Separating fact from fiction in Vatican leaks case

VATICAN CITY (RNS) For the past four months, the Vatican has been in turmoil over the publication of several internal memos in the Italian press and in a bestselling book. The case led to the unprecedented arrest of the pope's butler, but is it possible to distinguish fact from fiction in this not-so-holy whodunit? By Alessandro Speciale.

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Thursday’s Religion News Roundup: Fortnight for Freedom; Muslim hearings; Mormons live longer

The Catholic Bishops launch their “Fortnight for Freedom” today. Seven soldiers face administrative punishments for burning Qurans. Jury is deadlocked after 12 days in the trial of Philly Monsignor William Lynn. Mormons live longer than the rest of us.

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As Cornerstone wraps up, Wild Goose Festival takes off

(RNS) This summer will be the last call for Cornerstone, one of the oldest Christian music and arts festivals in the U.S. Yet as Cornerstone and its heavy metal lineup exit the stage, the young upstart Wild Goose Festival is doubling its size in only its second year. By Greg Horton.

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