Pope Francis

What Pope Francis chose to do with a limited edition Lamborghini sports car

What Pope Francis chose to do with a limited edition Lamborghini sports car

In the market for around 180,000 euros, the white-painted Lamborghini Huracan has been blessed by Pope Francis but won't have him seated in it.

Nov 23, 2017, 18:25 PM IST

Pope Francis' Asia tour stirs fond memories for Thai-based cousin

The Pope has been outspoken about his sympathy for the Muslim Rohingya -- a stance that could trigger protests in mainly Buddhist Myanmar where the minority is vilified.

Nov 23, 2017, 08:20 AM IST
'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

'Put down those smartphones': Pope Francis to bishops

Pope Francis took snap-happy bishops, priests and pilgrims to task today.

Nov 08, 2017, 20:09 PM IST
Pope Francis tells web companies: use profits to protect children

Pope Francis tells web companies: use profits to protect children

A commission Francis set up in 2014 to advise him on how to root out sexual abuse has been hit by defections by two key members who lamented lack of progress and cooperation from Vatican officials.

Oct 06, 2017, 20:00 PM IST
Pope Francis says no second chances for paedophile priests

Pope Francis says no second chances for paedophile priests

Francis also acknowledged that the Church had been slow to wake up to the scale of the problem of clerical abuse, which has done enormous damage to its standing in many countries.

Sep 21, 2017, 22:13 PM IST
225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

225 killed in massive Mexico earthquake, rescue efforts on

At daybreak, firefighters, police, soldiers and volunteers were still swarming over the ruins of some 40 buildings that collapsed in the capital.

Sep 20, 2017, 23:39 PM IST
Pope Francis prays for Colombia conflict victims

Pope Francis prays for Colombia conflict victims

Francis backed the contested peace process that has led to Colombia's biggest rebel group, the FARC, disarming and turning into a political party.

Sep 09, 2017, 00:23 AM IST
Pope Francis arrives in Colombia to help heal wounds of 50-year war

Pope Francis arrives in Colombia to help heal wounds of 50-year war

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Colombia on Wednesday with a message of unity for a nation deeply divided by a peace deal that ended a five-decade war with Marxist FARC rebels but left m

Sep 07, 2017, 07:53 AM IST
Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope prays for those afflicted by floods in US, Asia

Pope Francis has prayed for those afflicted by floods in Texas, Louisiana and southern Asia.

Sep 03, 2017, 19:07 PM IST

Pope, Orthodox patriarch urge action against climate change

Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople on Friday issued a joint statement urging immediate action against climate change and environmental destruction.

Sep 01, 2017, 16:20 PM IST
Pope to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh amid Rohingya crisis

Pope to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh amid Rohingya crisis

The announcement came hours after Bangladesh border guards pushed back thousands of Rohingya Muslims fleeing the worst violence in Myanmar in five years, with 104 people killed.

Aug 28, 2017, 15:28 PM IST
Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

This June, Rome expressed "grave concerns" over the fate of a clandestine or underground church bishop who was detained mid-May.

Aug 04, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Parents of UK baby Charlie Gard agree to let him die

The parents of Charlie Gard dropped their legal battle to give the terminally ill British baby further treatment on Monday.

Jul 24, 2017, 20:38 PM IST

Cardinal choler over copyright of Mother Teresa's sari

"Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a universal symbol, beloved by believers (and) unbelievers," said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, 85, an ex-prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:55 PM IST
Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Cardinal Pell on his way home to Australia to face abuse charges: Media

Australian police charged Cardinal George Pell late last month, making the Vatican economy minister the highest-ranking Church official to face such accusations. 

Jul 09, 2017, 10:51 AM IST

Pope's top aide is charged in sex assault case in Australia

Pope Francis suffered a major blow when his top financial adviser, Cardinal George Pell, was charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of sexual assault from years ago, bringing a criminal case in the long- running abuse scandal inside the frescoed walls of the Vatican for the first time.

Jun 30, 2017, 08:59 AM IST

Venezuela prosecutor challenges crisis reform plan

Venezuela`s attorney general on Thursday mounted a fresh legal challenge against President Nicolas Maduro`s efforts to rewrite the constitution in a deadly political crisis.

Jun 09, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Egypt launches air raids on Libya after Christians killed

President had ordered strikes against terrorist camps, declaring in a televised address that states that sponsored terrorism would be punished.

May 27, 2017, 08:56 AM IST

Bosnian town defends Virgin Mary sightings, despite Pope Francis's doubt

"From a religious point of view Medjugorje is very fertile land," Hoser said.

May 26, 2017, 10:00 AM IST

Donald Trump berates NATO for dodging defence dues

Trump came to Brussels direct from a "fantastic" meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican.

May 26, 2017, 09:28 AM IST