Difficult Pentecost for pope as butler probe hurts


VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – A saddened Pope Benedict marked a difficult Pentecost Sunday as the Vatican braced for a possible widening of the scandal that has seen his butler arrested on charges of stealing private documents in the "Vatileaks" affair.

The First Reading is, finally, the account of Pentecost itself, from Acts 2:1-11. We have already remarked on the intimate relationship between this event and Babel (Pentecost is the Un-Babel) and Sinai (Pentecost is the giving

By Gregory Elder This weekend brings another one of those joining of holy days for both Christians and Jews, in the festivals of Shavuot and Pentecost, which share a common heritage. For our Jewish friends, Shavuot is a two-day festival, which begins

I was blessed to have been baptised on his feast day, which this year, happened to be the Vigil of Pentecost. On this feast of the Holy Spirit, I want to express my gratitude to the Holy Trinity for the favors granted to St. Phillip as

I was blessed to have been baptised on his feast day, which this year, happened to be the Vigil of Pentecost. On this feast of the Holy Spirit, I want to express my gratitude to the Holy Trinity for the favors granted to St. Phillip as

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