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A report of the American State Department's International Narcotics Control Strategy has for the first time identified the Vatican as a possible centre for money laundering from criminal activity

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Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict's butler, has been formally named as a suspect in the Vatican's inquiry into a series of media leaks from the Church's highest levels

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...head of state, probably to be served in an Italian prison due to an agreement between Italy and the Vatican, Italian media report. The Vatileaks scandal has filled Italian media – dominating the columns of Italian newspapers and filling TV programmes and magazines. The detention comes during one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent history for the Vatican. Last week a book, entitled His H...

Pope Francis told Vatican officials he wants them to display professionalism and competence as well as holiness in their lives

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...al vocation of service to the church. Pope Francis made the comments in his Christmas address to the Vatican Curia, the bureaucracy that forms the central government of the 1.2-billion strong Catholic Church. The speech was eagerly anticipated given that Pope Francis was elected in March on a mandate to overhaul the antiquated and oftentimes dysfunctional Vatican administration. Already, heads hav...

Paolo Gabriele pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated theft but said he had abused the Pope's trust

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...ying the sensitive papers. The files, which revealed allegations of corruption and infighting at the Vatican, were leaked to the media. Paolo Gabriele was being questioned in court by the president of the Vatican City tribunal. He faces up to four years in prison if convicted, but he could be pardoned by Pope Benedict XVI. The butler admitted to the court that he was photocopying documents in the...

Paolo Gabriele has been moved to a Vatican cell to serve the rest of his sentence

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..., Pope Benedict’s former butler, found guilty of stealing papal documents, has been moved to a Vatican cell to serve the rest of his sentence. Paolo Gabriele was given an 18-month prison sentence earlier this month. He admitted passing documents to a journalist, but said he did it out of love for the Church and the Pope. The Vatican secretary of state’s office has left open the possibi...

Pope Benedict XVI has officially resigned today, saying that he now "will simply be a pilgrim" starting his last journey on earth

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...; starting his last journey on earth. The pontiff, aged 86, was earlier flown by helicopter from the Vatican to his retreat at Castel Gandolfo, near Rome. His deputy, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, is now in charge of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics until a new pope is elected next month. Benedict vowed “unconditional obedience and reverence” to his successor. He stepped down...

Pope Francis has stepped up the fight against corruption at the Vatican by strengthening supervision of financial transactions at its internal bank

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Pope Francis has stepped up the fight against corruption at the Vatican by strengthening supervision of financial transactions at its internal bank. The Pope issued a decree designed to combat money-laundering and prevent any financing of terrorism. It is the latest move to stamp out abuses at the Vatican bank, which handles funds for the Catholic Church. Pope Francis recently set up a commission...

Vatican judges have refused to admit key evidence in the trial of Paolo Gabriele

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Vatican judges have refused to admit key evidence in the trial of Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict’s former butler, charged with stealing sensitive documents. Paolo Gabriele’s lawyers had asked to include evidence gathered by cardinals who carried out an inquiry into the “Vatileaks” scandal for Pope Benedict. But judges at the high-profile trial said they would rely only on e...

Pope Benedict XVI’s decision to become the first leader of the Catholic Church to resign since the Middle Ages has left a slew of unanswered questions

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...the slippery pole of the hierarchy. Months after Benedict became Pope, Angelo Sodano resigned as the Vatican’s Secretary of State, its most senior political and diplomatic post, after 12 years in the high-profile job. This hardly makes him an obvious candidate for a public papal embrace. The second source of suspicion is Angelo Sodano’s professed surprise at Monday’s news of resignation. Several V...

Pope Emeritus Benedict has returned to the Vatican, two months after becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years

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Pope Emeritus Benedict has returned to the Vatican, two months after becoming the first pontiff to resign in 600 years. The former pope was flown by helicopter from the Castel Gandolfo papal summer residence to live permanently in Vatican City. Greeted by Pope Francis as he arrived, Benedict was driven the short distance to his new accommodation. Ex-Pope Benedict, 86, was last seen in public on M...

There is growing pressure on well-known Roman cat sanctuary Torre Argentina to leave its home in the heart of the ancient city

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...cat sanctuary looks after about 200 cats, vaccinating the strays, neutering the toms and spaying the cats. There is growing pressure on well-known Roman cat sanctuary Torre Argentina to leave its home in the heart of the ancient city The animals are much photographed by tourists but Mariarosaria Barbera, the Special Superintendent for the Archaeological Heritage of Rome, has told the Repubblica n...

Pope Francis has appointed a group of cardinals to advise him on how to reform the Vatican's often arcane bureaucracy

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Pope Francis has appointed a group of cardinals to advise him on how to reform the Vatican’s often arcane bureaucracy. The Catholic Church’s new leader chose eight cardinals and a bishop who between them represent nearly every continent, and only one of whom is currently a Vatican official. The bureaucracy, or Curia, has been blamed for the Church’s hesitant response to sex abuse and...

Pope Francis has decided to put on public display nine tiny fragments of bone which may belong to St Peter, the world's first Pope

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...finally been decided to produce the bones for the public, but these relics have a low profile at the Vatican,” said Marco Ansaldo, a Vatican expert at Italy’s La Repubblica. “It seems clear the Vatican is not yet sure about the relics and is therefore rather embarrassed” he added. The Vatican also has an ambivalent view of the Turin Shroud, the length of cloth bearing the i...

