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Vatican Investigators Raid Office and Home of Monsignor Who Oversaw Investments

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In the latest fallout from a burgeoning financial scandal involving a controversial $220 million land deal in London, the Vatican announced Tuesday that internal investigators have seized documents and computers from the office and residence of the former head of a powerful department responsible for investments. “This morning, in the context of a search ordered […]

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Pope Accepts Resignation of Papal Nuncio to France Who is Accused of Sexual Misconduct

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Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Luigi Ventura, the nuncio to France, who has been under investigation for sexual misconduct in France and in Canada. Announcing the archbishop’s retirement Dec. 17, the Vatican provided no reason why he stepped down. A statement released by the nunciature in Paris said Francis accepted the resignation […]

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Vatican Calls Greta Thunberg ‘Great Witness’ of Church’s Environmental Teaching

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On Thursday top Vatican officials hailed Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, recently named TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” for her environmental advocacy, as a “great witness” of Church teaching on care for creation and the human person. Speaking to reporters at the Dec. 12 publication of Pope Francis’s message for the 2020 World Day of […]