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Pope Benedict XVI's former butler goes on trial on Saturday for leaking secret papers in the Vatican's biggest court drama in decades, revealing intrigue at the heart of the Catholic Church.
Pope Benedict XVI arrives on Friday for a three-day visit to Lebanon, a Middle Eastern country riven by sectarian tensions as fighting rages next door in Syria.
Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Cardinal Angelo Sodano, Envoy of the Pope, Dean of the College of Cardinals.
Pope Benedict XVI on Monday appointed German archbishop Ludwig Mueller, a conservative theologian with liberal leanings, to head up the Vatican's powerful orthodoxy watchdog.
Nazarbayev invited Pope Benedict XVI to Astana for the 4th Summit of the leaders of world and traditional religions.