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Cover-up cardinal says Vatican told him to be at conclave

Cover-up cardinal says Vatican told him to be at conclave

Retired Cardinal Mahony, stripped of his duties for his part in a large scale abuse cover-up, has expressed amazement at suggestions that he should not attend the papal election.

Cardinals want to be briefed on secret ‘Vatileaks’ report

Cardinals want to be briefed on secret ‘Vatileaks’ report

Pope Benedict had intended for the dossier to seen only by his successor, but there are suggestions that the cardinals want sight of it.

The tailor who has dressed every pope since 1922

The tailor who has dressed every pope since 1922

This article is combined with a video from Rome Reports

Just out: fascinating new video of Vatican Council II

Just out: fascinating new video of Vatican Council II

Rarely seen footage appears in a new documentary series entitled Vatican II: Inside the Vatican Council. You can see the first episode in full here.

Will the Church ever change its stance on celibacy?

Will the Church ever change its stance on celibacy?

A look back at the historical reasons for instituting priestly celibacy and speculation on whether it could ever change.

Disgraced: anti-gay cardinal admits sexual misconduct

Disgraced: anti-gay cardinal admits sexual misconduct

Cardinal O'Brien has dramatically acknowledged that his sexual behavior has not been as impeccable as it should be, as new claims have emerged of his homosexual activities.

The Catholic-bashers have had their say. It's time to reply

The Catholic-bashers have had their say. It's time to reply

A confirmed atheist complains that media attacks on Catholicism are all too often exaggerated, distorted and inaccurate.

Bets being taken on rank outsiders and the new pope's name

Bets being taken on rank outsiders and the new pope's name

The odds on the next pope choosing the name Benedict are 5,000/1, with Leo favorite at 4/1. The atheist Richard Dawkins is given a 666/1 chance of being elected.

Discord and wire tapping revelations as pope flies out

Discord and wire tapping revelations as pope flies out

On the day the pope officially ended his tenure, revelations emerged of wire tapping in the Vatican.

New survey shows that 'Catholic guilt' is a myth

New survey shows that 'Catholic guilt' is a myth

A UK study concludes that even devout believers feel no shame about ignoring Church teachings on matters such as sex and contraception.

The habit-wearing Capuchin who may just be the next pope

The habit-wearing Capuchin who may just be the next pope

Archbishop O' Malley lives a truly simple, monastic life and has proved himself to be a supremely effective and fearless pastor and administrator.

In full: Pope's farewell speech to 150,000 in Rome

In full: Pope's farewell speech to 150,000 in Rome

The Pope's closing speech alluded to the Gospel story of Jesus and the apostles encountering stormy waters in the Sea of Galilee. There is also a link to a report on the event at the foot of this article.

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