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Vatican invites Catholic bloggers for first summit

The Vatican has invited 150 Catholic bloggers to attend a first-ever blogging summit Monday, increasingly aware of the role that faith-based blogging is playing in spreading Catholicism. Full story

70 Belgian sex abuse victims to sue Vatican

A group of 70 people claiming to be sexual abuse victims of clergy will take Vatican and Belgian church officials to court, claiming they offered them insufficient protection from pedophile priests. Full story

Faithful mark Easter as pope’s beatification looms

   Christians celebrated the promise of new beginnings in Jerusalem while at the Vatican, in a festively adorned St. Peter’s Square, the pope took note of recent events. NBC’s Ron Allen reports.

Judge orders Vatican to show files in abuse case

A federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday that the Vatican must respond to certain requests for information from a man who says he was molested by a priest in the 1960s. Full story

Belgium urges stiff punishment for sex abuse bishop

Belgium's justice minister urged the Vatican on Friday to impose stiff punishment on a disgraced Catholic bishop who denies being a pedophile despite admitting to sexually abusing two of his own nephews. Full story

Vatican: China bishop may avoid excommunication

The Vatican says a Chinese bishop whose ordination caused a crisis in relations with China may avoid excommunication because he may have been pressured into being consecrated without the pope's consent. Full story

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  Wisconsin shrine declared holy site

The Vatican declares a Wisconsin shrine an official holy site. WTMJ's Susan Kim reports.

  Pope’s words on condoms trigger global reaction

The pope’s possible flexibility on condom use was met by intense – and wide-ranging – reaction, so much so that the Vatican rushed to clarify his remarks. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.

  Vatican library set to reopen

The Vatican library is ready to reopen with a new high tech security system, micro-chipped books and Wi-Fi rooms following three years of restoration.'s Dara Brown has the details.

  Pope gives 'Blues Brothers' movie thumbs up

When "The Blues Brothers" opened 30 years ago, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops gave it a thumbs-down, but the review got an upgrade from the Vatican on Friday. NBC's Lester Holt reports.

  Vatican prepares defense in sex abuse lawsuit

NBC’s Stephanie Gosk talks about the Vatican’s detailed defense about priest sex abuse, which may keep the church out of federal court.

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Bishops attend the beatification ceremony for late Pope John Paul II in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 1, 2011. More than a million faithful are estimated to have attended the celebration at the Vatican and surrounding streets.

Pilgrims queue across St. Peter's Square in the Vatican on May 1, 2011, as they wait to view the coffin of Pope John Paul II following his beatification. Exhilarated pilgrims thronged Saint Peter's Square for John Paul II's beatification, many having camped nearby after a night of prayer dubbed by