Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Pope Francis condemns the use of chemical weapons in Syria

Pope Francis on Sunday condemned the use of chemical weapons in Syria.

Apr 08, 2018, 17:08 PM IST
Pope sacks Vatican communications chief following 'Lettergate' scandal

Pope sacks Vatican communications chief following 'Lettergate' scandal

The Italian head of the Vatican communications department who was caught up in the so-called 'Lettergate' scandal, has resigned.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:13 PM IST
'An evil': Pope Francis takes aim at 'fake news', social media abuse

'An evil': Pope Francis takes aim at 'fake news', social media abuse

The only end result of untruth is the spread of arrogance and hatred, he said. 

Jan 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST
Pope hits out at 'endless violence' against women on visit to Amazon

Pope hits out at 'endless violence' against women on visit to Amazon

Pope Francis hit out against "endless violence" against women and a culture of machismo on a visit to the Amazon on Friday.

Jan 19, 2018, 23:34 PM IST
Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope Francis in his year-end message urged people to take responsibility for their actions.

Jan 01, 2018, 23:12 PM IST
Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:45 PM IST
Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

Pope Francis celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

Pope Francis celebrated the fifth Christmas Midnight Mass of his pontificate where he highlighted the Biblical story of Joseph and Mary, the parents of Jesus Christ.

Dec 25, 2017, 09:15 AM IST
Pope Francis ignores abuse scandal in condolences for US cardinal

Pope Francis ignores abuse scandal in condolences for US cardinal

In 2004, an investigation established that some 4,400 Catholic priests were paedophiles and that the number of victims from 1950-2002 stands at around 11,000.

Dec 20, 2017, 23:38 PM IST
Pope Francis urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

Pope Francis urges nuclear disarmament, climate-change solutions

Pope Francis is calling for a world without nuclear arms and for effective measures to combat climate change.

Dec 11, 2017, 08:23 AM IST
Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem

Pope Francis renews call for 'wisdom and prudence' over Jerusalem

There were fresh protests in the Middle East and elsewhere Sunday over Trump`s declaration, a move that drew global condemnation and sparked days of unrest in the Palestinian territories.

Dec 10, 2017, 19:44 PM IST
Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo' ahead of Trump's grand announcement on Israel

Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo' ahead of Trump's grand announcement on Israel

Pope Francis on Wednesday defended the "status quo" in Jerusalem, hours ahead of an announcement by US President Donald Trump in which officials said he will recognise the disputed city as Israel`s capital.

Dec 06, 2017, 15:32 PM IST
Pope says 'recognising rights of all people', in Holy Land essential

Pope says 'recognising rights of all people', in Holy Land essential

Pope Francis, speaking to Palestinians ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump`s expected announcement on Jerusalem, said on Wednesday that "recognising the rights of all people", in the Holy Land is a primary condition for dialogue.

Dec 06, 2017, 14:16 PM IST
Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

Pope Francis says he 'wept' while meeting Rohingya refugees

The Rohingya meeting was a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 03, 2017, 10:37 AM IST
Pope Francis ends Asia tour dominated by refugee crisis

Pope Francis ends Asia tour dominated by refugee crisis

Pope Francis left Bangladesh on Saturday at the end of a high-stakes Asia tour that was dominated by the plight of the Rohingya ethnic minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 02, 2017, 17:36 PM IST
Missing Bangladesh Catholic priest found safe

Missing Bangladesh Catholic priest found safe

Walter William Rosario, a 40-year-old priest and school headmaster, went missing on Monday from a village in northern Bangladesh where suspected Islamist extremists last year hacked a Catholic grocer to death.

Dec 02, 2017, 15:34 PM IST
Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

Pope Francis ends Asia tour after meeting Rohingya

 Pope Francis wrapped up a high-stakes Asia tour Saturday after meeting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in a highly symbolic gesture of solidarity with the Muslim minority fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Dec 02, 2017, 12:56 PM IST
Pope flies to Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit

Pope flies to Bangladesh after contentious Myanmar visit

Pope Francis on Thursday flew on to Bangladesh after concluding a 4-day visit to Myanmar.

Nov 30, 2017, 13:20 PM IST
Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

A sea of worshippers crowded into a football field in Yangon on Wednesday for a historic open-air mass by Pope Francis, whose visit to Myanmar has been framed so far by his public sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.

Nov 29, 2017, 12:37 PM IST
Pope Francis calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope Francis calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

Nov 29, 2017, 09:32 AM IST
Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Myanmar should commit to respect for human rights, says Pope

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that Myanmar is suffering from civil conflict and hostilities.

Nov 28, 2017, 17:06 PM IST