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For those who revered her, Mother Teresa’s elevation to the Catholic sainthood on Sunday came not a moment too soon.

Pope Francis proclaims Teresa saint, says she’ll forever be Mother

St. Peter’s Square is crowded with faithful attending the canonisation mass by Pope Francis for Mother Teresa. (Photo: PTI)

Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed Mother Teresa a saint and hailed the revered Catholic nun as an embodiment of maternal love who talked truth to power on behalf of the poor.

A saint despite spiritual ‘darkness’

Pope John Paul II with Mother Teresa in Calcutta in 1986. (Photo: AP)

When Pope Francis canonises Mother Teresa on Sunday, he’ll be honoring a nun who won admirers around the world and a Nobel Peace Prize for her joy-filled dedication to the “poorest of the poor”.

Historic first for female deacons in Vatican City

Pope Francis (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a special commission to examine the role of female deacons in the Church, in a potentially historic opening on the possibility of women joining the clergy.

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US reporter is Vatican City spokesman

Pope Francis greets Paloma Garcia Ovejero, Vatican City’s first-ever female deputy spokesperson, at the Vatican. (Photo: AFP)

Pope Francis on Monday named a former Fox News correspondent to head up the Vatican press office and appointed the tiny state’s first-ever female deputy spokesperson.

Pope Benedict reveals how he stopped Vatican ‘gay lobby’

Pope Benedict

Former Pope Benedict says in his memoirs that no one pressured him to resign but alleges that a “gay lobby” in the Vatican had tried to influence decisions, a leading Italian daily reported on Friday.

Vatican gay lobby tried to influence church affairs: Pope Benedict

 Pope Benedict (Photo: AP)

Pope Benedict resigned following a turbulent papacy that included the so-call “Vatileaks” case.

Pope Francis faces flak for marriage remark

Pope Francis (Photo: AP/ File)

Pope Francis has said the “great majority” of Catholic marriages being celebrated today are invalid because couples do not fully realise it is a lifetime commitment, drawing sharp criticism from Churc

Pope Francis slams culture of shunning the disabled

Pope Francis celebrates a jubilee mass for disabled and sick people in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. (Photo: AP)

Pope Francis has decried the pursuit for perfect bodies, saying it leads to society hiding away the disabled to avoid offending sensibilities of what he terms “the privileged few”.

There are many ways you can react to the dastardly terrorist attack on the Army camp in Uri, close to the Line of Control with Pakistan.

Just days after the legendary abolition of Nepal’s monarchy, this writer went on a cloak-and-dagger ride out of Kathmandu.