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Vatican City News

  • Obama in Europe, Stress Tests, Microsoft: Week Ahead March 22-29

    U.S. President Barack Obama attends a Group of Seven meeting in The Hague in the coming week, called in response to the crisis in Ukraine.

  • Cayman Islands Jan. Tourist Visits by Country

    Following is a summary table for the Cayman Islands January tourist visitors statistics from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism:

  • Pope Appoints New Cardinals From Some of World’s Poorest Places

    Pope Francis appointed 19 new cardinals from all over the world, including some of the poorest countries such as Haiti, Burkina Faso and Ivory Coast.

  • Telecom Italia to Construct Fiber-Optic Telecoms Network for Vatican City

    Telecom Italia SpA , Italy’s biggest phone company, has signed an accord with the Vatican to build a fiber-optic network at the Holy See.

  • Vatican ATMs Down, Circuit Breakers, JPMorgan: Compliance

    A suspension of electronic payments in Vatican City is threatening finances in the world’s smallest state as pilgrims and tourists are forced to use cash in museums and shops with yearly sales of more than $100 million.

  • Vatican Hit as Card Ban Leaves Sistine Chapel Visitors Cashless

    A suspension of electronic payments in the Vatican City is threatening finances in the world’s smallest state as thousands of pilgrims and tourists are forced to use cash only in museums and shops with yearly sales of more than $100 million.

  • Cayman Islands Dec. Tourist Visits by Country

    Following is a summary table for the Cayman Islands December tourist visitors statistics from the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism:

  • Pope Benedict Commits Vatican to Upholding European Money-Laundering Laws

    Pope Benedict XVI committed the Vatican to upholding European Union rules against money laundering and financial fraud amid an Italian probe into the Holy See’s banking operations.

  • Nazi Victims Ask EU to Probe Vatican on Looted Assets

    Holocaust survivors from the former Yugoslavia accused the Vatican of helping Nazi allies launder their stolen valuables and have asked the European Commission to investigate their claims.

  • Washington Archbishop Wuerl Among 24 Catholics Named as Cardinals by Pope

    By Michelle Boorstein Oct. 20 (Washington Post) -- Pope Benedict XVI named Washington Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl and 23 other Catholic leaders from around the world to the elite status of cardinal on Wednesday. The highest-ranking officials in the Catholic Church after the pope, cardinals are the ones who elect new pontiffs. Wuerl, 69, is a cautious educator who shares the pope's top priority: eliminating ambiguity in an era of debate about Catholicism's position on everything from health care to human sexuality. He is considered a leading catechist, or teacher of Catholic doctrine, and a diplomat on explosive social issues. Typically a staid, formal man who prefers to resolve issues out of the public eye, Wuerl drew headlines last year when he told Washington, D.C., officials that he might end spousal health benefits for employees of Catholic Charities if the city legalized same-sex marriage. When the law passed, Wuerl kept his promise, saying the

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