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By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press
The Swiss Guards, the world’s oldest standing army, provide ceremonial guard duty during papal Masses, man the Vatican gates and help protect the 83-year-old Pope Francis.
By Associated Press
The alleged attacks by a group called RedDelta began in May with an eye on September talks to renew a provisional agreement on bishop appointments, according to a report Tuesday by the U.S.-based Recorded Future, which tracks state-backed cyber attacks.
WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said Friday he will attend a Vatican City conference on social, economic and environmental issues next week, making the symbolic overseas trip ahead of a pivotal New York primary against Hillary Clinton.
By Ken Thomas, Associated Press
Pope Francis opened the Jubilee of Mercy, a special holy year for Catholics, on Tuesday by speaking of God’s mercy toward sinners.
By Larisa Epatko
By PBS NewsHour
In remarks for Christmas before the Roman Curia, Pope Francis delivered a scathing review of the behavior of Vatican officials, decrying the "spiritual Alzheimers" that makes them forget their real purpose. Gwen Ifill talks to Kevin Eckstrom of the Religion…
Looking Ahead to Papal Conclave as Benedict XVI Lifts 'Weight of the Office'…
Pope Benedict XVI, elected to the papacy in 2005, announced he will step down from his position on Feb. 28. He will be the first pontiff to resign since the 15th century. The pope cited his advanced age and declining…
Vatican Tries to Distance Itself from Scandal, 'Sensitive' Leaked Documents…
The Vatican scandal deepened Monday when the pope's butler, arrested for allegedly releasing confidential documents last week, said he will cooperate with a Vatican criminal investigation. Margaret Warner and the National Catholic Reporter's John Allen discuss suggestions that a cardinal…
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