A Vatican Shot Across the Bow for Hard-Line U.S. Catholics

An officially vetted journal has sown rancor by depicting the U.S. church as overly political, captive to the right and out of step with the mainstream. Source: World

Two Ex-Officials of Vatican-Run Hospital Charged with Misusing Money

The men are accused of diverting funds for the renovation of the luxurious apartment of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone. Source: World

Live Briefing: Pope Francis Arrives in Cairo, Bearing Message of Peace

New York Times correspondents are providing live coverage of Pope Francis’ two-day visit to Egypt. Source: World

Breitbart’s Man in Rome: A Gentle Voice in a Strident Chorus

Thomas Williams, a former priest, gives an organization that sees itself as an expanding empire a foothold in the ancestral home of the Crusades. Source: World

Cardinal Calls It a ‘Disgrace,’ but a McDonald’s Opens Near the Vatican

Residents and Roman Catholic leaders say the restaurant clashes with the aesthetics of the area, but an agency of the Vatican itself is the landlord. Source: World