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Vatican convicts computer expert in Vatileaks case

A Vatican court has convicted a computer programmer of helping the Pope's butler leak confidential papers in a scandal that embarrassed the Vatican.

Case against Pope’s former butler adjourned

The case against Paolo Gabriele, in which he is accused of stealing and leaking documents alleging corruption in the Vatican, has been adjourned.

Pope decries technology without God

Pope Benedict, leading Catholics into Easter, says technological progress, in the absence of awareness of God, poses a threat to the world.

Pope’s visit to Mexico not welcome by all

Pope Benedict arrived in Mexico this weekend promising to "unmask the evil" of drug trafficking in a country ravaged by gang violence.

Italy enthralled by reluctant hero

The officer ordering the captain of a capsized Italian cruise ship to go back aboard has become an instant hero, credited with saving national honour.

Pope decries commercialisation of Christmas

Pope Benedict has ushered in Christmas, urging people to see through the commercialism of the season and rediscover the significance of the day.

Wall Street protests sweep the globe

Anti-greed protesters rallied globally on Saturday, denouncing bankers and politicians over the international economic crisis.

Occupy Wall Street protests go global

Demonstrators worldwide have shouted their rage against bankers and politicians they accuse of ruining economies and condemning millions to hardship.

Pope tells Catholics the church has ‘good and bad fish’

Pope Benedict urged the faithful not to leave the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday as he began a four-day visit to Germany.

Pope John Paul beatified before huge crowd

The late pope John Paul moved a major step closer to sainthood on Sunday at a joyous ceremony that drew more than a million people.

Santa Croce restoration offers rare close up view

For lovers of Italian art, the Santa Croce Basilica is as close as you can come to ascending a stairway to heaven and looking angels in the eye.

Pope says God was behind Big Bang

God's mind was behind scientific theories such as the Big Bang, and Christians should reject the idea that the universe came into being by accident.

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