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Pope Francis set for historic meet with Russian Patriarch

Zambian President Edgar Lungu with Pope Francis during a private audience at the Vatican on Friday. 	— AFP

Pope Francis will meet Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill in Cuba next week in a historic first meeting between the heads of the two largest Christian churches, the Vatican announced on Friday.

Vatican debates film claim, says Pope not actor

Pope Francis poses for a picture with Argentinian soldiers of the United Nations during the weekly general audience. — AFP

The Vatican is disputing a US film studio’s claim that the Pope is making his movie debut, saying no scenes were shot for the venture and that the Pope is not an actor.

Pope’s joint Lutheran service risks ire

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Risking the ire of Catholic traditionalists, Pope Francis is to take part in a joint Catholic-Lutheran service in Sweden in October marking the start of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s anti-C

Internet, texts gifts of God, if used wisely: Pope Francis

Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has acknowledged being “a disaster” when it comes to technology, said on Friday that the Internet, social networks and text messages were “a gift of God” if used wisely.

Cardinal, clown, convict back Pope’s mission

Pope Francis welcomes Italian actor and movie director Roberto Benigni as he receives his new book, The Name of God is Mercy

Italy’s best known comic, a cardinal and a Chinese convict teamed up on Tuesday to launch a book-length interview with Pope Francis.

Pope Francis says he’s ‘a sinner in need of God’s mercy’


Pope Francis waves to the crowd from the window of the Apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter’s square during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Rome. — AFP

Pope speaks out on conflicts, migrants

Pope Francis waves from the balcony of St. Peter’s basilica during the traditional ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Christmas message- AFP

Backs UN efforts in Syria, Libya, praises those who shelter refugees

Pope Francis: Reform to go ahead with firm resolve

Pope Francis blesses a baby during a meeting with the employees of the Holy See. — AFP

Pope Francis said on Monday that reform of the Curia, the Church’s governing body, would “move forward with determination, clarity and firm resolve”, during his annual address to cardinals, bishops an

Mother Teresa ‘miracle’: Doctor says seen nothing like it

In 2002, the Vatican officially recognised a miracle Mother Teresa was said to have carried out after her death, namely the 1998 healing of a Bengali tribal woman, Monika Besra, who was suffering from

After second ‘miracle’, Saint Teresa in 2016

Mother Teresa

Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle attributed to the late Mother Teresa, clearing the path for the nun to be elevated to sainthood next year, the Vatican said Friday.

Though the victory march of the Bharatiya Janata Party that began in 2014 was brought to a halt in 2015 with major setbacks in the Delhi and Bihar Assembly elections, there seems to be a reversal of t

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