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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.

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".

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.

Vatican wishes Donald Trump well in US presidency, prays for "enlightenment"

The Catholic Church`s highest-ranking diplomat wished US President-elect Donald Trump well on Wednesday, saying he would pray for the new incumbent to be "enlightened".

Pontiff`s order elects first non-European `black pope`

For the first time in its almost 500-year history, the Roman Catholic Jesuit order on Friday elected a non-European as its leader, a post informally known as the "black pope".

Mother Teresa declared Saint: Tears of joy, emotion, euphoria overtakes Mother House in Kolkata

Mother Teresa declared Saint: Tears of joy, emotion, euphoria overtakes Mother House in Kolkata

Nuns shed tears of joy and hugged each other, amid euphoric scenes at the Mother House, the global headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity, as the orders founder Mother Teresa was declared a Saint by the Vatican on Sunday.

Yemen survivor Sister Sally meets Sushma Swaraj in Vatican City

Missionaries of Charity Sister Mary Sally, who was evacuated out of Yemen earlier this year by the Indian government, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here on Sunday.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee gifts Bible bound in Baluchari silk to Pope Francis

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee gifts Bible bound in Baluchari silk to Pope Francis

Mother Teresa, the nun whose work with the dying and destitute of Kolkata made her a global icon of Christian charity, was made a saint on Sunday.

Mother Teresa's sainthood a proud moment: PM Modi

The sainthood of Mother Teresa "is a memorable and proud moment", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

Pope Francis hails Mother Teresa as 'personification of maternal love', declares her saint after canonisation ceremony

Pope Francis hails Mother Teresa as 'personification of maternal love', declares her saint after canonisation ceremony

The canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa took place at Vatican City's St Peter's Square.

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint by Pope Francis today

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint by Pope Francis today

In March, Pope Francis had announced that the Mother will be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognised two miracles attributed to her after her death.

Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony: Mamata Banerjee leaves for Rome

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday left for Italy on a week-long visit to Rome and Germany to attend Mother Teresa's canonisation ceremony.

Goa Deputy CM to participate in Mother Teresa canonisation ceremony

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Monday said he would be part of a government delegation participating in the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa in Vatican City, and described the Albanian missionary as a "Saint of the poor".

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.

Pope risks Turkey`s ire with Armenia trip

Pope risks Turkey`s ire with Armenia trip

The Argentinian pope is due to visit Armenia`s main genocide memorial, the Tsitsernakaberd.

Pope Francis hits out at brazen free circulation of arms

Pope Francis hits out at brazen free circulation of arms

Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the `brazen` free circulation of arms around the world, comparing it unfavourably to the bureaucratic obstacles put in the way of humanitarian aid.

Pope Francis appeals for end to 'slavery' of child labour

Pope Francis on Sunday appealed to the international community to redouble efforts to end the "modern slavery" of child labour.

Pope prays to 'convert hearts' of Islamic State jihadists

Pope Francis today asked God to "convert the hearts of those who sow death and destruction" following a series of deadly attacks by the Islamic State group (IS) in Syria.

Those who don''t gossip could become saints, says Pope

 People who are not gossips and don`t speak ill of others are heading in the right direction for sainthood, Pope Francis said in a sermon on Tuesday.

Pope condemns paedophilia as details of girl's death shock Italy

Though the Catholic Church itself has been rocked by its own abuse scandals, he did not mention them on Sunday as he has in the past.