“Uncle Technology” joins the Assisi family of St Francis

November 19, 2012

A visitor uses a touch screen to view a digital detail of a fresco by Giotto in the basilica of St Francis in Assisi October 6, 2012. REUTERS/Handout

Pope Benedict says the world needs more (literary) Latin lovers

November 14, 2012

(A closeup of the illuminated letter P in the 1407AD Latin Bible on display in Malmesbury Abbey, Wiltshire, England..)

Vatican may eventually limit visits to the Sistine Chapel

October 31, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI leads a special meeting with artists in the Sistine Chapel at the Vatican November 21, 2009. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano )

Pope’s butler fascinated by occult, Free Masons, spies and Vatican scandals

October 3, 2012

(Start of the trial of Pope Benedict’s former butler Paolo Gabriele (3rd L, in grey), accused of stealing and leaking the pontiff’s personal papers, at the Vatican September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Vatican court to reserve some evidence in butler case for Pope Benedict

September 30, 2012

(Pope Benedict’s former butler Paolo Gabriele (R), accused of stealing and leaking the pontiff’s personal papers, sits at the start of his trial at the Vatican September 29, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano)

Pope Benedict to visit Mideast in the shadow of Syria’s civil war

September 12, 2012

(A poster of Pope Benedict XVI is installed at a highway in the suburbs of Beirut September 12, 2012. Pope Benedict makes a religiously delicate and potentially dangerous trip to Lebanon this weekend to appeal for peace and reconciliation in the Middle East as civil war rages next door in Syria. REUTERS/Jamal Saidi )

Syrian conflict casts shadow over Pope Benedict’s trip to Lebanon — Vatican envoy

September 10, 2012

(Workers hang a poster of Pope Benedict XVI in preparation for his arrival for a three-day visit to Lebanon, in Jounieh, north of Beirut September 4, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon from September 14-16. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi)

Vatican orders butler to stand trial, charges second man in Vatileaks scandal

August 13, 2012

(Carlo Fusco, lawyer of pope’s personal butler Paolo Gabriele, speaks during a news conference at the Vatican July 21, 2012.  REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi)

Pope puts U.S. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on the road to sainthood

June 29, 2012

(Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, 1952/Library of Congress)

Pope Benedict put the late Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, seen as the world’s first televangelist because of his popular programs in the 1950s-1960s in the United States, on the road to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church on Thursday.