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Christmas 2017: International weekend getaways that will leave you spellbound

Christmas 2017: International weekend getaways that will leave you spellbound

Check out these famous destinations to travel this Christmas.

Dec 13, 2017, 16:20 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

Vatican treasurer makes brief Australian court appearance over historical sex charges

Australian police said last month Pell had been summoned to appear on charges of "historical sexual offences" from multiple complainants.

 

Jul 26, 2017, 10:42 AM 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

Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

May 04, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican church

Pope Francis attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital.

Feb 27, 2017, 00:42 AM IST

China vows to crack down on organ trafficking and transplant tourism

China has said it is committed to combating organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

Feb 08, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Vatican expresses 'concern' on Trump's wall, travel ban

The Vatican today voiced "concern" over President Donald Trump's executive orders to build a wall on the US-Mexican border and impose a travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Feb 01, 2017, 23:07 PM IST
Pope reaches out to families of terror victims in Christmas

Pope reaches out to families of terror victims in Christmas

Pope Francis urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican on Sunday, saying "far too much blood has been spilled" in the conflict.

Dec 25, 2016, 17:03 PM IST
Pope Francis says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Pope Francis says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Francis has previously said that the door to women`s ordination is closed, but proponents of a female priesthood are hoping that a future pope might overturn the decision.

Nov 02, 2016, 12:25 PM IST
Mother Teresa: Some unknown facts about the world's most famous nun

Mother Teresa: Some unknown facts about the world's most famous nun

Mother Teresa also founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers in 1963.

Sep 04, 2016, 08:19 AM IST
Mother Teresa: 20 most powerful quotes

Mother Teresa: 20 most powerful quotes

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”

Sep 04, 2016, 07:50 AM IST
Mother Teresa canonization: Here's how you can watch it LIVE

Mother Teresa canonization: Here's how you can watch it LIVE

The Holy Mass and canonization by Pope Francis is set for 10:30 am Vatican Time (2 pm Indian Standard Time).

Sep 04, 2016, 04:35 AM IST
Mother Teresa`s legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Mother Teresa`s legacy under cloud as sainthood nears

Pope Francis approved the canonisation of the widely beloved Roman Catholic nun Mother Teresa last December, nearly two decades after she died in Kolkata.

Sep 03, 2016, 08:49 AM IST

Press freedom `at stake` as Vatileaks verdict expected

A Vatican drama of sex, lies and press freedom was to peak Thursday with a verdict in the trial of two journalists and sources accused of leaking details about financial mismanagement within the Holy See.

Jul 07, 2016, 18:16 PM IST
Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Christians should ask gay community for forgiveness for past treatment: Pope Francis

Pope Francis has said Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.

Jun 27, 2016, 09:21 AM IST
Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Pope Francis visits Armenia with Mideast peace message

Francis is the second pope to visit Armenia since it re-emerged as an independent state from the ashes of the Soviet Union.
 

Jun 24, 2016, 17:56 PM IST

Those who don''t gossip could become saints, says Pope

 People who are not gossips and don`t speak ill of others are heading in the right direction for sainthood, Pope Francis said in a sermon on Tuesday.

May 24, 2016, 22:28 PM IST

'Philippines` Duterte to visit Pope, apologise for `whore` insult'

Philippine president-elect Rodrigo Duterte is planning to visit the Vatican to make a personal apology to the pope for calling him a "son of a whore", the politician`s spokesman said on Thursday.

May 12, 2016, 08:59 AM IST

Pope Francis asks Europe to tear down walls

Pope Francis on Friday asked Europe to "tear down" the walls being built to keep out migrants and to create a radical new "social economy" serving the many not the few.

May 06, 2016, 20:38 PM IST