2011 December Issue Inside the Vatican magazine

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Lead Story
by Gerard O’Connell
10 Why Did Ireland Close Its Embassy to the Holy See?

News
by Andrea Gagliarducci
12 Vatican
“An Authority with Competencies to Face the World Crisis”

News
by Sandro Magister
14 Vatican
Too Much Confusion — Bertone Puts the Curia Under Lock and Key

News
by Angela Ambrogetti
16 Vatican
Pope Announces a New Synod

News
by Gerard O’Connell
17 China
A Tale of Two Bishops, Both Chinese

News
by Inside the Vatican staff from wire reportsi
18 Africa
Benedict XVI Visits Benin

News
by Serena Sartini
18 Africa
Interview with Msgr. Jean Salomon Lezoutiè, Bishop of Yopougon, Ivory Coast

News
by Wlodzimierz Redzioch
19 Africa
Interview with Bishop Barthelemy Adoukonou, Secretary of the PC for Culture

News
By Wlodzimierz Redzioch
21 Africa
Interview with Msgr. Jean Marie Mupendawatu, Secretary of the PC for Health Workers

News
by Angela Ambrogetti
22 Italy
Benedict XVI Visits the Abbey of San Bruno in Calabria

News
by Inside the Vatican staff
24 Vatican
Catholics, Jews and Persistent Prejudices

News
by Anna Artymiak
28 Christmas
Little-known Traditions in the Vatican

Special
Texts by R. Moynihan, A. Gagliarducci & S. Magister with A. Carosa. Photos by Grzegorz Galazka
31 October 27, 2011: Benedict XVI in Assisi

Culture
by Anna Artymiak
40 Memory
“Man of God”

Culture
by Lucy Gordan
43 Profile
Joseph Zwilling, Director of Communications Office, Archdiocese of New York

Culture
by Angela Ambrogetti
46 Holy See
Seeing St. Peter’s Through Its Mosaics

Columns
by Lucy Gordan
50 Of Books, Art and People
Filippino Lippi and Botticelli in Fifteenth-Century Florence

Columns
by Micaela Biferali
53 When in Rome
Russian Icons in the Pope’s Castle

Columns
by Micaela Biferali
54 People
Nominations, Anniversaries, Cases, Events, Movers and Shakers…

Columns
by Micaela Biferali
56 Vatican Watch: October and November
A day-by-day chronicle of Vatican events

Columns
by Paul Haffner
60 Meditation
St. Thomas of Canterbury (December 29)

Columns
by Friar Tuck
62 The Sacred and Profane
Eating in a Cove and Staying Quite Close to Vatican City


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