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Body of Cardinal arrives from Rome

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 20:27

The body of Cardinal Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy, who died last week in Rome, arrived at the airport here on Saturday.

Pope backs his new Vatican economy czar

Last Updated: Saturday, May 03, 2014, 02:59

Pope Francis today publicly backed his new economy czar, who is overhauling the Vatican`s administration amid grumblings from some Holy See bureaucrats about a perceived abrasive and secretive style.

No-frills canonisation for Popes JPII, John XXIII

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 21:32

The simple, low-frills style of Pope Francis is having an effect on the upcoming canonisations of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII.

Pope creates new Vatican finance ministry

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 19:40

Pope Francis on Monday created a new finance ministry to oversee the Holy See`s economic affairs in a move aimed at increasing transparency and boosting funds for the poor following a wave of scandals at the Vatican bank.

Spain`s new cardinal probed for `inciting anti-gay hate`

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 05:31

Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation into newly chosen Spanish Cardinal Fernando Sebastian Aguilar after a gay-rights group accused him of hate speech.

Late Pope`s aide publishes notes in defiance of last wishes

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 20:44

A controversial book of John Paul II`s personal notes hit stores in Poland today, compiled by his personal secretary in defiance of the late pontiff`s dying wish that they be destroyed.

US bishops elect new leaders amid Vatican shift

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 01:11

US Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday elected Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Kentucky to be their new president as they grapple with changing priorities under Pope Francis.

Has ex-Pope Benedict ‘halved in size’?

Last Updated: Friday, May 10, 2013, 15:21

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s deteriorating health has alarmed Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meisner.

Narendra Modi likely to meet Catholic cardinal on Kerala visit

Last Updated: Monday, April 22, 2013, 14:28

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi`s proposed visit here has already kicked up a row in Kerala, but it could become more "colourful" as he may meet a cardinal of the Catholic Church while here.

Pope cancels salaries of cardinals overseeing bank

Last Updated: Saturday, April 20, 2013, 12:22

Pope Francis has cancelled the annual stipend of 25,000 euros (around $33,000) paid to each of five cardinals who oversee the Vatican Bank.

Paedophilia is an illness, says top Catholic Cardinal

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 20:51

Vatican was embroiled in fresh controversy as one of its top cardinals described paedophilia as a psychological "illness".

Pope Francis: 9 things that you must know

Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 09:38

Pope Francis I’s is of Italian origin but belongs to Argentina.