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French troops "cannot protect the Pope" in Central African Republic


Church leaders in Central African Republic have said the Pope’s visit will go ahead, despite warnings that international peacekeepers may be unable to ensure his safety. 361 more words

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Vatican: Five go on trial in Holy See over leaks scandal

Vatican faces another leaks scandal. Secret documents was leaked by two journalists and spanish priest over financial waste in Holy See. All five people stay in trial by Vatican. 44 more words


Vatican tribunal tries Italian journalists for stories based on leaks in ‘Kafka-esque’ proceedings

VATICAN CITY — A Vatican tribunal on Tuesday rejected a journalist’s request to dismiss charges against him for publishing confidential documents as a trial opened in the Holy See’s latest leaks scandal. 787 more words


When fear interrupts reality.

The last few weeks has left most of Europe with an eerie feeling. Rome has been on high alert, and thousands of soldiers have been deployed to monitor the city. 323 more words

Journalists claim freedom of press at 'VatiLeaks' trial

By Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholic News Service

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Italian journalists standing trial in a Vatican court defended their right to freedom of the press, while the Vatican prosecution said the way they acquired confidential information was illegal. 650 more words


2 journalists on trial for detailing Vatican mismanagement

VATICAN CITY – Two Italian journalists who wrote books detailing Vatican mismanagement faced trial Tuesday in a Vatican courtroom along with three people accused of leaking them the information, in a case that has drawn scorn from media watchdogs. 742 more words