PHOENIX (AP) ? An atheist lawmaker's decision to give the daily prayer at the Arizona House of Representatives triggered a do-over from a Christian lawmaker who said the previous day's prayer didn't pass muster.
Vatican releases 1st report of financial watchdog
The Vatican took another step Wednesday to show greater financial transparency by publishing the first annual report from its financial watchdog agency and announcing new regulations to fight money laundering ...
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Vatican financial body investigating possible money laundering
By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican's new financial watchdog said on Wednesday it had detected six possible attempts to use the Holy See to launder money last year, citing this as proof of its commitment to transparency. The head of the Vatican's Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA), presenting its first annual repor......
Quebec government polls public on 'problem' of religious accommodation QUEBEC - The Quebec government is turning to public opinion as it seeks to set guidelines for minority rights.
Boston church official faces racketeering charges BOSTON (AP) ? A Boston church official who once claimed to be an associate of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been arrested on charges of stealing money from the church.
Pope and the devil: Francis' fascination with Satan leads to suspicion he performed exorcism VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis' fascination with the devil took on remarkable new twists Tuesday, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped "liberate" a Mexican man possessed by four different demons despite the Vatican's insistence that no such papal exorcism took place.
Pope issues first appeal for Chinese Catholics VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Pope Francis has issued his first appeal directed at Catholics in China, long the source of concern for his predecessor Benedict XVI.
Pope Francis urges China's Catholics to stay loyal to Rome
ROME (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Wednesday urged Catholics in China to remain loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China's Communist rulers. China's Catholics number between 8 and 12 million and are divided between the state-sanctioned Catholic Patriotic Association, which has installed bishops without Vatican approval, ......
The pope and the devil: Is Francis an exorcist?
VATICAN CITY (AP) ? Pope Francis' fascination with the devil took on remarkable new twists Tuesday, with a well-known exorcist insisting Francis helped "liberate" a Mexican man possessed by four different demons despite the Vatican's insistence that no such papal exorcism took place.