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Church deplores RSS chief's comment on Mother Teresa

The Catholic Church on Tuesday expressed strong resentment at RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comment that conversion to Christianity was the main objective behind Mother Teresa's service to the poor, describing as 'inhuman' any attempt to malign her.

Polish Catholic Church to help victims of paedophile priests

Poland`s Catholic Church on Wednesday said it would set up a handful of sites across the country where victims of sexual abuse by priests can go for psychological and legal help.

Vatican abuse commission to recommend action against bishops

A commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Catholic Church is studying sanctions for bishops suspected of cover-ups or of failing to prevent abuse, members said on Saturday.

Two Vatican officials denied visa for Bengaluru meet
Two Vatican officials denied visa for Bengaluru meet

The Catholic church on Wednesday alleged that two key Vatican officials who were to address the 27th national assembly of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) here had been denied visa.

Pope Francis advises families to talk more instead of using smart phones

 Pope Francis has urged families to put aside their smart phones and social media feeds and learn how to talk to one another again.

Church backs Congo protesters, rights group says 42 killed

Democratic Republic of Congo`s powerful Catholic church on Wednesday backed ongoing protests against reforms that could extend President Joseph Kabila`s rule, denouncing a government crackdown which a rights group said had killed 42 people.

Belgian bishop distances himself from gay rights award

A Belgian bishop has distanced himself from an award given by a gay rights group after he called on the Catholic Church to "respect" divorced people and homosexuals.

Millions to gather for pope in stormy Philippines

Pope Francis will celebrate mass with millions in the Philippine capital on Sunday in what could be the world`s biggest papal gathering, capping off a dramatic trip in the Catholic Church`s Asian heartland.

Pope speaks out against `confusing` family values

 Pope Francis on Friday urged Catholic leaders in the Philippines to resist powerful forces that are tempting youth with "confusing" versions of sexuality, marriage and the family.

Pope demands Philippine leaders end `scandalous` inequalities
Pope demands Philippine leaders end `scandalous` inequalities

 Pope Francis on Friday demanded world leaders end "scandalous social inequalities", as he called on them to show integrity and reject corruption.

Pope top billing in Philippines from cathedral to arena

Pope Francis will celebrate mass at a centuries-old cathedral and later meet worshippers in a stadium setting more familiar to rock stars as his trip to the Philippines gets into full swing on Friday. 

Pope arrives in Philippines amid massive security operation
Pope arrives in Philippines amid massive security operation

Pope Francis arrived in the Philippines on Thursday for the second leg of an Asian tour that organisers believe could see a world-record crowd turn out for a papal mass.

Pope urges respect for human rights on Sri Lanka trip

Pope Francis urged respect for human rights as he began a two-nation Asia tour in a windswept Sri Lanka Tuesday, bearing a message of peace and reconciliation after a decades-long civil war.

Uruguay archbishop `shocked` to be named cardinal

 Uruguay`s Archbishop Daniel Sturla spoke of his shock on Sunday after being named as one of 20 new cardinals by Pope Francis.

Fire in Delhi church, management says arson attempt

A minor fire broke out Saturday in the Christmas crib at a church due to a short circuit in the decorative lights, police said. The church management, however, said it was an arson attempt.

Listen to ordinary faithful: Pope to theologians

Pope Francis Pope Francis on Friday urged the Catholic Church's top theologians to listen to what ordinary Catholics have to say rather than just making their own pronouncements on hot-button issues.

Delhi church fire: Christians to meet Rajnath Singh today

In the wake of a mysterious fire that gutted a Catholic church in the city, Delhi diocese Archbishop Anil Couto will on Wednesday meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Church gutted down in Delhi, case filed

New Delhi: A substantial part of a catholic church in northeast Delhi's Tahirpur area was gutted when a fire broke out at its premises on Monday morning with the Christian community suspecting foul play in the incident.

Pope says he will visit US in September 2015

Pope Francis said on Monday he will visit the United States in September 2015 to take part in a Catholic Church congress on the family.

Burkina main players consider transition plan

Burkina Faso's political parties, army and civil society groups were on Saturday to consider a plan for a transitional government after last week's ousting of veteran president Blaise Compaore, sources said.