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Under canon law, the seal of confession is sacred under the penalty of excommunication (CNS)

Legal step is the latest in a case involving Father Jeffrey Bayhi

Pope Francis delivers the  Angelus address on New Year's Day (AP)

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The Institute for the Works of Religion, popularly known as the Vatican bank (CNS)

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Protesters outside the Supreme Court building in Washington earlier this year (CNS)

DOMA ruled unconstitutional while initiative barring same-sex marriage in California sent to lower courts

Conrad Black is routinely described by the BBC as "disgraced" even though his conviction is likely to be set aside (Photo: PA)

But his enemies here will never accept his vindication, whatever the US Supreme Court says