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I didn`t want to become Pope, says Francis

Last Updated: Saturday, June 08, 2013, 15:51

Pope Francis has denied that when he was a cardinal he harboured ambitions to lead the Catholic Church.

Pope cancels salaries of cardinals overseeing bank

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:22

Pope Francis has cancelled the annual stipend of 25,000 euros (around $33,000) paid to each of five cardinals who oversee the Vatican Bank.

Pope Francis refuses to live in papal apartment

Last Updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013, 09:05

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pope by the conclave of cardinals on March 13.

Pope`s sister prayed cardinals wouldn`t choose him

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 19:26

The sister of Jorge Mario Bergoglio has revealed that in the past, she had prayed that the cardinals wouldn`t pick her brother to be the new Pope.

Kurien heads Indian team to Vatican for installation of Pope

Last Updated: Monday, March 18, 2013, 19:15

An Indian delegation led by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien on Monday left for the Vatican from Delhi to take part in the installation of Pope Francis as the 266th Pontiff of Catholic church.

Pope`s former neighbour recalls his `love` letter

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 21:26

Amalia Damonte, the Argentine woman who grew up as neighbour of Pope Francis, says she was very briefly the object of his affections when they were both 12.

Taiwan President to attend pope`s installation

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 16:47

Taiwan has full diplomatic relations with only 23 countries, most of them in Latin America, Africa, and the south Pacific.

Pope Francis: 9 things that you must know

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 09:38

Pope Francis I’s is of Italian origin but belongs to Argentina.

On Day 1, Pope Francis pays hotel bill, celebrates Mass

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 21:31

Pope Francis celebrated his first Mass since becoming the Catholic Church`s head with the cardinals who elected him.

Philippines welcomes election of new Pope

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 19:02

The Philippines, the biggest Catholic nation in Asia, welcomed the election of the new Pope.

China sets conditions to improve ties with Vatican

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 18:23

China said the Holy See should severe ties with Taiwan and stop interfering in its internal affairs in the name of religion.

Pope Francis prays at Rome basilica in first outing

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 16:25

Pope Francis opened his first morning as pontiff by praying at Rome`s main basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary.