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Oil execs in meetings with pope
Pope Francis has called the world’s leading oil execs to the Vatican. Meetings are today and tomorrow, and will include leaders from companies like BP and ExxonMobil. They’re gathering to talk about how their businesses can tackle climate change. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.
Mother (now Saint) Teresa was a terrible patient
Even saints need support staff. Reflections by one of Mother Teresa's doctors.
The pope's chair made in Philadelphia prison workshop
During his visit, Pope Francis will sit in a chair crafted by prisoners.
The Pope's thoughts on climate change are leaked
An Italian magazine publishes a 192-page draft that calls for 'urgent action.'
12 crazy facts about chickens, and then some
At any one time, 20 billion chickens are alive and squawking on our planet.
Pope Francis drew 6.6 million to Vatican in 2013
That contrasts with 2.3 million for Pope Benedict in all of 2012.
Heads roll at the Vatican bank
Two top officials at the bank quit this week, as allegations of fraud and corruption continue to swirl.
Vatican's bank: Another day, another scandal
A monsignor, an Italian Secret Service Agent and a financier were arrested after plotting to smuggle millions into Italy.
MIDDAY UPDATE: Vatican financial transparency, NASA budget woes, and beer baths
Pope Benedict XVI is working to make the Vatican's financial operations more transparent amid a financial investigation involving its bank. The...