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McCarrick report expected soon but pope has last word: Vatican official

Feb 06 2020

VATICAN CITY Work on a Vatican report into disgraced ex U.S. Cardinal Theodore McCarrick is complete and it may be released in the near future but Pope Francis will have the final word on timing, the Vatican's number two said on Thursday.

IMF, Argentina and Pope talk about debt crisis at Vatican meeting

Feb 05 2020

VATICAN CITY Argentina on Wednesday told the International Monetary fund that Buenos Aires cannot continue servicing unsustainable debt, as the IMF encouraged it to enact efficient restructuring policies.

Pope Francis promises to help Argentina in debt crisis, president says

Jan 31 2020

VATICAN CITY Argentine President Alberto Fernandez said Pope Francis had promised him in a meeting to do everything he could to help with his homeland's debt crisis.

Priests in defunct Catholic order in Italy accused of sexual abuse

Jan 29 2020

VATICAN CITY Nine members of a defunct, cult-like Roman Catholic religious order in Italy's Tuscany region are under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of two brothers when they were minors, authorities said on Wednesday.

Pope asks Catholics to say 'Never Again' to the Holocaust

Jan 26 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday asked the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to stop for a moment of prayer and reflection on the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz and say "Never Again".

Pope backs Iraqi call for its sovereignty to be respected

Jan 25 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis met Iraq's president on Saturday and the two agreed that the country's sovereignty must be respected, following attacks on Iraqi territory this month by the United States and Iran.

Pence to Pope Francis: 'You have made me a hero'

Jan 24 2020

VATICAN CITY U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, a former Catholic, held an unusually long meeting with Pope Francis on Friday and quipped that he emerged from the encounter feeling like "a hero". | Video

Pope names Latino to replace conservative as Philadelphia archbishop

Jan 23 2020

VATICAN CITY Nelson Perez, the Roman Catholic bishop of Cleveland and a critic of U.S. President Donald Trump's immigration policy, was named by Pope Francis to lead the Philadelphia archdiocese after the retirement of a leading church conservative.

World financial intelligence group re-admits Vatican after suspension

Jan 23 2020

VATICAN CITY The Vatican has been fully re-admitted to the Egmont Group of world financial intelligence units after a suspension two months ago sparked by an investigation into the purchase of luxury London real estate.

Pope condemns 'barbaric resurgence' of anti-Semitism

Jan 20 2020

VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Monday condemned the "barbaric resurgence" of anti-Semitism around the world, linking it to the rise of populism.

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