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Pope Francis calls for reconciliation in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis has encouraged the visiting Sri Lankan Bishops in their efforts of reconciliation and healing of the nation, local Catholic Church announced.

Pope to prelates: No intrigue, favoritism, gossip

Pope Francis on Sunday gave his new cardinals what amounted to a code of conduct : "no intrigue, gossip, power pacts, favoritism."

Nun gives birth in Italy, names baby Francis: Report

A Salvadorean nun who said she had no idea she was pregnant gave birth in Italy this week after she felt stomach cramps in her convent and was rushed to hospital, Italian media reported.

Francis meets Benedict XVI on first Christmas as pope

Pope Francis visited his predecessor Benedict XVI on Monday for an informal Christmas greeting, as the Argentine pontiff prepares to celebrate his first Christmas as leader of the world`s Roman Catholics.

Pope completes installation with emotional Rome mass

Pope Francis on Sunday completed his installation as pontiff at an emotional ceremony in which he formally took possession of Rome`s St John Lateran basilica -- the official seat of the city`s bishop.

Pope`s house ready, but he`s staying in hotel

The renovations on the papal apartment are finished, but Pope Francis has decided to stay put in the Vatican hotel for the time being.

Suspect of Induwar`s execution injured: Jharkhand Police

Kundan Pahan, the prime suspect
in the beheading of Inspector Francis Induwar, might be among
the Maoists who were injured in an encounter yesterday as
search operations continued today to trace the injured.