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Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

This June, Rome expressed "grave concerns" over the fate of a clandestine or underground church bishop who was detained mid-May.

Bosnian town defends Virgin Mary sightings, despite Pope Francis's doubt

"From a religious point of view Medjugorje is very fertile land," Hoser said.

''Inflammatory'' pastor to preach to Donald Trump ahead of swearing-in

A pastor with a long history of inflammatory remarks against religious minorities including Muslims, Mormons, Catholics and even gays is scheduled to preach at a private service for Donald Trump and his family on Friday, shortly before the President-elect takes the oath of office.

Opposition giving communal turn to IT notice to Church: BJP

The BJP on Tuesday accused the opposition and a section of the media of trying to create anxiety among Catholics by trying to politicise an Income Tax department notice to the Goa Archbishop.

Those who don''t gossip could become saints, says Pope

 People who are not gossips and don`t speak ill of others are heading in the right direction for sainthood, Pope Francis said in a sermon on Tuesday.

World needs Christians: Pope Francis

The world needs Christians because it needs their "courage, hope, faith and perseverance", Pope Francis tweeted on Tuesday.

Pope tells teens `happiness not an app`

Happiness is not an app you can download on your mobile phone, Pope Francis told thousands of teenagers on Sunday at a mass to mark a weekend dedicated to youth.

Pope Francis urges greater acceptance of gay men, lesbians, divorced Catholics

Pope Francis urges greater acceptance of gay men, lesbians, divorced Catholics

Pope Francis insisted that individual conscience be the guiding principle for Catholics negotiating the complexities of sex, marriage and family life in a major document released on Friday that rejects the emphasis on black and white rules for the faithful.

Pope asks Protestants for forgiveness for persecution

 Pope Francis asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics as the Vatican announced on Monday he would visit Sweden later in the year to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Catholics should not try to convert Jews, says Vatican

It was the latest move on a host of issues, such as gay rights and re-marriage, that the Vatican or Pope Francis have made.

Pope Francis heads to Philadelphia on final leg of US tour

 Pope Francis travels to Philadelphia on Saturday for the final leg of his wildly popular inaugural tour of the United States, to greet tens of thousands of Catholics at a family festival.

Vatican legal adviser questions pope's annulment reform

 An adviser to the Vatican's high court has warned that Pope Francis' new reform of the church's marriage annulment process raises serious legal questions and could lead to "crises of conscience" for even happily-married Catholics.