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Lovers flock to St. Peter’s to meet Pope on Valentine’s

Signs of affection were as common as signs of the cross in St. Peter’s Square on Friday as couples from around the world attended a special Valentine’s Day gathering with Pope Francis.

Pope defrocks 400 priests in 2 years

A document obtained by The Associated Press shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children.

Pope ushers in his first Christmas at Vatican

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Pope Francis has ushered in his first Christmas as pontiff, likening Jesus’ birth to a burst of light on the sometimes dark moments of human history, marked by pride and ambition.

Pope’s wish on Christmas

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In his speech on Christmas Day, Pope Francis said he hopes for a better world, including successful Middle East negotiations in the land of Jesus’ birth, peace for Syria and several war-torn African countries, and dignity for refugees fleeing misery and conflict.

Holy war on: Anglicans accept Vatican challenge

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Let the holy war begin. The holy war of cricket, that is.

Pope warns against mediocrity, gossip in Vatican

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Pope Francis has warned Vatican administrators that their work can take a downward spiral into mediocrity, gossip and bureaucratic squabbling if they forget that theirs is a professional vocation of service to the church.

Pope replaces Dominican ambassador amid sex probe

Pope Francis has named a new ambassador to the Dominican Republic after the previous one was forcibly removed amid a sex abuse investigation. The nomination Monday of a replacement for Archbishop Josef Wesolowski signaled that the Vatican’s investigation into his actions warranted permanent removal as envoy to the Caribbean country.

First LatAm Pope

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Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pope on Wednesday to lead the Roman Catholic Church, a prelate announced to huge crowds cheering in St. Peter’s Square late Wednesday night.

Of late, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi has been thoughtlessly and in a hurry jumping into every available situation, without verifying basic facts, to criticise the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Madhu Kishwar, as the editor of Manushi, set the feminism agenda for many Indian women decades ago. Madhu Kishwar as chief media admirer of prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi is another story completely. The first Kishwar has been declared missing, never to be found.