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Oil execs in meetings with pope

Jun 8, 2018
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

Sep 5, 2016
Even saints need support staff. Reflections by one of Mother Teresa's doctors.
Dr. Patricia Aubanel Riedel was one of Mother Teresa's doctors during the last years of her life and now works at hospital that bears her name. 
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The pope's chair made in Philadelphia prison workshop

Sep 25, 2015
During his visit, Pope Francis will sit in a chair crafted by prisoners.

The Pope's thoughts on climate change are leaked

Jun 15, 2015
An Italian magazine publishes a 192-page draft that calls for 'urgent action.'

12 crazy facts about chickens, and then some

Feb 12, 2015
At any one time, 20 billion chickens are alive and squawking on our planet.

Pope Francis drew 6.6 million to Vatican in 2013

Jan 2, 2014
That contrasts with 2.3 million for Pope Benedict in all of 2012.

Heads roll at the Vatican bank

Jul 2, 2013
Two top officials at the bank quit this week, as allegations of fraud and corruption continue to swirl.

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Vatican's bank: Another day, another scandal

Jun 28, 2013
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

Dec 30, 2010
Pope Benedict XVI is working to make the Vatican's financial operations more transparent amid a financial investigation involving its bank. The...