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Pope Francis names French cardinal as camerlengo

Pope Francis attends a meeting in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican on Saturday. 	— AP

Pope Francis on Saturday named French Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran as the new camerlengo, or chamberlain, the cardinal who runs the Vatican after the death or resignation of a Pontiff.

No Pope-Dalai meet as Vatican toes China line

Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said Thursday — a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China.

Vatican finds millions of euros tucked away

The Vatican’s economy minister has said hundreds of millions of euros were found “tucked away” in accounts of various Holy See departments without having appeared in the city-state’s balance sheets.

Pope Francis risks Islamic ire with toughened appeal on terror

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The Pope’s suggestion that Muslims are not doing enough to counter terrorism may increase tension between the West and Islam, but it reflects sincere concern in the Church over the issue, Vatican expe

Two Indians declared saints

The tapestries of Sister Euphrasia Eluvathingal and Father Elias Chavra are displayed on the St. Peter’s Basilica — AP

Kerala’s Father Chavra, Sister Euphrasia, 4 others beatified

Pope to raffle off gifts to raise money for poor

Pope Francis delivers a speech during his general audience at St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on Wednesday. 	— AFP

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Pope speeds up priest sex abuse appeals

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Pope Francis has created a new commission to speed up the appeal process for priests found guilty by the Church of child sex abuse, the Vatican said Tuesday.

Vatican hands out financial rulebook

Pope Francis’s drive to clean up the Vatican’s finances has taken a significant step forward with the issuing of a financial management manual to Church officials.

New air, light systems to guard sistine chapel

The Vatican on Wednesday unveiled new high-tech, energy-saving lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s delicate Sistine Chapel frescoes from damage caused by ever-growing crowd

Vatican warns of ‘new genocide’

The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible “new genocide” in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the ISIS militants who are ki

The massacre of the innocents at the Army school in Peshawar highlights dangers that our schools are exposed to.

Ever since the Bharatiya Janata Party’s poster woman, Smriti Irani, has been made the Union human resources development minister, she has been embroiled in controversies.