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Thailand prepares for visit of Pope Francis

‘Heart' of Catholicism in Thailand fired up for Pope Francis.

20 Nov 2019 2:15 PM

When music met tech: Japan uses song co-created by AI to welcome Pope Francis

Written by Inoue, song, 'Protect all Life - Signs of the Times', is based on theme of Pope's Japan visit and was partly composed using AI.

20 Nov 2019 1:42 PM

Catholic bishops gather at Vatican to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon.

28 Oct 2019 10:14 AM

Pope Francis mistakenly tweets support for US 'Saints' team

For the record, the Saints, those from New Orleans, beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday.

14 Oct 2019 1:43 PM

Pope Francis stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade after 25 minutes

He explained that there had been electrical power problem and that he had been stuck in elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers.

01 Sep 2019 5:06 PM


Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

'That forest lung is vital for our planet,' Pope Francis said.

25 Aug 2019 5:10 PM

Kerala priests begin indefinite fast seeking removal of Cardinal George Alencherry

The protesters said the Cardinal should not be allowed to chair the meeting of the Synod 'as he is an accused in many cases.'

19 Jul 2019 11:01 AM

Pope to declare Kerala nun Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

The Vatican had earlier declared three Kerala-born Indian Catholics as Saints.

03 Jul 2019 4:20 PM

176 children lost parents in Sri Lanka Easter attacks: Report

A total of 7 suicide bombers carried out a series blasts that targeted three churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on April 21.

25 Jun 2019 4:48 PM

Pope puts first African-American priest, an ex-slave, on path to sainthood

Tolton was born in Bush Creek, Missouri, on April 1, 1854 into a family of slaves owned by a white Roman Catholic family.

13 Jun 2019 10:17 AM


Pope Francis condemns abortion, says use amounts to hiring of ‘paid killer’

In cases where the child may not live long, medical care is not wasted but by gaining time, allows parents to prepare for the death.

26 May 2019 9:43 AM

Pope Francis makes reporting sex abuse obligatory in new church law

Under the new measure, every diocese around the world is obliged by mid 2020 to create system for the reporting of sexual abuse by clerics.

10 May 2019 10:09 AM

Pope arrives for holding joint prayer in Bulgaria

Pope arrives in Bulgaria; Orthodox Church rejects the idea of joint prayers.

05 May 2019 4:29 PM

Pope urges hairdressers not to indulge in gossip

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip.

29 Apr 2019 7:03 PM

Pope hears traumatic stories on 'human trafficking' on Good Friday

Pope Francis led Good Friday services dedicated to the victims of human trafficking and the plight of migrants.

20 Apr 2019 10:59 AM


Pope Francis ushers in Holy Week on Palm Sunday

Pope Francis blesses palm branches as he ushers in Holy Week.

14 Apr 2019 4:16 PM

Messi's god on the pitch but he's not God: Pope Francis on fans worshipping Messi

Interviewed by Spanish TV channel La Sexta on Sunday, the pope praised his Argentine compatriot Messi, but said he must not be called God.

02 Apr 2019 2:37 PM

To kiss or not to kiss?

The evolving Catholic Church culture now presents a new dilemma of whether kissing the pope’s hand is appropriate or not.

27 Mar 2019 2:11 PM

Mexico wants apology for 500 year old colonial abuses; Spain denies wrongdoing

The wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the abuses.

26 Mar 2019 10:39 AM

Consequences of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal continue

Pope now accepts abuse resignation of Chilean cardinal, Ricardo Ezzati, who continues to insist on his innocence.

25 Mar 2019 8:37 PM