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New Chalics-Urn For Election Of New Pope — VIS

On a tapestry hanging in the eponymous gallery of the Vatican Museums, we find one of the oldest witnesses of the chalice-urns that served to gather the ballots of the

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Queen In Hospital With Stomach Bug, Buckingham Palace Says

The Queen is in hospital “as a precaution” where she is being assessed for symptoms of gastroenteritis, Buckingham Palace says. A palace spokesperson said the 86-year-old monarch had been taken

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US Set To Approve Horse Meat Plant

With a horse meat controversy raging in Europe, the US Department of Agriculture is likely to approve a horse slaughtering plant in New Mexico in the next two months —

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Cardinals Who Will Elect New Pope

The College of Cardinals is currently comprised of 207 cardinals: 117 Cardinal electors who can vote in the election of the Pope and 90 cardinals who are over the age

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Benedict XVI’s Says He Sought God’s Assistance Before Stepping Down — VIS

On Wednesday, Benedict XVI celebrated his last general audience. In St. Peter’s Square, crowded with tens of thousands of people wishing to bid him farewell, the Pontiff said: “Thank you

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Benedict XVI Will Be Addressed As Pope Emeritus

Benedict XVI will be “Pontiff emeritus” or “Pope emeritus”, as Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J., director of the Holy See Press Office, reported in a press conference on the final days

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Attacks, Censorship Jeopardise Media Practice Globally — CPJ

An unprecedented rise in the number of journalists killed and imprisoned in the past year coupled with restrictive legislation and state censorship is jeopardizing independent reporting in many countries, according

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Pope Benedict XVI Says He Resigned ‘For Good Of The Church’

Pope Benedict XVI made his first public appearance on Wednesday since his shock resignation announcement, asking thousands of cheering pilgrims at the Vatican to “keep praying for me”. The 85-year-old

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Jonathan Hails Pope’s Decision To Quit Papacy

President Goodluck Jonathan applauds the exemplary wisdom and courage shown yesterday by Pope Benedict XVI in his decision to voluntarily relinquish the Papacy because of his advanced age and growing

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Composition Of The Conclave To Elect Benedict XVI’s Successor — VIS

The conclave to elect the successor of Benedict XVI will be regulated by the “Ordo Rituum Conclavis” established by John Paul II’s apostolic constitution “Universi Dominici Gregis”, para. 27. The

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