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Pope Francis creates 1st Palestinian saints

Pope Francis blesses a baby at the end of a holy mass in St. Peter’s Square in Vatican on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

French, Italian nuns canonised too

Vatican, Palestinian State to sign treaty

The Vatican concluded its first treaty that formally recognises the State of Palestine, a move that gives legal weight to the Holy See’s years-long recognition and that drew fast criticism from suppor

Raul Castro meets Pope Francis, might return to Church

Pope Francis with Cuban President Raul Castro during a private audience at the Vatican on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Cuban President Raul Castro thanked Pope Francis on Sunday for brokering the thaw between Havana and Washington and said the Pope so impressed him that he might return to the Catholic Church, despite

Pope Francis set to visit Cuba in September

Pope Francis will visit Cuba in September on his way to the United States, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday.

Don’t ignore killing of Christians: Pope Francis


Pope Francis delivers a speech from the window of his apartment during his Regina Coeli prayer in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican on Monday. (Photo: AFP)

Pope Francis urges end to ‘absurd’ violence, hails Iran nuclear deal

Pope Francis during the Easter Sunday mass in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican. (Photo:AFP)

Pope Francis called Sunday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world while praising the breakthrough reached last week on curbing Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

Hope Iran accord leads to a secure world: Pope Francis

Pope Francis greets the crowd from the Popemobile after the Easter Mass. AFP,AP

In an Easter peace wish, Pope Francis on Sunday praised the framework nuclear agreement with Iran as an opportunity to make the world safer, while expressing deep worry about bloodshed in Libya, Yemen

Pope acknowledges exhaustion of all priests, including himself

The life-size wax model of Pope Francis is presented by the Grevin Museum in front of Notre Dame. (Photo: AP)

Celebrating Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Francis admitted to sometimes feeling tired, like all priests.

Pope pays tribute to ‘today’s martyrs’


Pope Francis celebrates a Palm Sunday Mass at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican as Syrian Roman Catholic children attend a mass in Damascus on Sunday. — AP

Pope Francis condemns Lahore attack

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned two suicide attacks on churches in Pakistan and accused the world of “seeking to hide” the persecution of Christians.

The dust is beginning to settle on an extraordinary election result in the UK.

Pakistan’s ludicrous charge that India’s spy agency RAW is behind the Karachi attack on the Ismaili community maybe laughed out of court here, given that the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) claimed re