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  • Pope Francis to be subject of new book (already)

    Pope Francis to be subject of new book (already)
    It seems like the smoke had barely cleared from the Sistine Chapel before news came that a book about the new pope is on the way. The as-yet-untitled book about Pope Francis is to be published by Image Books, a Catholic-focused imprint at Random House....
  • 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...
  • Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis

    Pondering the Pope with 'Vatican Diaries' author John Thavis
    Why is Pope Benedict XVI quitting? And who might replace him? Those are two of the questions we put to John Thavis, who spent more than three decades covering the Vatican for the Catholic News Service. He peels back the veil of the Vatican in his book...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • On cracking down on business signs; UC admission practices; and the law and same-sex marriage

    Letter of the law Re "Sign law is a tough sell," July 13 Only our virulently anti-business and draconian government would suddenly and selectively crack down on small San Fernando Valley businesses that are merely trying to survive the deep recession,...
  • Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.

    Archbishop Pietro Sambi dies at 73; Vatican's ambassador to the U.S.
    As papal nuncio to the United States, Archbishop Pietro Sambi had the formidable job of representing the Vatican at a time of challenge and scandal in the Roman Catholic Church, as well as escorting Pope Benedict XVI on his 2008 American visit. By...
  • Pope Benedict XVI calls for peace in his Easter message

     
    Pope Benedict XVI calls for peace in the Middle East in his Easter address Sunday. The pontiff urged Israelis and Palestinians to resume negotiations and called for violence to cease in Syria....
  • 'We Have a Pope': Anxiety and surprise at the Vatican

     
    In Nanni Moretti's latest film, “We Have a Pope,” he goes back toward comedy and religion. Octogenarian French actor Michel Piccoli (“Contempt,” “Belle de Jour”) plays a French cardinal named Melville who is...
  • Mexico abuse victims denounce Vatican as Pope Benedict XVI visits

     
    Sexual abuse victims angrily accused the Vatican on Saturday of protecting a notorious Mexican priest for decades, and said they were dismayed that Pope Benedict XVI will not meet with them on his visit to the country....
  • The papacy -- the job of a lifetime but not a lifetime job

     
    Rowan Williams, the archbishop of Canterbury, has announced that he is stepping down at the end of the year to return to academic life. Williams is 61. Meanwhile, another professor turned prelate, Pope Benedict XVI, remains in office at the......