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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 says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Francis has previously said that the door to women`s ordination is closed, but proponents of a female priesthood are hoping that a future pope might overturn the decision.

Mother Teresa: Some unknown facts about the world's most famous nun

Mother Teresa: Some unknown facts about the world's most famous nun

Mother Teresa also founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers in 1963.

Mother Teresa: 20 most powerful quotes

Mother Teresa: 20 most powerful quotes

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”

Mother Teresa canonization: Here's how you can watch it LIVE

Mother Teresa canonization: Here's how you can watch it LIVE

The Holy Mass and canonization by Pope Francis is set for 10:30 am Vatican Time (2 pm Indian Standard Time).

Mother Teresa`s legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Mother Teresa`s legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Pope Francis approved the canonisation of the widely beloved Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa last December, nearly two decades after she died in Kolkata.

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.

Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Francis is the second pope to visit Armenia since it re-emerged as an independent state from the ashes of the Soviet Union.
 

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.

'Philippines` Duterte to visit Pope, apologise for `whore` insult'

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit the Vatican to make a personal apology to the pope for calling him a "son of a whore", the politician`s spokesman said on Thursday.

Pope Francis asks Europe to tear down walls

Pope Francis on Friday asked Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

Pope says his help for Syrian families `a drop in the ocean`

Pope Francis, who visited the Greek migrant hotspot island of Lesbos Saturday, took three Syrian families with him on the papal plane back to the Vatican, describing the move as a "humanitarian gesture... (but) a drop in the ocean."

Pope met Bernie Sanders at Vatican on Saturday before leaving for Greece

Pope Francis met US presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Saturday morning before leaving for a visit to the Greek island of Lesbos, a participant at the meeting said.

At the Vatican, Sanders blasts 'immoral' wealth inequality

Bernie Sanders issued a global call to action at the Vatican today to address "immoral and unsustainable" wealth inequality and poverty.

I did not have sex with that priest, Vatican leaks trial told

"I never had any sexual relations with him," the heavily pregnant Chaouqui told the court.

Pope Francis posts first picture on Instagram

Pope Francis posts first picture on Instagram

Pope Francis posted his first photo on Instagram on Saturday, a picture showing him kneeling down praying, on the third anniversary of his inauguration as Holy Father.

Mother Teresa: Controversies surrounding the 'Saint of the Gutters'

Mother Teresa: Controversies surrounding the 'Saint of the Gutters'

The issues of abortion to her beatification and sainthood, Mother Teresa's work and life has been subjected to intense scrutiny, judgement and criticism.

Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood; canonisation on Sept 4

Pope Francis approves Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood; canonisation on Sept 4

Mother Teresa, the nun who dedicated her life to helping the poor of Calcutta (now Kolkata), will be made a saint of the Roman Catholic Church at a ceremony on September 4.

'Growing intolerance, narrow interpretation of nationalism main challenges before Church in India'

'Growing intolerance, narrow interpretation of nationalism main challenges before Church in India'

The key challenges were identified at the 32nd plenary of the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.