Pope Francis will visit Switzerland in June
Pope Francis is to visit Geneva on June 21 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the World Council of Churches The Holy See is not a member of the council but sends observers to its meetings. The last pope to visit Switzerland was St John Paul II in 2004.
Ex-Vatican bank chief faces corruption trial
Vatican prosecutors have charged Angelo Caloia, former president of the Vatican bank, and his lawyer, Gabriele Liuzzo, with embezzlement. The trial begins next week.
Cardinal calls China deal an ‘act of suicide’
Cardinal Joseph Zen said the possible deal between the Vatican and China would be a “shameless surrender” and “act of suicide”.
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