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Ex-pope's shadow Vatican role in the spotlight
by Ella Ide - January 16, 2020 - 5:55pm
Ex-pope Benedict XVI seems to have broken his silence recently over key Catholic issues and his comments have raised serious questions within the Church about the extent to which there are, in fact, two "men in white"...
Ex-pope Benedict rejects opening up priesthood to married men
by Ella Ide - January 13, 2020 - 5:23am
Former pope Benedict XVI has publicly urged his successor Pope Francis not to open the Catholic priesthood up to married men, in a plea that Sunday stunned Vatican experts.
Venice faces more floods as state of emergency declared
by Ella Ide - November 15, 2019 - 3:50pm
The crisis, driven by bad weather, has prompted the government to release 20 million euros ($22 million) in funds to tackle the devastation.
Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation
by Ella Ide - November 14, 2019 - 10:38am
The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 meters (six feet). Only once since records began in 1923 has the water crept even higher, reaching 1.94 meters in 1966.
Venice underwater as exceptional tide sweeps through canal city
by Ella Ide - November 13, 2019 - 9:45am
The exceptionally intense "acqua alta," or high waters, peaked at 1.87 meters (six feet) as the flood alarm sounded across the Italian city of canals, the tide monitoring center said.
Pope freed by firemen after getting stuck in Vatican elevator
by Ella Ide - September 2, 2019 - 10:22am
It was believed to be the first time the Vatican's head of state, who leads the world's 1.2 billion Catholics, has got stuck in a lift.
Pope demands action at landmark Vatican summit on abuse
by Ella Ide - February 22, 2019 - 9:44am
Pope Francis on Thursday opened a landmark Vatican summit on fighting child sex abuse, calling for "concrete measures" and handing top Catholic bishops a roadmap to tackling pedophilia in the church.
Italy set to defy EU with big-spending budget
by Ella Ide - November 14, 2018 - 2:00am
Italy's populist government was set yesterday to defy the European Commission, preferring the risk of financial sanctions to a revision of its big-spending budget.
Catholic church split over abuse scandal gravity
by Ella Ide - October 29, 2018 - 2:23am
Pope Francis has vowed to end clerical sexual abuse, but bishops from Asia and Africa have shown a mixed response to a scandal some have termed a "Western problem".
Sainthood for murdered Salvadoran, Pope Paul VI
by Ella Ide - October 14, 2018 - 9:21am
Slain Salvadoran archbishop Oscar Romero and Pope Paul VI, Catholic giants who sparked controversy during their lifetimes, will join the church's highest rank Sunday with an elevation to sainthood.
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