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Stories with person: Pope Benedict XVI
  • Archbishop of Havana, key figure in US detente, steps down story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 12:26 pm

    HAVANA - Cardinal Jaime Ortega, who oversaw a warming of relations with Cuba's Communist government and played a role in the secret negotiations that led to U.S.-Cuba detente, has stepped down, the Vatican announced Tuesday.

  • Reporter tells Vatican court he was obliged to publish news story has photos
    Updated: Apr-13-16 3:34 pm

    VATICAN CITY - An Italian journalist testified Wednesday that he never pressured a Vatican monsignor to give him confidential documents and said it was his obligation as a journalist to publish them because they were in the public interest.

  • Pope emphasizes flexibility over rules for modern families story has photos
    Updated: Apr-08-16 1:43 pm

    VATICAN CITY - In a sweeping document on family life that opened a door to divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, Pope Francis insisted Friday that church doctrine cannot be the final word in answering tricky moral questions and that Catholics must be guided by their own informed consciences.

  • New hopes for Vatican progress with schismatic Catholics story has photos
    Updated: Apr-04-16 12:38 pm

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis met with the head of a breakaway group of traditionalist Catholics amid new hopes for progress toward ending a quarter-century of schism.

  • Probe of 2 ex-officials confirmed at Vatican-owned hospital 
    Updated: Mar-31-16 5:03 pm

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican said Thursday that its prosecutor is investigating two former officials of a Vatican-owned children's hospital over renovations at the penthouse apartment of the city-state's former secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone.