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Vatican commission to oversee Catholic university in Jordan

Feb 2, 2015 - 04:55 pm .- The Vatican Secretariat of State has established an ad hoc commission to oversee the American University of Madaba, a Catholic university in Jordan, to examine its financial stability, its governance, and its academics.

A silver lining from World War I? Restored ties between UK, Holy See

Dec 7, 2014 - 04:02 pm .- A Mass was said on Wednesday at the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls to mark 100 years of restored diplomatic relations between Britain and the Holy See, a relationship first broken amid the English Reformation.

Vatican media reform committee to make first proposals by Easter

Oct 1, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Having met for the first time last week, the committee to reform the Vatican's media and communications will continue to formulate its proposals, being able to present them by Easter of 2015.

Obama meets with Pope at time of 'tense' relations with Church

Mar 27, 2014 - 11:49 am .- U.S. President Barack Obama’s March 27 meeting with Pope Francis comes at a time of tension between his administration and the Church over religious liberty, several Catholic leaders have said.

Cardinal Bertone: Pope Francis uses prayer as a diplomatic tool

Mar 12, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, who was Vatican secretary of state from 2006 to 2013, has shared his views on papal diplomacy, emphasizing Pope Francis’ use of prayer in relations with states.

Vatican appointments may signal new role for state secretariat

Mar 6, 2014 - 08:06 pm .- Recent appointments are beginning to show a pattern of how Pope Francis’ reform of the Roman Curia will be carried out, with a seemingly diminished role for the Secretariat of State.

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