January 16, 2007

Vatican paper hits new Iraq executions

VATICAN CITY – The Vatican newspaper criticized continuing executions in Iraq as a “cruel manipulation” of justice and said the country is veering in the wrong direction. The comments on the front page of L’Osservatore Romano Jan. 15 followed the gruesome hanging of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s half-brother, who was decapitated by the hangman’s...
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Holy See’s U.N. observer mission get diplomatic privileges

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush signed a law Jan. 11 that lets him grant diplomatic privileges and immunities to the Holy See’s Permanent Observer Mission to the United Nations. The Holy See is not a member of the United Nations, but its permanent observer status, held since 1964, entitles it to participate in General...
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