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Pope Marks Easter with Call for Syria Violence End

The Associated Press April 11, 2012

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and expressed hope that the joy of Easter will comfort Christian communities...

In Easter Message, Pope Urges Diplomacy in Libya

The Associated Press April 27, 2011

VATICAN CITY – Pope Benedict XVI offered an Easter prayer Sunday for diplomacy to prevail over warfare in Libya and for citizens of the Middle East to build a new society based on respect. He also...

AP EXCLUSIVE: Future pope stalled pedophile case

Liz De La Torre April 9, 2010

From The Associated Press LOS ANGELES – The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including "the good...

Top Vatican cardinal defends pope amid scandal

Liz De La Torre March 29, 2010

From The Associated Press VATICAN CITY – The Vatican said Saturday that recent attacks on the church over its handling of clerical sex abuse cases have been harmful, but insisted the pope's authority...

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