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Mizoram observes `Good Friday`

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 13:37

Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary, was observed with religious solemnity in Mizoram Friday.

Pope asks forgiveness for "evil" of priestly child abuse

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 20:36

Pope Francis made his first public plea for forgiveness on Friday for the "evil" committed by priests who molested children.

Pope Francis confesses his sins in St Peter`s Basilica

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 00:48

Pope Francis went to confession on Friday in St Peter`s Basilica, leading by example in a Catholic Church initiative to get believers to admit their sins to a priest and do penance before Easter celebrations.

Obama to find ally on justice in first meeting with Pope Francis

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 06:43

Despite differences on moral issues, US President Barack Obama will find in Pope Francis a welcome ally on issues of poverty and social justice when they meet for the first time at the Vatican on Thursday.

I`m not a superman, Pope Francis says

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 18:48

Pope Francis has played down the notion that he is a "superman" who will bring sweeping reforms to the Roman Catholic church, stressing that its ban on contraception and opposition to gay marriage will remain in place.

Top Malaysia court delays ruling on Catholic use of `Allah`

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:23

Hundreds of Muslims demonstrated outside Malaysia`s highest court on Wednesday as it postponed a decision on whether to hear the Catholic Church`s bid to be allowed to call God "Allah".

Ensure justice to victims` families in Italian marines` case: Church

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 21:20

Holding that justice should be ensured to the victims` families in the Italian marines` case, Latin Catholic Church said applying different sets of laws to different people were not justifiable.

Pope tells cardinals to shun intrigue, cliques of a royal court

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 16:45

Pope Francis urged cardinals, who make up the top echelon of the Roman Catholic Church, on Sunday to shun the intrigue, gossip and cliques typical of a royal court.

Croatia Church finds priest guilty of sexually abusing minors

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 23:07

The Croatian Catholic Church has found one of its priests guilty of sexually abusing minors, the first such ruling in the staunchly Catholic nation.

Pope`s Harley Davidson smashes expectations at Paris auction

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 02:04

A Harley-Davidson motorbike sold at auction on Thursday for almost 20 times its estimated value - because its previous owner was the pope.

Italian police find John Paul II relic discarded by thieves

Last Updated: Saturday, February 01, 2014, 19:53

Italian police have recovered part of a religious relic stained with Polish pope John Paul II`s blood that was thrown away by thieves thinking it worthless, the Italian press reported on Saturday.

Pope looks beyond Vatican as reforms take shape

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:04

Pope Francis has looked beyond the usual Vatican circles for new cardinals and overhauled the governance of the Vatican bank at the start of a year that heralds key reforms for the Roman Catholic Church.