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Sweden gets new saint after 600 years

Pope Francis canonized a Swedish woman and a Polish man in a mass at St. Peter’s Square, adding the two to the list of Catholic saints. The Swedish-born Elizabeth Hesselblad hid Jews in a convict during World War II.

Deutsche Welle

Politics left behind as Mideast rivals head to Vatican

AFP – Israel’s government is boycotting its Palestinian counterpart with relations to a new low, and when their two presidents join Pope Francis in a Vatican prayer for peace on Sunday politics are likely to be absent. Israeli President Shimon Peres and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmud Abbas have been acquaintances for years and held peace …

Daily News Egypt

An Arab pope?

By George Richards The surprising resignation by Pope Benedict XVI triggered feverish speculation among bookmakers and Vatican-watchers as to who will succeed to the Papacy. As with the death of Pope John Paul II in 2005, Pope Benedict’s resignation could, in theory, allow for the election of a pope from the developing world. Catholic congregations in …

Daily News Egypt

Benedict XVI steps down as pope

The former pope Benedict will now be known as ‘Roman pontiff emeritus’, a completely new title created especially for this unprecedented situation in the Church’s history since the Middle Ages

Daily News Egypt

US sees Vatican as potential money laundering hub

By AFP WASHINGTON: The US State Department for the first time listed the Vatican as potentially vulnerable to money laundering, along with 67 other countries. The department’s annual International Narcotics Control Strategy report listed the Vatican as a “jurisdiction of concern” along with countries like Albania, the Czech Republic, Egypt, South Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam and Yemen. …