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Former Vatican ambassador stripped of immunity over sex abuse claims
Josef Wesolowski, former priest and representative of Holy See in Dominican Republic, may now face criminal trial in Caribbean The Vatican City's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been stripped of his diplomatic immunity after being accused of sexually abusing young boys. The Vatican spokesman, the Rev Federico Lombardi, said Josef Wesolowski had ended all diplomatic activity for ...(8/25/2014 4:49:34 PM)
Archbishop Tomasi: Dialogue, Solidarity Needed in Response to Global Explosion of Violence
Saying that the upsurge of violence in Iraq has awakened the world, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in Geneva, Archbishop Silvano Tomasi, has urged the international community to defend and protect the fundamental human rights of all those affected.(8/27/2014 10:11:24 AM)
Pope to Meet Shimon Peres September 4th
Pope Francis will receive Israel’s former President Shimon Peres at the Vatican on Thursday, the Holy See has confirmed.(9/1/2014 8:11:11 AM)
Vatican bank's TV investment loss showed cardinal's power
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Two years ago, the Vatican bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company that makes family movies, including films about popes and a series about a bike-riding country priest who helps police solve crimes. The Vatican's then Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone ordered the investment in Lux Vide SpA, which he said shares the Holy See's ...(8/4/2014 8:49:22 AM)
Case of defrocked archbishop set to be crucial test for Vatican
Wesolowski case resurfaces after report details his paedophile activities(8/28/2014 8:01:24 PM)
Polish diplomat raises extradition for Vatican official accused of sex abuse
Poland's ambassador to the Holy See has forcefully condemned the alleged sexual abuse of children by a Polish-born former archbishop and Vatican diplomat, and said Warsaw is considering a fresh request to extradite Jozef Wesolowski to face trial in his homeland.(8/27/2014 4:57:33 PM)
Insight - Vatican bank's TV investment loss showed cardinal's power
Two years ago, the Vatican bank invested 15 million euros in an Italian television company that makes family movies, including films about popes and a series about a bike-riding country priest who helps police solve crimes. The Vatican's then Secretary of State Tarcisio Bertone ordered the investment in Lux Vide SpA, which he said shares the Holy See's "lofty goal of evangelisation". Bertone ...(8/4/2014 2:08:28 PM)
Vatican: Ex-envoy can be tried by Dominican court
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity and could be tried by Dominican or other courts.(8/25/2014 7:45:14 PM)
Former Detroit archbishop, Vatican insider Cardinal Szoka dies
Word comes this morning from the Detroit archdiocese that Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, archbishop of Detroit from 1981 to 1990 and overseer of the Vatican City State under Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI, died Wednesday. He was 86.(8/21/2014 10:11:51 AM)
Vatican: Ex-envoy has lost immunity - Tue, 26 Aug 2014 PST
VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Monday that its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, accused of sexually abusing young boys in the Caribbean country, had lost his diplomatic immunity ...(8/26/2014 3:15:55 AM)
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