Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Pope condemns growing scourge of child labour
Pope Francis has deplored the exploitation of children as domestic workers, calling it a form of sla...
Two Harley Davidson motorbikes donated to Pope
The Harley Davidson Company has given Pope Francis two of its classic motorcycles to mark the brand`...
Source confirms pope`s stance on Vatican `gay lobby`
A Latin American group which quoted the pope saying that there is a "gay lobby" in the Vat...
I didn`t want to become Pope, says Francis
Pope Francis has denied that when he was a cardinal he harboured ambitions to lead the Catholic Chur...
Pope backs Syria peace conference bid
Pope Francis has voiced support for international attempts to convene a peace conference to be atten...
Pope Francis sparks controversy for suggesting atheists` can go to heaven
Pope Francis has sparked a religious debate after confirming atheists can indeed go to heaven.
Pope to visit Brazil slum, meet young offenders
On his first foreign trip as pontiff, Pope Francis will tour a Rio de Janeiro slum in July and meet ...
Pope cancels salaries of cardinals overseeing bank
Pope Francis has cancelled the annual stipend of 25,000 euros (around $33,000) paid to each of five ...
Practice what you preach: Pope to priests
Pope Francis told priests to practice what they preach, saying the church`s credibility was on the l...
Pope chooses eight cardinals to advise him, study reforms
Pope Francis set up a group of eight cardinals from every continent to advise him about governing th...
Porn `downloaded in Vatican City`
Porn films have been downloaded from an IP address in the Pope`s place of residence, it has emerged.
Shroud of Turin goes on display amid new research
The Shroud of Turin has gone on display for a special TV appearance amid new research purporting to ...
New pope opens Holy Week at Vatican on Palm Sunday
Pope Francis celebrated his first Palm Sunday Mass in St. Peter`s Square, encouraging people to be h...
Pope Francis urges `protection for poor` in inaugural Mass homily
As Pope Francis officially began his papacy on Tuesday, he urged all to protect and respect each and...
Kurien to head Indian delegation to Vatican
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical ma...
Orthodox Church leader to attend Pope inauguration
A Constantinople patriarch will attend Pope Francis`s inaugural mass for the first time since the Gr...
Vatican spokesman rebuffs criticism of Pope Francis
The Vatican has strongly denied criticism by some people in Argentina that Pope Francis failed to ch...
Be courageous: Pope Francis urges Catholic cardinals
Pope Francis has called for "new methods of evangelisation", and urged Catholic cardinals ...
One mn people expected for Pope`s inauguration mass
Over a million people are expected in Rome for the enthronement of Pope Francis next week, the Itali...
Argentina`s Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected as Pope
As white smoke billowed out of the Sistine Chapel’s chimney on Wednesday, 115 cardinals from around ...
Cardinals urged to unite behind new pope
Italian cardinal Angelo Sodano, in a homily on Tuesday before thousands of pilgrims, urged leaders o...
Chimney over Sistine Chapel to spot black or white smoke ahead of conclave
Vatican authorities have installed the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel which will release ...
Conclave to select next pope to begin Tuesday
Tuesday, March 12, is day from when cardinals from around world will hold conclave at Sistine Chapel...
All cardinal electors arrive, no date yet for conclave
Speculation has mounted that the cardinals would soon set a date for the start of the conclave to ap...
Pope Benedict`s official ring cancelled
Pope Benedict XVI`s gold papal ring, the symbol of his power used to officially seal documents and e...
Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal
Cardinals said on Monday they wanted to be briefed about the true state of Vatican dysfunction befor...
Pope election process starts as Cardinals meet in Vatican
Cardinals from around the world have reached Rome to take part in the first pre-conclave meeting to ...
Cardinals to hold pre-conclave meeting on March 4
Cardinals will begin holding formal meetings starting March 4 as part of their preparations for a co...
Pope Benedict XVI`s tweets deleted following resignation
The Vatican authorities have deleted all of Benedict XVI`s tweets sent from the @Pontifex account in...
Pope, in final message, says he`s a simple pilgrim
Benedict XVI greeted the faithful for the last time as pope, telling tearful well-wishers that he is...
Goa archbishop calls prayers for worthy new Pope
Catholics in Goa will hold special prayers for a "worthy successor" to Pope Benedict XVI a...
Sever links with Taiwan to improve ties: China to Vatican
China said the new pope should stop interfering in its internal affairs in the name of religion.
Pope blesses thousands at St Peter`s Square
Pope Benedict XVI blessed the faithful from his window overlooking St Peter`s Square for the first t...
Vatican sex crimes prosecutor seeks transparency
The Vatican`s new sex crimes prosecutor has insisted on the need for full transparency about the chu...
Vatican welcomes Obama gun control proposal
The Vatican is praising US President Barack Obama`s proposals for curbing gun violence as "cert...
Vatican court: Butler`s theft harmed pope, church
The Vatican tribunal that convicted the pope`s ex-butler of stealing private papal correspondence sh...
Pope transfers Vatican official who backed US nuns
Archbishop Joseph Tobin, a 60-year-old American Redemptorist priest, was named archbishop of Indian...
Pope to publish book on Jesus
Pope Benedict XVI will publish a new book in December on the childhood of Jesus.
Intrigue mounts over ouster of Vatican bank chief
The board ousted Ettore Gotti Tedeschi on May 24, firing a man handpicked by the pope`s No 2 to help...
Pope breaks silence over Vatileaks scandal
Pope Benedict XVI feels betrayed by his butler who was recently arrested for illegal possession of s...
Vatican mystery intensifies, bones found in grave
Emanuela Orlandi was 15 when she disappeared in 1983 after leaving her family`s Vatican City apartme...
Pope marks milestones amid signs of frailty, succession talk
Benedict, one of the oldest popes in history, turns 85 on Monday, and he marks the seventh anniversa...
Pope reaffirms ban on women priests, assails disobedience
Pope Benedict restated the Roman Catholic Church`s ban on women priests and warned that he would not...
‘Pope meeting with Fidel Castro is a possibility`
Pope Benedict XVI is "available" to meet Fidel Castro during his trip to Cuba this month ...
Pope creates 22 new cardinals amid Vatican tensions
Pope Benedict XVI put his stamp of authority on the body that will elect his successor as he appoint...
`Vatileaks` casts cloud over new cardinal ceremony
With Pope Benedict XVI slowing down as he nears his 85th birthday, Saturday`s ceremony has taken on ...
Eliminate death penalty, says Pope
Pope Benedict XVI appealed to politicians to eliminate capital punishment, saying it is a violation ...
Belgium: 70 sex abuse victims to sue Vatican
The Belgian church got involved in a major abuse scandal last year.
Pope works as usual on 84th birthday
Pope Benedict XVI spent his birthday making appointments, receiving aides.
Bringing USD 14K inside Vatican City? Declare it
The Vatican has issued a new rule requiring anyone bringing USD 14,000 or more into Vatican City t...
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