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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 pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 AM IST
Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 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 prays for Colombia conflict victims

Pope Francis prays for Colombia conflict victims

Francis backed the contested peace process that has led to Colombia's biggest rebel group, the FARC, disarming and turning into a political party.

Sep 09, 2017, 00:23 AM IST

Pope to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

The Virgin is said to have appeared six times in Fatima, north of Lisbon, between May and October 1917 to three impoverished, barely-literate children.

May 10, 2017, 09:19 AM IST
Pope Francis makes surprise TED talk appearance to give a wonderful message - Watch

Pope Francis makes surprise TED talk appearance to give a wonderful message - Watch

Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging harmony over division.

Apr 27, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

Pope Francis says may consider making married men priests

Many in the church believe, given the lack of priests in many places, that a new path to ordination should be opened.

Mar 10, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Pope Francis urges compassion for children at Christmas

 Pope Francis urged the world`s 1.2 billion Catholics to feel compassion for children, notably victims of war, migration and homelessness in his Christmas Eve mass but also those "not allowed to be born".

Dec 25, 2016, 04:58 AM IST

Closing borders boosts human trafficking, says Pope

The only solution to the phenomenon of migration is solidarity, Francis said.

Oct 27, 2016, 02:56 AM IST

Jesus would welcome gays and transgender people, says Pope

Jesus Christ would always help anyone find God, including homosexuals and people who have had gender reassignment surgery or who are considering it, Pope Francis has said.

Oct 03, 2016, 21:21 PM IST

Pope Francis most likely to visit India, Bangladesh in 2017

Pope Francis will visit Portugal next year and is "almost sure" he'll go to India and Bangladesh.

Oct 03, 2016, 05:07 AM IST

Orthodox shun Pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for an unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away.

Oct 01, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Pope: It's 'terrible' children taught they can choose gender

Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.

Aug 03, 2016, 04:22 AM IST

Pope Francis 'doubts' sex abuse case against Australian cardinal

Pope Francis said there were "doubts" over the case being made against Vatican finance chief George Pell, Australia's most senior Roman Catholic, for alleged child abuse.

Aug 01, 2016, 08:04 AM IST

Pope visits Auschwitz, says same horrors happening today

Pope Francis made an emotional and silent visit to the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz on Friday and later said many of the horrors committed are happening in places at war today.

Jul 30, 2016, 01:21 AM IST

In a country wary of migrants, Pope tells Poles to welcome refugees

Pope Francis urged young people on Thursday to welcome migrants and refugees, putting himself in direct contrast with the government of Poland on the second day of his visit there.

Jul 29, 2016, 00:21 AM IST

Press freedom `at stake` as Vatileaks verdict expected

A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See.

Jul 07, 2016, 18:16 PM IST

Pope warns against `Balkanisation` of Europe after Brexit vote

Pope Francis on Sunday warned of the "Balkanisation" of Europe in the wake of Britain`s shock vote to quit the EU and urged the bloc to chart a new way forward by giving member states greater freedoms.

Jun 27, 2016, 03:17 AM IST