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Pope names Vatican's top abuse investigator to be bishop in Malta

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Pope Benedict XVI named the Vatican's top investigator of abusive priests to be the new auxiliary bishop of Malta.

Msgr. Charles Scicluna, who was born in Toronto to Maltese parents, served for the past decade as the Vatican's first promoter of justice in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, handling cases brought against clergy accused of the sexual abuse of minors.

The Vatican announced the new appointment Saturday without naming the monsignor's replacement as promoter, a post that would be filled by papal appointment.

Pope tells Catholics not to be jealous when others do Christ's work

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 Catholics should rejoice, and not be jealous, when other Christians succeed in doing the work of the Lord, Pope Benedict XVI said.

"God can do good and even amazing things outside the circle" of the Catholic church, the pope said Sunday, commenting on the day's Gospel reading during his midday Angelus address.

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