Monthly Archives: August 2010

A change of plans for pope’s audience

VATICAN CITY — For the first time, Pope Benedict XVI will hold his weekly general audience in the main public square of Castel Gandolfo. The Vatican originally scheduled the pope’s Sept. 1 audience for St. Peter’s Square. The pope was … Continue reading

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Protecting air travelers and airmail?

VATICAN CITY — This year marks the 90th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s proclamation of Our Lady of Loreto as the patron of air travelers. The Vatican is celebrating the anniversary with a new airmail letter sheet called an aerogram. … Continue reading

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Pope and his former students to gather at Castel Gandolfo

VATICAN CITY — The Swiss archbishop chosen by Pope Benedict XVI to be the new head of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity will be the featured speaker at a gathering with the pope and about three dozen of his … Continue reading

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Master of soles

VATICAN CITY — In a unique effort to help promote Christian unity, the pope’s shoemaker has made the same pair of shoes for both Pope Benedict XVI and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow. Italian cobbler Adriano Stefanelli fashioned a … Continue reading

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Susan Boyle: I dreamed of singing for pope

Susan Boyle took the world by surprise when she sang “I Dreamed a Dream” on the television talent show “Britain’s Got Talent.” But she says her “greatest dream come true” is the opportunity to sing for Pope Benedict XVI. The … Continue reading

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Abuse survivors move forward with plans at Vatican Oct. 31

The organizers of a campaign to bring survivors of clergy sexual abuse around the world to the Vatican’s St. Peter’s Square Oct. 31 say the event will open what they are calling a “Year of the Survivor.” Abuse survivors Bernie … Continue reading

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Swiss Guards make pilgrimage to Bavaria

VATICAN CITY — The Swiss Guards spent their summer vacation in Bavaria, making a pilgrimage to places associated with the early life of Pope Benedict XVI. Msgr. Alain de Raemy, the corps’ chaplain, told the Vatican newspaper that after a … Continue reading

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