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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 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 tells web companies: use profits to protect children

Pope Francis tells web companies: use profits to protect children

A commission Francis set up in 2014 to advise him on how to root out sexual abuse has been hit by defections by two key members who lamented lack of progress and cooperation from Vatican officials.

Oct 06, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican

Kerala priest Father Tom Uzhunnalil, rescued from ISIS captivity, reaches Vatican

Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Kerala priest who was abducted from Yemen in 2016, has reached the Vatcian city hours after he was rescued from the captivity of the Islamic State, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had confirmed this late on Tuesday.

Sep 13, 2017, 06:15 AM IST
Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope Francis has prayed for those afflicted by floods in Texas, Louisiana and southern Asia.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Pope, Orthodox patriarch urge action against climate change

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on Friday issued a joint statement urging immediate action against climate change and environmental destruction.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

Vatican turns off fountains as Rome gasps in drought

Suffocating summer heat has followed two years of lower-than-average rainfall in Rome, forcing the Italian capital to close drinking fountains and consider the prospect of water rationing.

Jul 25, 2017, 09:04 AM IST

Pope's top aide is charged in sex assault case in Australia

Pope Francis suffered a major blow when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago, bringing a criminal case in the long- running abuse scandal inside the frescoed walls of the Vatican for the first time.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Cardinal George Pell 'totally rejects' sex abuse charges

"I am looking forward finally to having my day in court. I am innocent of these charges," Pell said in a statement.

Jun 29, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis, calls it an ''honour''

US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser were among Trump`s delegation to the Vatican.

May 24, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

Donald Trump meets Pope Francis at Vatican city

Meeting with Pope comes in the third leg of Trump`s first overseas trip as president.

May 24, 2017, 12:40 PM IST

Donald Trump heads for Bethlehem to see Palestinian leader

After Israel and the Palestinian territories, Trump will head to the Vatican City along with Brussels and Italy for NATO and G7 meetings.

May 23, 2017, 09:02 AM IST

Pope Francis to offer birthday counsel to troubled European Union

European Union leaders will receive guidance from Pope Francis on Friday, on the eve of the troubled bloc`s 60th anniversary celebrations in Rome.

Mar 24, 2017, 12:08 PM IST

Pope Francis meets families of Dhaka attack victims

Pope Francis met the families of the nine Italians killed in last year`s terrorist attack at a cafe in the Bangladesh capital, a media report said.

Feb 24, 2017, 15:16 PM IST
'At peace' with myself confronting Vatican corruption, sex abuse: Pope

'At peace' with myself confronting Vatican corruption, sex abuse: Pope

Pope Francis says he is at peace with himself and not taking "tranquilising pills" while dealing with corruption in the Vatican and clergy sexual abuse.

Feb 09, 2017, 20:42 PM IST

Anonymous posters criticising pope appear in Rome

Posters accusing Pope Francis of attacking conservative Catholics appeared around Rome this weekend and were swiftly covered up by city authorities.

Feb 06, 2017, 11:21 AM IST
Pope reaches out to families of terror victims in Christmas

Pope reaches out to families of terror victims in Christmas

Pope Francis urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican on Sunday, saying "far too much blood has been spilled" in the conflict.

Dec 25, 2016, 17:03 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

Pope seeks common ground on Colombia peace deal with Santos, Uribe

Pope Francis brought together Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his predecessor Alvaro Uribe at the Vatican Friday, without managing to persuade them to overcome their differences over an historic peace accord with FARC rebels.

Dec 16, 2016, 23:11 PM IST