Pope Benedict XVI wanted to reach out to everyone with tweets translated into eight languages

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...Sunday blessings and homilies on key Church holidays as well as papal reaction to world events. The Vatican has long shown interest in using the latest communications technologies to spread the faith with the inventor of radio, Guglielmo Marconi, setting up Vatican Radio in 1931. The Catholic Church also already uses several social media platforms, including text messages and YouTube, to communic...

Claudio Sciarpelletti has been accused of helping Paolo Gabriele leak the confidential documents while working in the Vatican's Secretariat of State

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...e church and the Pope. Paolo Gabriele is serving his sentence in a special detention room inside the Vatican’s police station, amid talk that he may be pardoned by Pope Benedict XVI. Claudio Sciarpelletti, 48, handled secret communications in the Vatican’s Secretariat of State, the nerve centre of the Roman Catholic church. His lawyer said an anonymous tip-off led Vatican police to sea...

Italian media have named the arrested man in Vatileaks scandal as Paolo Gabriele, a personal butler and assistant to Pope Benedict XVI and one of very few laymen to have access to the Pope's private apartments

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...said that a stash of confidential documents had been discovered at his flat, within the walls of the Vatican. The news of the arrest comes just a day after the president of the Vatican bank, Ettore Gotti Tedeschi, was ousted by its board. The official reason for his departure was his failure to fulfill the “primary functions of his office”, the Vatican has said. But, according to repor...

Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi reiterated that Pope Benedict was not stepping down because of any specific illness

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...egory XII, who resigned in 1415 amid a schism within the Church. According to a report in Il Sole 24 newspaper, the Pope had surgery to replace a pacemaker just under three months ago. Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi reiterated that Pope Benedict was not stepping down because of any specific illness At a news conference at the Vatican, Father Federico Lombardi confirmed that the batteries in...

Vatican has decided to suspend Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst over his alleged lavish spending

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...t, 53, would go or what he would do while the inquiry was held. The head of Germany’s main lay Catholic group, the Central Committee of German Catholics, Alois Glueck, welcomed the Vatican’s decision. Vatican has decided to suspend Bishop of Limburg Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst over his alleged lavish spending He said: “Pope Francis’s decision offers the chance of a first...

Pope Francis will set up a Vatican committee to fight abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims

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Pope Francis will set up a Vatican committee to fight abuse of children in the Catholic Church and offer help to victims. The announcement, by Cardinal Sean O’Malley, the archbishop of Boston, follows a meeting between Pope Francis and his eight cardinal advisers. It comes days after the Vatican refused a UN request for information on alleged abuse by priests, nuns or monks. Pope Francis ha...

Monsignor Nunzio Scarano has been arrested in connection with an inquiry into the Vatican bank scandal over allegations of corruption and fraud

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...or Nunzio Scarano, a senior Italian cleric, has been arrested in connection with an inquiry into the Vatican bank scandal over allegations of corruption and fraud. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano works in the Vatican’s financial administration. A secret service agent and a financial broker have also been arrested. They are suspected of trying to move 20 million euros illegally into Italy. Pope Fran...

Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI's former butler, is set to go on trial in the Vatican on charges of aggravated theft

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...e could be pardoned by the Pope. If he is jailed, he will serve his sentence in an Italian prison as Vatican City has no long-term detention facilities on its territory. Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler, is set to go on trial in the Vatican on charges of aggravated theft Paolo Gabriele is standing trial along with Vatican computer technician Claudio Sciarpelletti, who is ac...

Pope Francis prepares to tackle some of the Catholic Church's major problems and he starts with the Vatican Bank, which has been accused of laundering money

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Pope Francis prepares to tackle some of the Catholic Church’s major problems and he starts with the Vatican Bank, which has been accused of laundering money. The pontiff is starting with the bank as he plans to reform the Church into a model of austerity and honesty. Pope Francis has spent the first weeks of his papacy officiating at services and demonstrating how true servants of God shoul...

Pope Benedict XVI's resigned starting with February 28

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Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation today is forcing the Vatican to consider some unusual questions. Here are 10 answers: 1. Name and title. He will be known as Pope emeritus, or Roman pontiff emeritus, the Vatican announced on Tuesday. He will also continue to be known by his papal title of Benedict XVI, rather than reverting to Joseph Ratzinger, and he will continue to be addressed as “...

John Paul II could be declared a saint this year after a Vatican committee approved a second miracle attributed to him

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...eremony taking place in December, sources told Ansa. One possible date would be 8 December, on which Catholics celebrate the feast of the Immaculate Conception, which this year falls on a Sunday. John Paul II could be canonized at the same time as John XXIII, Vatican sources suggested. Venerated by Catholics as “the good pope”, John XXIII was elected in 1958 and convened the Second Vat...

Pope Francis named Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca to oversee Vatican bank management

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Pope Francis has taken his first major step towards reforming to the troubled Vatican bank, naming Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca, a trusted cleric, to oversee its management. The Vatican said Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca had been approved as interim prelate of the Institute for Religious Work (IOR)s, as the bank is known. Monsignor Battista Mario Salvatore Ricca currently r...