Pope John Paul II

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Vatican reopens investigation into teenager who went missing in 1983
Emanuela Orlandi case has triggered several theories but never yielded any concrete answers

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

09, Jan, 2023 @6:27 PM

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The Guardian view on Catholicism after Benedict: winds of change blow from below | Editorial
Editorial: The world’s biggest Christian church needs to revive the open, progressive spirit of Vatican II


04, Jan, 2023 @6:25 PM

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Pope Benedict XVI obituary
First pontiff to retire in 600 years who, despite efforts at reform, failed to effect any radical change in the Roman Catholic church

Peter Stanford

31, Dec, 2022 @10:31 AM

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John Wilkins obituary
Editor of the Tablet whose independent stance infuriated the Vatican and conservative Roman Catholics

Stephen Bates

13, May, 2022 @5:20 PM

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Police identify man suspected of theft of Pope John Paul II's blood
Reliquary stolen from cathedral altar in Spoleto, Italy, in September

Angela Giuffrida

13, Nov, 2020 @12:40 PM

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Vatican report faults successive popes over defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick
Investigation show how American was allowed to rise through church despite abuse allegations

Harriet Sherwood Religion correspondent

10, Nov, 2020 @2:37 PM

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The legal trials of George Pell – timeline
The boy from Ballarat was an archbishop and a powerful force at the Vatican before he was convicted of shocking crimes. After 400 days in prison his convictions were overturned

Guardian staff

07, Apr, 2020 @1:12 AM

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‘He’s not a Roman emperor’: pope’s reluctance to have ring kissed defended
Viral video of Pope Francis pulling hand away from Catholics gets mixed reaction

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

29, Mar, 2019 @12:00 PM

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Brutal and dogmatic, George Pell waged war on sex – even as he abused children | David Marr
This prince of the church was a superb political operator. Listing sins and condemning sinners kept him in the news

David Marr

26, Feb, 2019 @1:56 AM

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For Pope Francis, the moment of truth on sexual abuse has arrived | Catherine Pepinster
The summit on the scandal engulfing the church has to end the cover-ups, says author and journalist Catherine Pepinster

Catherine Pepinster

21, Feb, 2019 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on Catholic abuse: repent and confess | Editorial
Editorial: Pope Francis has excoriated his enemies in the church. Is this a sign of weakness, or of strength?


23, Dec, 2018 @6:22 PM

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I was raped by a priest, then it was covered up. The pope has to tell the truth | Colm O’Gorman
The pontiff is clear-eyed about the sins of others. But he refuses to acknowledge the Vatican’s role in the scandal, says abuse survivor Colm O’Gorman

Colm O’Gorman

24, Aug, 2018 @7:00 AM

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