The soccer nuns of the Vatican
02 July 2022 | 8:02 am
Sports-loving nuns sometimes meet resistance in the church. That doesn't damper the Vatican's female soccer players' enthusiasm.
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24 May 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump arrived at the Vatican for talks with one of his most high-profile critics, Pope Francis.
26 Jul 2017
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26 Dec 2017
A topless activist from the feminist group Femen tried to remove a statue of the baby Jesus from the Nativity scene in St. Peter's Square on Monday, but was stopped by police.
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The head of the Catholic church lead followers in the feast of Epiphany which marks the end of the Christmas season.
17 Feb 2018
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26 Feb 2019
Cardinal George Pell, who helped elect popes and ran the Vatican's finances, has been found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys in the 1990s, Australian media have reported. Pell has maintained his innocence.
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A Vatican tribunal has confirmed the child abuse conviction of former Guam Archbishop Anthony Apuron. He was accused of molesting altar boys in the 1970s, but the Vatican has not released the exact details of his crimes.
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3 Nov 2019
The head of Vatican security, Domenico Giani, has resigned amid a finance scandal in the city-state. The resignation follows the leak of information from an investigation into alleged financial wrongdoing.
17 Jul 2020
The Catholic Church issued new guidelines to the clergy, indicating they should contact police if there is suspected abuse. The Church had long opposed such an idea, saying it could lead to wrongful prosecution.
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