Seek truth, beauty and love: Pope tells Catholics at Easter vigil

Pope Francis led the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter on Saturday night, urging them at a vigil Mass to shun indifference and boldly live their faith.

Pope rows back from 'rabbits' comments, praises large families

Pope Francis on Wednesday described large families as a "gift from God", just days after he said Catholics did not need to "breed like rabbits".

Pope rows back from `rabbits` comments, praises large families

Pope Francis on Wednesday described large families as a "gift from God", just days after he said Catholics did not need to "breed like rabbits".

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`
Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

 Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits", defending the Church`s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting.

Pope says birth control ban doesn't mean breed 'like rabbits'

Catholics should not feel they have to breed "like rabbits" because of the Church`s ban on contraception, Pope Francis said on Monday, suggesting approved natural family planning methods.

Church in Sri Lanka`s warzone awaits first papal visit

A small church nestled in the Sri Lankan jungle, seen as a beacon of harmony in a country with a dark history of conflict, is preparing for a visit from Pope Francis who will bring his own message of peace.

Nearly 5,000 Keralite Catholics to grace canonisation in Vatican

Kochi: Around 5,000 Catholics from Kerala will be present in Vatican City next Sunday to witness the canonisation ceremony of two religious leaders from the state.

Pope mulls removing marriage annulment charges

Vatican City: Pope Francis Wednesday denounced the hardships Catholics can face when seeking marriage annulments, revealing he once fired an official who tried to charge thousands of dollars for one.

Guatemalan Catholics set sawdust carpet record

Guatemala City`s first record-breaking carpet last year was an initiative to invite Pope Francis to visit.

Philippine Catholics make lifelong sacrifice after typhoon

Returning to their destroyed village after a catastrophic typhoon that killed thousands in the Philippines last year, a weary band of Catholics vowed a lifelong sacrifice to thank God for saving them.

Goa Catholics demand change in poll date

Catholics and some political parties in Goa have opposed the Election Commission`s decision to hold the elections to the Lok Sabha seats from the state April 17, which clashes with Maundy Thursday, a day of religious significance.

Pray for peace, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called on Catholics to pray for peace.

India is a Hindu nation in the cultural sense, says Goa CM

Catholics in Goa are culturally Hindu and India is a Hindu nation in the cultural sense, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

Virgin Mary teaches Catholics decisiveness: Pope

Catholics should emulate the Virgin Mary`s ability to take decisions by trusting god, according to Pope Francis.

Pope hopes China`s Catholics can pray without fear

Pope Francis hopes Chinese Catholics would be able to practise their faith freely and without fear, inviting them to stay loyal to the Vatican, whose authority is challenged by China`s Communist rulers.

Iraqi Catholics celebrate Easter

Iraqi Catholics are flocking to churches around the country to celebrate Easter amid tight security.

Poll finds 76% Catholics optimistic about church after new pope’s election

Nationally, most Catholics have said the election of Pope Francis has made them more optimistic about their church, a new poll has found.

No tax, no blessing: German church insists on levy

In Germany, the surcharge for Catholics, Protestants and Jews is a surcharge of up to nine per cent on their income tax bills.

Catholics protest their portrayal in Bollywood films

Catholic groups protested their portrayal in bad light in Bollywood movies.

Fishermen row: Catholics join RSS to flay cardinal

The Catholics in Kerala has reacted strongly against the "reported" statement by the newly appointed Cardinal on the killing of two Indian fishermen.