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1 year 6 months ago

Pope celebrates last public Mass as pontiff

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI is celebrating his last public Mass as pontiff, presiding over Ash Wednesday services inside the packed St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Looking tired, the 85-year-old Benedict was wheeled down the central aisle as a choir sang, preceded by dozens of cardinals. Ash Wednesday...

2 years 2 months ago

Ouster of Vatican bank chief takes strange twist

ROME (AP) - Italian authorities seized a private document meant for Pope Benedict XVI when they raided the home of the Vatican's recently ousted bank chief, a potentially problematic legal twist in an already bizarre case. Italian paramilitary police raided Ettore Gotti Tedeschi's home in Piacenza on Tuesday as part...

3 years 7 months ago

Pope tells Catholics in China to have courage

VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI in his Christmas Day message is urging Catholics in China to courageously face limits on religious freedom and conscience. Benedict is using his traditional holiday speech, delivered Saturday at noon from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, to encourage people living...

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