The Society of St. Pius X has expelled Bishop Richard Williamson, saying he refused "to show due respect ... to his lawful superiors."
The report on Paolo Gabriele's trial said while Gabriele was not paid for the Vatileaks, he stood to profit from it "intellectually and morally."
An estimated 80,000 pilgrims watched Pope Benedict name seven new saints Sunday, including two women from North America.
The Vatican Museums have a new addition: a Popemobile Pavilion, housing more than a dozen papal carriages and nine papal cars.
The Vatican is reporting that a relic of Blessed John Paul II will be transported to the French shrine of Lourdes on Oct. 21-27.
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Members of religious orders have been and continue to be at the forefront of the Catholic Church's evangelizing efforts; they are not just "resources" to be used for new programs, said the head of the international organization of women's religious orders.
Sr. Mary Lou Wirtz, an American who is the general superior of the Daughters of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and president of the International Union of Superiors General, addressed the Synod of Bishops Wednesday.
People need to become familiar with the creed because it is there the "Christian moral life is planted and ... one finds its foundation and justification," the pope said.
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Farm co-ops can provide the world with an "alternative vision" to government or international agriculture policies that place too much emphasis on profits, protecting certain markets or employing new technology that could prove dangerous, Pope Benedict XVI said.
The pope made his comments in a message marking Tuesday's celebration of World Food Day, a commemoration sponsored by the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization to highlight the global fight against hunger and the need to help farmers and farm workers.