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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.

Aug 04, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

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

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

May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

''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.

Jan 20, 2017, 17:41 PM IST

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.

Nov 29, 2016, 22:54 PM IST

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.

May 24, 2016, 22:28 PM IST

World needs Christians: Pope Francis

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

May 17, 2016, 22:32 PM IST

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.

Apr 24, 2016, 17:03 PM IST
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.

Apr 08, 2016, 17:26 PM IST

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.

Jan 26, 2016, 01:33 AM IST

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.

Dec 11, 2015, 00:21 AM IST

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.

Sep 26, 2015, 11:02 AM IST

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.

Sep 09, 2015, 21:51 PM IST
Pope makes it easier for Catholics to end marriages

Pope makes it easier for Catholics to end marriages

Pope Francis on Tuesday made it easier, quicker and free for Catholics to have their marriages annulled under reforms regarded with suspicion by conservatives who fear he may be opening the door to Church-approved divorce.

Sep 08, 2015, 17:37 PM IST

Pope Francis to announce changes for divorced Catholics

 Pope Francis is expected to announce revisions to the process by which Catholics may annul their marriages, a media report said on Tuesday.

Sep 08, 2015, 13:57 PM IST

Keep door open to divorced Catholics who remarry: Pope

Pope Francis says divorced Catholics who remarry and their children deserve better treatment from the Catholic church.

Aug 05, 2015, 18:04 PM IST

Pope urges Catholics to care for the sick

Taking care of the ill and the weak will bring Catholics close to Jesus Christ, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

Jul 23, 2015, 22:02 PM IST

Pope Francis to make first visit to Africa

 Pope Francis will visit the Central African Republic and Uganda from November 27 to 29 , according to a Vatican calendar made public on Friday. The visit will be the first made to Africa by the pontiff.

Jun 19, 2015, 20:46 PM IST

Pope`s green thesis: a global game-changer?

Pope Francis`s statement on the environment, seen as a potential game-changer by Green groups, comes six months before international leaders gather in Paris to try and seal a deal to reduce carbon emissions.

Jun 18, 2015, 09:49 AM IST

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.

Apr 05, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

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".

Jan 21, 2015, 22:16 PM IST