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  • Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal

    Carlo Maria Martini dies at 85; liberal Italian cardinal
    Italian Cardinal Carlo Maria Martini, a rare and often outspoken liberal within the highly conservative Catholic Church hierarchy who was nevertheless often mentioned as a candidate for pope, died Friday. He was 85. Martini, a Jesuit and former...
  • The case of the Clint Eastwood cutout and an unknown hombre

    The case of the Clint Eastwood cutout and an unknown hombre
    Reg Green of La CaƱada Flintridge enjoys a brisk early morning hike, and that's what he was doing in the hills behind Descanso Gardens when he came upon an imposing figure standing motionless on the trail. Green, 83, was briefly alarmed, then realized...
  • Police in Rome exhume gangster's body in 29-year-old cold case

     
    Forensic police exhume the body of a reputed mobster in Rome in search of clues to the 1983 disappearance of a teenage girl. The disappearance of 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi is one of Italy's enduring mysteries....
  • New pope: Latinos overjoyed with selection of Argentine

     
    When the Rev. Marco Ortiz saw the name of the new pope flash across the TV, he whispered to himself: "Wow." The selection of Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina to lead the Roman Catholic Church, Ortiz realized, ushered in an......
  • Mahony to be questioned about abuse before voting on new pope

     
    Before Cardinal Roger M. Mahony boards a plane for Rome to help elect the next pope, he will be questioned under oath about his handling of clergy sex abuse cases. A judge cleared the way Friday for a Feb. 23......
  • Catholic group petitions Mahony not to attend papal conclave

     
    The group, Catholics United, collected nearly 10,000 signatures making "a simple request" that the retired archbishop of Los Angeles to not participate in the process, because of the priest abuse scandals that happened under his watch, said Chris...
  • Pope Benedict XVI to attend two classical concerts in weeks ahead

    Pope Benedict XVI to attend two classical concerts in weeks ahead
    Pope Benedict XVI has long been a classical music fan and in the next few weeks, he will take time out from his schedule to attend two classical concerts. Riccardo Muti is set to lead a concert at the Vatican this week for the pope in honor of the...
  • Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Live video chat today with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Join us for a live video chat with John Thavis, who reported from...
  • Pope Benedict's departure is a surprise; his successor won't be

    Pope Benedict's departure is a surprise; his successor won't be
    Pope Benedict XVI knows how to keep a secret. In a world of strategic leaks, gabby underlings, intrusive paparazzi and cyber-hackers, the pope was able to pull off a surprise when he announced his plan to step down as head of the Roman Catholic Church...
  • PASSINGS: Jonathan 'Jack' Idema, Robert Fortune Sanchez

    Jonathan 'Jack' Idema Convicted of running private Afghan jail Jonathan "Jack" Idema, 55, a former member of the U.S. Army Special Forces convicted of running a private jail in Afghanistan where he tortured terrorism suspects, died of AIDS on Saturday,...
  • John Foley dies at 76; cardinal explained Catholic teachings

    John Foley dies at 76; cardinal explained Catholic teachings
    Cardinal John P. Foley, a priest who rose from working-class roots in Philadelphia to become the Vatican's longtime spokesman on Roman Catholic social teachings, has died. He was 76. Foley was perhaps best known to American audiences as host for 25 years...