Saturday, May 08, 2010

News Updates, 5/8

Pope accepts resignation of German bishop in sex probe
(Reuters) - Pope Benedict on Saturday accepted the resignation of a German bishop who has been accused of sexually abusing minors, the latest in a string of Roman Catholic prelates forced to resign over an abuse scandal...

Issues to watch on Pope's trip to Portugal [Catholic Culture]
John Allen looks at the background of Pope Benedict's coming trip to Fatima, Portugal. He notes that the five foreign trips the Pope has scheduled for this year-- to Malta, Portugal, Cyprus, Great Britain, and Spain-- "are almost laid out in ascending order of difficulty."

Shroud of Turin supports Resurrection, expert affirms
(CNA/Europa Press).- Professor Paolo Di Lazzaro, who is head of a group of researchers from the National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Development in Italy, noted this week that the latest discoveries on the Shroud of Turin “are not in contradiction with the theory of the Resurrection” of Christ.

Europe's Web of Debt (Graphic)
Banks and governments in these five shaky economies owe each other many billions of euros — converted here to dollars — and have even larger debts to Britain, France and Germany. Arrow widths are proportional to debt amounts....
['The world has no money and the emperor has no clothes' - Brian Williams on Dave Letterman Show]

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