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Narendra Modi now the third most `followed` world leader on Twitter!

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 20:07

Prime Minister Narendra Modi overtook Indonesian President SB Yudhoyono in terms of number of followers to become the third most followed world leader on the social networking website. Indian Prime Minister currently has 5,091,128 followers compared to Yudhoyono`s 5,088,309. US President Barack Obama and Pope Francis are the only world leaders who have more followers.

Vatican bank shakeup expected as pope mulls reform

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 03:31

It was this time last year that the top two managers at the Institute for Religious Works were forced out after a Vatican monsignor with millions deposited in the bank was arrested in an alleged money-smuggling plot.

Pope says communists are closet Christians

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 19:58

Pope Francis, whose criticisms of unbridled capitalism have prompted some to label him a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had stolen the flag of Christianity.

Pope leads long Vatican Mass after health setbacks

Last Updated: Sunday, June 29, 2014, 16:43

Looking tired but relaxed, Pope Francis has led his first major public ceremony after a spate of cancelled appointments for health problems.

Pope tired but smiling amid new health concerns

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 18:47

Pope Francis has had a busy morning of audiences amid new health concerns following his cancellation of a planned outing.

Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

Last Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014, 21:21

Pope Francis cancelled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition".

Pope has most clout on Twitter: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 23:55

Pope Francis has by far the most clout of any world leader on Twitter because he is so widely retweeted, a study of political use of the social network showed on Wednesday.

Italian Mafiosi are `excommunicated`, Pope says

Last Updated: Sunday, June 22, 2014, 01:32

Pope Francis on Saturday took on one of Italy`s most dangerous organised crime groups, calling it an example of "the adoration of evil" and saying Mafiosi "are excommunicated".

No more child mafia victims, pope says on visit to clan heartland

Last Updated: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 15:09

No more children must die at the hands of the mafia, pope Francis said Saturday, as he travelled to the hometown of a toddler murdered in a clan drug war.

Pope to legalising recreational drugs: Just say no

Last Updated: Friday, June 20, 2014, 18:38

Pope Francis condemned the legalisation of recreational drugs as a flawed and failed experiment today, lending his voice to a debate which is raging from the US to Uruguay and beyond.

Pope urges help for Iraq displaced, world`s refugees

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 15:55

Pope Francis called Wednesday for concrete help for millions of refugee families around the world and sent his prayers to those forced to flee an insurgency spearheaded by Islamist militants in Iraq.

Pope, Anglican leader join forces against human trafficking

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 17:31

Pope Francis and Britain`s Archbishop of Canterbury committed their Churches on Monday to work more closely together to fight "the grave evil" of human trafficking and modern slavery.