Archive of January 3, 2011

Pope begins new year with renewed appeals for persecuted Christians

Jan 3, 2011 - 05:38 pm .- Benedict XVI's Christmas and New Year's messages were loaded with calls for peace as violence against Christians marred the year’s end in Egypt, Iraq, the Philippines and Nigeria.

New Vatican agency to combat money laundering, terror financing

Jan 3, 2011 - 02:01 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has created a new oversight agency and approved tough new measures aimed at ensuring that the Vatican’s bank and other institutions cannot be exploited by those seeking to launder money or finance terrorist activity.

Pope appoints second auxiliary bishop to US military archdiocese

Jan 3, 2011 - 12:28 pm .- Pope Benedict named Fr. Neal J. Buckon, a priest from the diocese of Cleveland, as a new auxiliary bishop of the U.S. Military Archdiocese today.

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