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.

Vatican accuses media of imitating Dan Brown in Vatileaks reporting

June 19, 2012

(Writer Dan Brown gestures as he poses during a photocall for the movie "Angels & Demons" at Castel Sant'Angelo in Rome May 3, 2009. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

At the Vatican bank – money, mystery and monsignors

June 12, 2012

(President of the Vatican bank IOR Ettore Gotti Tedeschi speaks during the presentation of his new book "The Economic Reasons" in downtown Rome February 22, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi )

Vatican tells accused U.S. nuns they remain under its authority

June 12, 2012

(Sister Pat Farrell (R), president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), and Sister Janet Mock, the executive-director, walk in Saint Peter's Square following a meeting with Cardinal William Levada at the Vatican June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Vatican attacks popular U.S. nun, bans her sexuality book from Catholic schools

June 5, 2012

(The marble statue of St. Peter under the Vatican dome inside St. Peter's Basilica, May 11, 2003. REUTERS/Max Rossi)

Insight: Papal butler’s journey from trusted servant to accused Judas

May 31, 2012

(The Pope's butler, Paolo Gabriele (bottom L) arrives with Pope Benedict XVI (R) at St. Peter's Square in Vatican, in this file photo taken May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi/)

Vatican says “Vatileaks” scandal is a brutal personal attack on Pope Benedict

May 29, 2012

(Pope Benedict XVI conducts the holy mass of Pentecost Sunday in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican May 27, 2012. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini )

Scandal-hit Catholic order head admits covering up priest’s lovechild

May 22, 2012

(Pope John Paul II (R) blesses Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican November 30, 2004. REUTERS/Tony Gentile )