UN Chief To Open Vatican Climate Change ConferenceU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will open a key Vatican meeting this month on Pope Francis' highly anticipated teaching document on climate change.
Pope To Receive Final Volume Of St. John's BiblePope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John's Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.
Twin Cities Archdiocese, Vatican Accused Of Destroying Priest Child Porn TapesThere are new allegations that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis destroyed as many as five suspected child porn videos -- and that the Vatican knew what happened. This latest allegation involving the Twin Cities Catholic Church comes as a direct result of a landmark agreement between the church and victims. The agreement has resulted in more names of priests, suspected of sexual abuse against a minor, being released.
Fire In Minn. Church Reveals Exquisite MuralA church fire in southwestern Minnesota revealed a surprise that members are now working to restore. Flames and plumes of smoke were pouring out of St. Gabriel's Church in Fulda when firefighters arrived in April.
Secret Church Documents Show Vatican's Role In Sex AbuseAttorneys said 6,000 pages of secret church documents reveal in detail the Vatican's role in child sex abuse cases. St. Paul-based attorney Jeff Anderson said the letters show an elaborate abuse cover-up in Milwaukee from the 1950s through today.
MN Man Has Papal Connection Over Hot Button IssuePope Francis has wrapped up his first full day as leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He celebrated his first Mass as Holy Father in the Sistine Chapel with the Cardinals who elected him.
Good Question: How Does The Vatican Make Colored Smoke?For 100 years, the Vatican’s smoke signal has rarely been a black or white matter. Black means no Pope, white means the Cardinals have selected a Pope. But how does the Vatican get the smoke to be the right color?
Vatican Reporter John Thavis On WCCO Morning Newsstrong>John Thavis, a thirty year veteran of the international Catholic News Service, joined Dave Lee from Rome to discuss Pope Benedict's last public appearance.</strong>

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