Pope to visit Cuba, Mexico

Pope to visit Cuba, Mexico

VATICAN CITY, Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Pope Benedict XVI plans to visit Cuba and Mexico early next year.
ICC asked to investigate Vatican on abuse

ICC asked to investigate Vatican on abuse

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Victims of clergy sex abuse urged International Criminal Court prosecutors in The Hague, Netherlands, to investigate the Vatican for crimes against humanity.

Vatican cardinal blames scandal on gays

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 14 (UPI) -- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state, linked the pedophile scandal to homosexuality during a visit to Chile.
Irish bishops, pope meet over sex scandal

Irish bishops, pope meet over sex scandal

VATICAN CITY, Italy, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- The Vatican's call for sexually abusive clergy in Ireland to atone for their acts doesn't go far enough, some victims of abuse said.

Irish bishops meeting with Pope over abuse

ROME, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An Irish Bishops Conference official said 30 Irish bishops are in Rome holding discussions with Pope Benedict XVI on two child sex reports.

Vatican opposes ruling on school crosses

ROME, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- The Vatican has weighed in on a European court's ruling that crucifixes should be banned from Italian classrooms, calling it "short-sighted."

Vatican: Excommunication for drug violence

MEXICO CITY, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Excommunication should be considered as a punishment for drug traffickers responsible for thousands of violent deaths in Mexico, a top Vatican official said.

Vatican official defends Pius XII

VATICAN CITY, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- The Vatican secretary of state called claims that Pius XII was "Hitler's Pope" a slur at a conference Thursday on the wartime pontiff.
Pope Pius helped save Jews, Benedict says

Pope Pius helped save Jews, Benedict says

VATICAN CITY, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- New information shows Pope Pius XII "spared no effort," clearing him from claims he didn't do enough to save Jews during World War II, Pope Benedict XVI said.

U.N. official, pope, Italian leaders talk

ROME, March 26 (UPI) -- A top U.N. official met Wednesday with Pope Benedict XVI and Italian leaders in Rome to talk about climate change, religion and the poor.

Chiara Lubich dies; founded Catholic group

ROME, March 16 (UPI) -- Chiara Lubich, who founded Focolare, a Roman Catholic group active in 182 countries, has died in Italy at the age of 88.

Head of pope's bodyguard team resigns

VATICAN CITY, March 7 (UPI) -- The Vatican official whose main job is to keep Pope Benedict XVI safe when he visits the United States next month has resigned.

Vatican sending envoy to Cuba

HAVANA, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- The Vatican is sending a senior envoy to Cuba, the Vatican news agency reported Thursday.

Latin mass change praised by Jewish leader

ROME, July 19 (UPI) -- Jewish leaders in Italy praised the Vatican Thursday for contemplating the removal of a Latin mass prayer that calls for the conversion of Jews.

Vatican defends Pius XII

VATICAN, Vatican City, June 6 (UPI) -- A Vatican official is defending Pope Pius XII against claims the World War II-era pontiff was silent in the face of the Holocaust.
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Tarcisio Bertone

Tarcisio Bertone, SDB (born 2 December 1934) is an Italian Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He currently serves as Cardinal Secretary of State and Camerlengo, having previously served as Archbishop of Vercelli from 1991 to 1995 and Archbishop of Genoa from 2002 to 2006. Bertone was elevated to the cardinalate in 2003.

On 10 May 2008, he was named Cardinal-Bishop of Frascati.

Bertone was born in Romano Canavese, Piedmont, the fifth of eight children. He revealed his mother was a determined anti-Fascist militant of the Italian Popular Party, and later a Christian Democrat.

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