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Pope's Latin American brains trust was behind Cuba deal
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Argentine Pope Francis and a trio of top Vatican officials who helped broker the historic deal between the United States and Cuba represent an unprecedented brain trust in Latin American affairs at the Holy See. The collective expertise in America's southern hemisphere is a shift from the largely Europe-oriented foreign policy priorities of the Vatican ...(12/19/2014 12:10:08 PM)
Pope played crucial role in US-Cuba rapprochement
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.(12/17/2014 5:46:16 PM)
British paedophile victim picked for Vatican abuse watchdog
Vatican City (AFP) - Pope Francis has appointed eight new members from five continents to the Vatican's child protection body, including a British victim of paedophile priests, the Holy See said Wednesday.(12/17/2014 11:46:54 AM)
Pope Francis played crucial role in improving relations between U.S. and Cuba
The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.(12/19/2014 12:25:27 AM)
U.S.-Cuba thaw in relations helped by Pope Francis
Obama referred twice to pontiff, thanking him for his involvement with change in relations between two countries(12/17/2014 9:58:36 PM)
Pope Francis played crucial role in U.S.-Cuba thaw
VATICAN CITY — The crucial role played by Pope Francis in bringing Cuba and the United States together signals that history's first Latin American pope has no qualms about putting the Holy See on the front lines of diplomacy, especially for a cause it has long championed.(12/17/2014 4:44:42 PM)
Pope's financial czar: Vatican has millions extra
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's economy czar says the Holy See's finances are in better shape than he thought, revealing that hundreds of millions of euros were kept off the balance sheet and that reforms are forging ahead to make the Vatican "boringly successful."(12/4/2014 3:28:39 PM)
Pope Francis says will not be around in 10 years
Greeting athletes and officials from the Italian National Olympic Committee, the 78-year-old pontiff wished them well with their bid to host the 2024 Games, but said he would not be around to watch them.(12/19/2014 5:09:42 PM)
Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros 'tucked away': cardinal
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found "tucked away" in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state's balance sheets. In an article for Britain's Catholic Herald Magazine to be published on Friday, Australian Cardinal George Pell wrote that the discovery meant overall Vatican finances were ...(12/4/2014 8:16:17 AM)
British pedophile victim picked for Vatican abuse watchdog
Pope Francis has appointed eight new members from five continents to the Vatican’s child protection body, including a British victim of pedophile priests, the Holy See said Wednesday. The commission of experts, which is tasked with advising Francis on how to deal with a sex abuse scandal which rocked the Catholic Church in the 2000s, is now “a wide representation of situations and cultures,” the ...(12/18/2014 7:00:00 PM)
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