Stories by Nicole Winfield

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Hebrew, Greek manuscripts now online for all

The Vatican Library and Oxford University's Bodleian Library put the first of 1.5 million pages of precious manuscripts online Tuesday, bringing their collections to a global audience.
By Nicole Winfield

Friday, Oct. 4, 2013

Pope visits hometown of namesake

Pope Francis broke bread with the poor and embraced the disabled on a pilgrimage to his namesake's hometown Friday, urging the faithful to follow the example of the 13th-century St. Francis.
By Nicole Winfield

Friday, June 28, 2013

Vatican official arrested in smuggling plot

A Vatican cleric and two other people were arrested Friday by Italian police for allegedly trying to smuggle 20 million euros ($26 million) in cash into the country from Switzerland by private jet.
By Nicole Winfield

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Pope celebrates solemn Easter Vigil

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis celebrated a trimmed back Easter Vigil service Saturday after having reached out to Muslims and women during a Holy Week in which he began to put his mark on the ...
By Nicole Winfield

Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

Benedict bore formidable burden

VATICAN CITY - Benedict XVI always cast himself as the reluctant pope, a shy bookworm who preferred solitary walks to the public glare and pageantry.
By Nicole Winfield

Friday, Feb. 8, 2013

New problems plague ancient Catholic order

As the Sovereign Military and Hospitaller Order of St. John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta celebrates its anniversary, the ancient order is confronting some very modern-day issues.
By Nicole Winfield

Friday, Jan. 25, 2013

Social media seen as a way to spread faith

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI put church leaders on notice Thursday, saying social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter aren’t a virtual world they can ignore.
By Nicole Winfield

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