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Aleppo bombers will have to answer God: Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Wednesday said those behind the bombing of Aleppo, where Syrian and Russian forces have conducted days of deadly airstrikes, will have to “answer before God.”

A Catholic icon adored and attacked

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.

Shooting 360 videos: Ditch all you learned with cameras


As cameras that shoot 360-degree photos and videos become affordable, curious users will face a new challenge: Figuring out how to take meaningful and compelling shots in what’s effectively a new medi

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

After the successful September 29 Indian strikes across the Line of Control, we should remember that while cross-LoC “badla” (revenge) strikes by both sides’ Border Action Teams have been going on fro

Samay ke bandhano se, paristhitiyon ki aavashyakton se, yudh kabhi anivarya ho jata hai (Compulsions of time and the requirements of a situation can render war unavoidable) — thus spoke Narendra Damod