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Pope's security detail doubled over terror concerns

Pope's security detail doubled over terror concerns

VATICAN CITY, Sept. 19 (UPI) --The threat of a possible terrorist attack has prompted the doubling of security around the Vatican's St. Peter's Square.
Ed Adamczyk
Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

Priest accused of sexual abuse loses immunity

VATICAN CITY, Aug. 26 (UPI) --Former Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former Vatican diplomat accused of child sexual abuse, has lost his diplomatic immunity.
Ed Adamczyk
Extended family members of Pope Francis killed in car crash

Extended family members of Pope Francis killed in car crash

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Three relatives of Pope Francis were killed Tuesday when his nephew's car crashed into a truck on a highway in Cordoba, Argentina.
JC Finley
World Cup final is pope vs. pope, Internet users meme the 'holy war'

World Cup final is pope vs. pope, Internet users meme the 'holy war'

VATICAN CITY, July 11 (UPI) --After Argentina's win Wednesday, the World Cup final will be pope versus pope as the two living pontiffs' watch their countries face off in Sunday's match.
Aileen Graef
On visit to Holy Land, Pope Francis pushes two state solution, invites Middle East leaders to Rome

On visit to Holy Land, Pope Francis pushes two state solution, invites Middle East leaders to Rome

BETHLEHEM, West Bank, May 25 (UPI) --On a visit to the Holy Land, Pope Francis invited the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to Rome for peace talks, and voiced support for a two-state solution.
JC Finley
Cocaine-filled condoms intercepted en route to the Vatican

Cocaine-filled condoms intercepted en route to the Vatican

March 24 (UPI) -- German customs officials discovered 14 condoms filled with liquid cocaine in a package on its way to the Vatican from South America.
Evan Bleier
Pope Francis spends anniversary praying

Pope Francis spends anniversary praying

VATICAN CITY, March 13 (UPI) -- Pope Francis Thursday asked his Twitter followers to "Please pray for me" on the one year anniversary of his election to the papacy.
Pope moves to overhaul church's economic affairs

Pope moves to overhaul church's economic affairs

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Pope Francis took a major step Monday in tackling the Vatican's finances, issuing a papal order establishing a new department and 15-member council to run it.

Vatican spokesman: U.N. committee tries to impose its own views

VATICAN CITY, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- A U.N. report criticizing the Vatican for its role in the clerical sex abuse scandal shows a lack of understanding of the church, a papal spokesman said Friday.
Vatican says plan for transparency in sex abuse cases is forthcoming

Vatican says plan for transparency in sex abuse cases is forthcoming

MADRID, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Improvement in the Catholic Church's handling of child sex abuse cases is forthcoming, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday after a U.N. condemnation.

Pope Francis may visit South Korea this summer

SEOUL, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Pope Francis may make the first papal visit to South Korea in 25 years this summer to attend the sixth Asian Youth Day, the Vatican said Wednesday.
Vatican not worried about mafia attacks on pope

Vatican not worried about mafia attacks on pope

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Pope Francis is not in danger of mafia attacks, despite fears of violence due to the pope's reforms in the Catholic Church, the Vatican says.

Pope Francis sets date for naming of new cardinals

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Pope Francis has set a date in February to create new cardinals at the Vatican, Catholic Church officials said.
NSA denies spying on College of Cardinals

NSA denies spying on College of Cardinals

FORT MEADE, Md., Oct. 31 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency denied spying on Roman Catholic cardinals in the run-up to the election of Pope Francis, saying an Italian news magazine was wrong.
Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Francis to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

VATICAN CITY, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Pope Francis plans to visit Israel as soon as next year, the Vatican said, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also invited him to visit.
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Federico Lombardi, SJ (born August 20, 1942 in Saluzzo, Piedmont) is an Italian Roman Catholic priest and the current director of the Holy See Press Office.

Lombardi was born in Saluzzo, Piedmont, and was trained in mathematics and studied theology in Germany. He became a Jesuit priest in 1972, and then worked for the influential Jesuit-run magazine, La Civiltà Cattolica, and served as superior of the Jesuits' Italian province.

Lombardi was named program director (1991) and later general director (2005) of Vatican Radio, and was also made general director of the Vatican Television Centre in 2001.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Federico Lombardi."
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