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NEWS STORY RNS-Vatican-Trial: High stakes loom ahead of historic Vatican trial (RNS) – As Catholic prelates and laypeople prepare to answer charges of corruption and fraud before Vatican judges on Tuesday, questions remain about the intricate web of rivalries and relationships that ignited the institution’s financial scandals. By Claire Giangravè. 1,500 words. (category i) NEWS […]

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RNS-Vatican-Trial: High stakes loom ahead of historic Vatican trial
(RNS) – As Catholic prelates and laypeople prepare to answer charges of corruption and fraud before Vatican judges on Tuesday, questions remain about the intricate web of rivalries and relationships that ignited the institution’s financial scandals. By Claire Giangravè. 1,500 words. (category i)

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RNS-Church-Venice: Rolling Stone publisher planned to convert a Black church into his home, but these residents fought back to preserve it
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — A group of residents are pushing the city of Los Angeles to designate First Baptist Church of Venice into a historic cultural monument after Rolling Stone publisher Jay Penske, who purchased the church property in 2017, sought to convert it into a home. Residents called his plans “sacrilegious” because the church represents more than 100 years of Black history. By Alejandra Molina. 1,200 words. (category: a)