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Vatican signs new agreement with right-wing Hungarian regime

Vatican signs new agreement with right-wing Hungarian regime

Posted: Wed, 23 Oct 2013 14:15

The Vatican has signed an agreement with the right-wing Hungarian Government this week, modifying the 1997 concordat.

Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Italian Catholic Church to pay property tax from next year

Posted: Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:53

Italy's Catholic Church will be forced to pay taxes starting in 2013 after the EU pressured the country's government to pass a controversial law stripping the Church of its historic property tax exemption.

Vatican’s use of the law to try to hide its secrets looks set to backfire

Vatican’s use of the law to try to hide its secrets looks set to backfire

Posted: Wed, 11 Jul 2012 09:52

The small German magazine Titanic is being prosecuted by the Pope over the cover of its latest edition which satirises the "Vatileaks" scandal.

An unbridgeable gulf separates Norway and the Holy See on women’s rights at the United Nations

An unbridgeable gulf separates Norway and the Holy See on women’s rights at the United Nations

Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:42

Two very contrasting statements about abortion and contraception were made this week at the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.