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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

Church should not be afraid of change: Pope Francis

Pope Francis catches an Italian flag thrown by a pilgrim at the end of the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI— AP

Pope Francis has closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to respond to homosexuality and divorce, saying on Sunday the Church should not be afraid of change and new

Popes faces test with vote on gays, divorcees

Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church’s doors to remarried

Vatican rolls back welcome to gays

The Vatican made key changes to an English translation of passages about homosexuality in a divisive document on Thursday, watering down a message that had been seen as a major shift in its tone on ga

Vatican’s U-turn on gays, mulls merciful approach

Pope Francis prays at St. Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican  on Sunday during a mass honouring the canonisation. AFP

In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer” and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognise positive aspects of same-sex

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