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  • Pope’s top aide calls ISIS threats to Rome ‘worrying’

    Pope’s top aide calls ISIS threats to Rome ‘worrying’

    Pope Francis’s top aide, Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, acknowledged on Saturday that seeing a recently published video from ISIS threatening Rome and calling on lone wolves to attack the Vatican, “one cannot avoid worrying.” However, he added, the video did not lead the Holy See to raise security levels.

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  • Vatican reality check: It may not be partisan, but it’s definitely political

    Vatican reality check: It may not be partisan, but it’s definitely political

    While he was in Russia this week, the Vatican’s top diplomat said the Holy See is not identified with any “particular political position” — ironically, one day after Pope Francis took a position on citizenship by birth with clear political relevance in Italy right now. In truth, when Vatican officials say they’re not “political,” what they really mean is that they’re not “partisan.”

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  • Parolin presses Russia to give back churches taken by the Soviets

    Parolin presses Russia to give back churches taken by the Soviets

    Italian Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s top diplomat, also said that during his meetings with both religious and civil authorities in Russia he spoke about the restitution of the Catholic Churches confiscated during the Communist era, an issue that has been a major bone of contention between the Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches, as well as between the Holy See and the Kremlin.

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