen

Victims of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests have held a candlelight protest near St. Peter’s Square in Rome. They had come from a dozen

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The Vatican updates its guidelines on abuse

Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests. Investigations will be

Keen to fend off accusations of high-level complacency, the Vatican has updated its rules on dealing with abuse by priests. Investigations will be

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Belgian cardinal quizzed over sex abuse

The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing

The former head of Belgium’s Catholic Church has been questioned by police over allegations that he failed to prevent a priest from sexually abusing

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Police raid church in Belgium

Police in Belgium have carried out major raids on the Catholic Church as part of an investigation into sex abuse. Detectives seized computers and

Police in Belgium have carried out major raids on the Catholic Church as part of an investigation into sex abuse. Detectives seized computers and

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Germany's top bishop investigated

Germany’s top Roman Catholic bishop is being investigated over allegations of aiding and abetting sexual abuse. Prosecutors in the southwestern

Germany’s top Roman Catholic bishop is being investigated over allegations of aiding and abetting sexual abuse. Prosecutors in the southwestern

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Pope accepts German Bishop's resignation over sex abuse allegations

Walter Mixa of Augsburg has become the first Bishop in the Pope’s native Germany to resign in the wave of sexual abuse scandals to hit the Roman

Walter Mixa of Augsburg has become the first Bishop in the Pope’s native Germany to resign in the wave of sexual abuse scandals to hit the Roman

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Britain says sorry over papal 'condom' document

An internal government memo suggesting the Pope could launch his own brand of condoms on a planned visit to the UK has triggered an apology from

An internal government memo suggesting the Pope could launch his own brand of condoms on a planned visit to the UK has triggered an apology from