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Vatican appoints Protestant to lead science body

VATICAN CITY (AFP) – Pope Benedict XVI named Saturday Nobel laureate Werner Arber, a Protestant, to head the Vatican’s scientific academy, the first time a non-Catholic is heading the centuries-old body. The 81-year old Swiss microbiologist will succeed Italian Nicola Cabibbo, who died in August, to lead the Pontifical Academy…

Authorities move WikiLeaks’ founder to ‘isolation’ cell

Lawyer: Assange ‘does not get any recreation” WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange was in a segregation unit of a London jail Saturday for his safety, as new secret US diplomatic cables were made public, increasing the embarrassment to Washington. The 39-year-old Australian has been transferred from the main section of Wandsworth…

The Vatican line: Homer Simpson is a Catholic

Vatican newspaper again praises ‘The Simpsons,’ welcomes Homer, Bart as Catholics The Vatican newspaper has not been shy in its praise of the long-running animated TV program “The Simpsons” — and now we may know why. L’Osservatore Romano has written a story under the headline “Homer and Bart are Catholic”…

UK police: 5 arrested in alleged threat to pope

British police say 5 men arrested in London over alleged threat to pope during his UK visit An alleged threat to Pope Benedict XVI led to the pre-dawn arrests of five men in London on Friday on the second day of the pontiff’s trip to Britain, police said. The Vatican…

Victims of childhood abuse demand action from pope

On eve of pope’s visit, victims of childhood abuse demand Vatican hand over records on priests Victims of childhood abuse by clergy urged the Vatican to give secular authorities all information it holds on misbehaving priests, and said Wednesday that the pope’s visit this week to Britain would cause many…

Vatican defrocks US priest accused of abusing boy in 1970s

WASHINGTON — Pope Benedict XVI has defrocked a US priest accused of sexually molesting a teenage boy more than 30 years ago, the disgraced cleric’s Ohio diocese said Thursday. “The Vatican has notified the Diocese of Youngstown that Pope Benedict XVI has accepted the request of Thomas Crum and removed…

Argentina legalizes gay marriage

BUENOS AIRES (AFP) – Argentina on Thursday became the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, following a landmark Senate vote carried live on national television. The law, backed by the center-left government of President Cristina Kirchner, was adopted in a 33-27 vote after 15 hours of debate.…

Buchanan: With Kagan, too many Jews on Supreme Court bench

Given Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s general lack of a judicial record, conservative opponents of the Obama administration are having some difficulty finding an issue on which to criticize the former Harvard Law dean and current solicitor-general. Which is not to say they’re not trying: There is the issue of…

Catholic League president: Priests aren’t pedophiles, molesting children is ‘what gays do’

In another coup for the seemingly part-time political pundit Bill Donohue, CNN broadcast on Tuesday a conversation about the Catholic church’s thousands of pedophilia scandals that would be awkward to even over-hear in public, let alone broadcast nation-wide. That’s because Donohue, who presides over the Catholic League for Religious and…

During Easter mass, Pope Benedict remains silent on pedophilia scandals

Pope Benedict XVI kept silent on the pedophilia scandal rocking the Roman Catholic Church during Easter Sunday addresses as Christians across the world marked the resurrection of Christ. The leader of the world’s one billion Catholics condemned the persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Pakistan, but failed to mention…

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