Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 00:49
Pope Francis, named "Person of the Year" last week by TIME magazine, has been accorded the distinction once again. This time it`s a leading lifestyle magazine which actively promotes gay rights.
Pope Francis has turned around the way the Catholic Church is seen but his promise of Vatican reform awaits next year, observers said on Tuesday.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 15, 2013, 16:19
Pope Francis said he knew a lot of "good" Marxists but was no communist himself, following criticism of his diatribes against unfettered capitalism from conservative commentators in the United States.
Last Updated: Sunday, December 08, 2013, 18:53
Nelson Mandela once again united South Africans on Sunday as people irrespective of their colour and creed flocked into churches, mosques and temples to mark a `Day of prayers` for the anti-apartheid icon.
Last Updated: Friday, December 06, 2013, 19:56
Pope Francis is setting up a Vatican committee to fight sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 28, 2013, 23:17
Vatican representative Salvatore Pennacchio, who will attend the 75th anniversary of a restored Roman Catholic church damaged in riots in Kandhamal, visited the district on Thursday.
Last Updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013, 21:06
Pope Francis on Thursday said the Catholic Church will not accept a Middle East without Christians, who often find themselves forced to flee areas of conflict and unrest in the region.
Last Updated: Sunday, November 10, 2013, 14:43
Catholic Church in Kerala has again come out strongly against Madav Gadgil and Kasturirangan report on conservation of Western Ghats, warning of strong resistance to implementation of recommendations.
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 15, 2013, 18:52
The Vatican began a new chapter on Tuesday with scandal-hit cardinal Tarcisio Bertone stepping down as right-hand man to Pope Francis and replaced by veteran diplomat Pietro Parolin.
Last Updated: Monday, October 07, 2013, 13:13
The Laity Commission of the Kerala-based Syro Malabar Catholic Church has welcomed Supreme Court`s judgment asking the Election Commission to introduce `None of the Above` (NOTA) option in ballot papers.
Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 17:08
Pope Francis on Friday called for the Catholic Church and it’s faithful to rid themselves of earthly concerns like St Francis of Assisi during a pilgrimage to the saint`s Italian hometown.
Last Updated: Thursday, October 03, 2013, 13:51
US President Barack Obama has said he is `hugely impressed` with Pope Francis.
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