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Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 08:42

A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States.

Pope seeks justice 20 years after attack on Argentine Jews

Last Updated: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 03:50

Pope Francis today called for justice to be done in the unsolved bombing at a Jewish center in Argentina that killed 85 people and wounded 300 others two decades ago.

Pope Francis skipped World Cup final to stay `neutral`

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 23:20

Pope Francis did not watch his native Argentina play Germany in the World Cup final as "a matter of neutrality," the Vatican`s chief of ceremonies Guillermo Karcher said on Monday.

Pope promises `solutions` to priestly celibacy: Report

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 20:08

Pope Francis promised "solutions" to the issue of priestly celibacy in an interview on Sunday, but was quickly refuted by the Vatican.

Pope Francis appeals for peace in Gaza conflict

Last Updated: Sunday, July 13, 2014, 19:55

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed for peace in Gaza during his weekly Angelus prayer, calling for "concrete gestures to build peace" as the deadly six-day offensive escalated.

Pope stays above the fray for World Cup final

Last Updated: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 23:43

Football fan Pope Francis stayed neutral ahead of the World Cup final between his native Argentina and Germany, saying the tournament in Brazil had shown the importance of dialogue between different cultures.

Pope begs forgiveness for `sacrilegious cult` of Church sexual abuse

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 02:27

Pope apologises for "sacrilegious cult" of Church``s sexual abuse

Pope meets Catholics sexually abused by clergy

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 19:24

Pope Francis has held his first meeting with a group of Catholics who were sexually abused by clergy.

Pope to visit Philippines disaster victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:37

Pope Francis is to visit the Philippines, Asia`s bastion of the Catholic faith, in January 2015 to comfort victims of disasters including Super Typhoon Haiyan, local church leaders said Monday.

Pope meets sex abuse victims for first time

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 15:36

Pope Francis met clerical sex abuse victims for the first time Monday, amid criticism that he has been slow to deal with a scandal hugely damaging to the Catholic Church.

Pope to hold first meeting with sexual abuse victims

Last Updated: Monday, July 07, 2014, 09:15

Pope Francis holds his first meeting with victims of sexual abuse by priests on Monday, an encounter that some say should have happened long ago, and victims from his native Argentina say they are pained over their exclusion. <br><br> Six victims, two each from Ireland, Britain and Germany, will attend the pope`s private morning Mass in his Vatican residence and then meet with him afterwards, according to people who organised the meeting.

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.