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Pope to fly over China

Pope Francis' plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace during his upcoming trip to South Korea. Photo: AP/ File

Pope Francis' upcoming trip to South Korea will provide him with an unusual opportunity to speak directly to the Chinese leadership: His plane is due to fly through Chinese airspace, and Vatican proto

Pope pledges ‘solutions’ to celibacy in priesthood

Pope Francis promised “solutions” to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday that raised the possibility the Catholic Church could eventually lift a ban on married priests, but was qu

Vatican plays down papal rivalry

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With Argentina meeting Germany in the World Cup final, the Vatican on Friday brushed aside talk of football rivalry between Argentine Pope Francis and his predecessor Benedict, a German.

Pope meets sex abuse victims, begs forgivenessn

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Says victims’ suicides weigh on his conscience, vows bishops will be held accountable

Pope Francis to meet sex abuse victims on Monday

Pope Francis will meet victims of paedophile priests for the first time on Monday, as a Vatican commission moves to address the problem of clerical sex abuse in developing countries.

Vatican ex-envoy defrocked for sex abuse

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The Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been convicted of sex abuse by a church tribunal and defrocked pending further criminal proceedings in the first case of its kind.Polish A

Pontiff hails ‘courage’ of Abbas and Peres for talks

Pope Francis on Monday praised the “courage” of Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas after both agreed to come to the Vatican to pray with him for peace.Mr Abbas and Mr

Celibacy for priests is not a matter of dogma, says Pope


Pope Francis said on Monday that the celibacy of priests is not a matter of Church dogma, while defending its value amid calls among some Catholics for the requirement to be dropped.Talking to reporte

Pope’s trip to West Asia politically crucial

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With a Rabbi and a Muslim leader in tow, Pope Francis makes his first visit to West Asia on Saturday, a delicate mission to push his vision of inter-religious dialogue as a vehicle for peace in the re

Nuns warn of trafficking in Brazil

Roman Catholic nuns backed by Pope Francis on Tuesday raised the alarm over increased risks of human

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.