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Pope Benedict Sends First Tweet

Posted December 12th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has blessed his more than 1 million Twitter followers in his first tweet from his new account on the social network. The pontiff touched a computerized screen to send the message during his weekly general audience at the Vatican. It said “Dear friends, I am pleased to get in touch with you through […]

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Pope Denounces Terrorism, Organized Crime

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Pope Benedict has delivered an address before members of the world’s largest international police organization, Interpol, condemning organized crime and calling for greater international cooperation to fight it. In his speech Friday, the pope called terrorism “one of the most brutal forms of violence,” saying it “sows hate, death and a desire for revenge.” The […]

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Egypt’s Coptics Choose New Pope

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church has chosen a new pope. Bishop Tawadros became the new head the church early Sunday when a blindfolded boy picked his name from a transparent container in a ceremony at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral. Bishop Tawadros, who is 60 years old, succeeds Pope Shenouda the Third who died in March at the […]

Egypt’s Coptics Choose New Pope

Posted November 4th, 2012 at 6:25 am (UTC-5)
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Egypt’s Coptic Christian Church has chosen a new pope. Bishop Tawadros became the new head the church early Sunday when a blindfolded boy picked his name from a transparent container in a ceremony at Cairo’s Coptic Cathedral. Bishop Tawadros, who is 60 years old, succeeds Pope Shenouda the Third who died in March at the […]

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Pope’s Butler Found Guilty, Sentenced to 18 Months

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 9:20 am (UTC-5)
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The Vatican Court has found Pope Benedict’s former butler guilty of aggravated theft for stealing the pontiff’s personal papers and leaking them to a journalist. A Vatican spokesman said it is likely the pope will pardon Gabriele, although he did not say when. Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre on Saturday read aloud the three-judge panel’s sentence […]

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Pope’s Butler Found Guilty, Sentenced to 18 Months

Posted October 6th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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The Vatican Court has found Pope Benedict’s former butler guilty of aggravated theft for stealing the pontiff’s personal papers and leaking them to a journalist. Judge Giuseppe Dalla Torre on Saturday read aloud the three-judge panel’s sentence of 18 months in prison for Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three. Gabriele’s co-defendant, a Vatican computer […]

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Vatican Police: Confidential Papers Found in Butler’s Home

Posted October 3rd, 2012 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Vatican police say they found more than 1,000 confidential papers inside the home of Pope Benedict’s former butler, who is on trial for aggravated theft. Police inspector Silvano Carli testified Wednesday the documents include original and photocopied Vatican documents, and that some show the pope’s signature. Another police officer, Stefano De Santis, told the court […]

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Pope’s Butler Speaks in Court of Betrayal

Posted October 2nd, 2012 at 4:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The former butler for Pope Benedict says he feels guilty for “having betrayed the trust of the Holy Father.” Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, appeared in a Vatican courtroom Tuesday on charges of aggravated theft for allegedly stealing some of the pontiff’s personal papers. Gabriele took the stand in his own defense and […]

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Pope’s Butler Goes on Trial

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The former butler of Pope Benedict has appeared in a short hearing, the first stage of his trial for aggravated theft of personal papers of the pope. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three, appeared Saturday in a Vatican courtroom as a three-judge tribunal threw out some evidence and ruled that his co-defendant, a Vatican […]

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Pope’s Butler Goes on Trial

Posted September 29th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of Pope Benedict’s former butler is under way. A three-judge Vatican tribunal began the trial Saturday. Paolo Gabriele, a 46-year-old father of three is facing up to four years in prison for aggravated theft in a trial that is unprecedented in the modern history of the world’s smallest state. He has confessed to […]

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