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Tag: The Vatican

Pope Francis Abandons Proposal to Prosecute Bishops for Covering Up Abuse

Although the pontiff initially proposed a tribunal that would hold bishops accountable for protecting pedophile priests, he announced Saturday that he will instead clarify existing legal procedures.

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Square, Category Page


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Rushing Saints

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Pope Francis

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Pope’s Past

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Holy Smokes

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Reinventing the Vatican

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Haunted Pontiff

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New Pope

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Pope Francis as a Gaucho

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The Papal Conclave

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The Signal

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Pope Slippers

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The Papal Conclave Smoke

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The Pope’s Goodbye

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Sweet Sistine

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College of Cardinals

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Reality Show

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A Fake Bishop Walks Into the Vatican and ...

It might seem like the start of a hilarious joke, but Monday a man pretending to be a bishop really did try to sneak his way into the secret meetings Catholic cardinals are holding at the Vatican to decide who will become the next pope.

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The Pope Resigns

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Pope Benedict XVI and Granny Smith

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Papal Divestment

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This Is Not a Pope

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Chick Pope

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Pope Benedict Resigns

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The Conclave Chooses a New Pope

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Pope Retires

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Pope Jumps Ship

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Byenedictus XVI

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God Picks a New Pope

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Pope Heads Out

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The Pope’s Resignation

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The Pope Resigns

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Papal Abdication

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AP / Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate

Pope’s Visit Won’t Change Cuban Politics

Pope Benedict XVI may have prayed for change in the Cuban political system during his stopover on the island nation on Tuesday, but he won’t see any tangible results anytime soon, according to one high-profile member of President Raul Castro’s administration.

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‘Colbert Report’: Contraception Crusade

Being a Catholic himself, Stephen Colbert is able to break down for the layperson (read: godless liberal) the Vatican’s stance on contraception, which recently became a hot-button (read: wedge) issue for Campaign 2012. 

Posted on Feb 15, 2012 WATCH & LISTEN

Flickr / Nate Grigg (CC-BY)

Catholic Churches Bring Birth Control Debate Into Sunday Services

Health care, religion and contraception commingled in last weekend’s Sunday services at Catholic churches around the country after new health insurance rules from the Obama administration struck some church leaders as anathema to their beliefs and a threat to their religious freedom. 

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The Vatican Now Officially Approves of the Beatles

The Vatican continues to be rocked by a wide-ranging sex abuse scandal, and the pressure it’s under could have something to do with its newly revised opinion of The Beatles. Although the Holy See’s official newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, pointed to the potentially Satanic ... (continued) Updated

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Holocaust-Denying Bishop’s Apology Falls Flat at Vatican

The powers that be at the Vatican (at least the earthly variety) are even more upset with Bishop Richard Williamson now that he has apologized. After drawing outrage last month when he claimed that no Jews died in gas chambers during the Holocaust, he made an apology this week. The papacy found it inadequate, to say the least.

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