Pope Francis

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
Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

Pope Francis heads to Myanmar capital

The pontiff will be received by President Htin Kyaw in Myanmar capital.

Nov 28, 2017, 09:56 AM IST
Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar has `no religious discrimination`, Army Chief tells Pope Francis

Myanmar`s military stands accused of waging a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingya Muslims.

Nov 27, 2017, 16:59 PM IST
Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope''s diplomatically fraught trip

Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope''s diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya people.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:04 AM IST
Pope Francis begins South Asia trip

Pope Francis begins South Asia trip

Pope Francis on Sunday began a trip that will take him to Myanmar and Bangladesh, where he will be until December 2 and on which he will meet with representatives of other faiths with the harsh persecution of the local Muslim Rohingya minority in the background.

Nov 27, 2017, 07:53 AM IST
Buddhist nationalism burns as Pope visits Myanmar

Buddhist nationalism burns as Pope visits Myanmar

A fiery brand of Buddhist nationalism is burning brighter than ever as Myanmar braces for its first ever papal visit, posing a challenge to the message of religious tolerance Pope Francis is expected to preach next week.

Nov 24, 2017, 11:53 AM IST
What Pope Francis chose to do with a limited edition Lamborghini sports car

What Pope Francis chose to do with a limited edition Lamborghini sports car

In the market for around 180,000 euros, the white-painted Lamborghini Huracan has been blessed by Pope Francis but won't have him seated in it.

Nov 23, 2017, 18:25 PM IST

Pope Francis' Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

The Pope has been outspoken about his sympathy for the Muslim Rohingya -- a stance that could trigger protests in mainly Buddhist Myanmar where the minority is vilified.

Nov 23, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task today.

Nov 08, 2017, 20:09 PM IST