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'An evil': Pope Francis takes aim at 'fake news', social media abuse

The only end result of untruth is the spread of arrogance and hatred, he said. 

Jan 24, 2018, 19:30 PM IST

After 60 years, priest jailed for life for murdering Texas beauty queen who came to him for confession

John Feit, a visiting priest in McAllen, Texas, was convicted on Thursday of premeditated murder in the death of Irene Garza, then 25 in 1960.

Dec 09, 2017, 10:16 AM IST

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

Philippine Church head urges end to drug killings

More than 2,000 other people have been killed in drug-related crimes and thousands more murdered in unexplained circumstances.

Aug 20, 2017, 23:12 PM IST

547 boys were abused at German Catholic choir school: Lawyer

The Regensburger Domspatzen ("Cathedral Sparrows"), a 1,000-year-old cathedral choir in Bavaria, was in 2010 dragged into the massive sexual abuse scandal plaguing the Catholic Church in recent years.

Jul 18, 2017, 19:38 PM IST

Cardinal George Pell 'totally rejects' sex abuse charges

"I am looking forward finally to having my day in court. I am innocent of these charges," Pell said in a statement.

Jun 29, 2017, 13:13 PM IST

Indonesia police fire tear gas on Muslims protesting church

Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse hard-line Muslims protesting against the construction of a Catholic church in a satellite city of the capital Jakarta.

Mar 24, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

Australia's Catholic Church paid $213 million in abuse compensation, costs

A Royal Commission is Australia`s most powerful type of inquiry that is able to compel people to testify and recommend legislative changes and criminal charges.

Feb 16, 2017, 08:46 AM IST

4,500 pederasty cases reported against Australia's Catholic Church

Almost 4,500 people reported cases of pederasty or child sexual abuse perpetrated by members of the Catholic Church in Australia between 1980 and 2015.

Feb 06, 2017, 11:37 AM IST

Pope creates 17 cardinals, `Princes of the Church`

The cardinal electors come from Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Central African Republic, Italy, Mauritius, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Spain, the United States and Venezuela.

Nov 19, 2016, 14:48 PM IST

Missing Mexican priest found alive, tortured

A priest whose disappearance sparked protests in an eastern Mexican town was found alive but with injuries consistent with torture, the Catholic church said.

Nov 14, 2016, 11:08 AM IST

Vatican wishes Donald Trump well in US presidency, prays for "enlightenment"

The Catholic Church`s highest-ranking diplomat wished US President-elect Donald Trump well on Wednesday, saying he would pray for the new incumbent to be "enlightened".

Nov 09, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

Pope says he believes ban on female priests is forever

The Church barred women from becoming deacons centuries ago.

Nov 02, 2016, 09:06 AM IST

Pope Francis calls for 'immediate ceasefire' in Syria

Pope Francis, in his strongest appeal to date on the conflict in Syria, on Wednesday called for an "immediate ceasefire" to allow for the evacuation of civilians.

Oct 12, 2016, 16:03 PM IST

The Saint and the Pope: The tale of two Francises

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Oct 04, 2016, 14:19 PM IST

French church where priest slain to reopen

Two months after its priest was murdered by teenage jihadists, parishioners of a Catholic church in northern France will gather Sunday for a solemn re-opening ceremony to seek solace and solidarity.

Oct 02, 2016, 07:11 AM IST

Catholic churches in Kerala remember Mother Teresa

Hours before Mother Teresa is elevated to sainthood, the Catholic churches in Kerala held special prayer sessions and meetings to remind the people of her great work for the underprivileged.

Sep 04, 2016, 13:22 PM IST

Mother Teresa's canonization – Know who all from India will attend event

In March, Pope Francis had announced that Mother Teresa will be elevated to sainthood after the Church recognised two miracles attributed to her after her death.

Sep 03, 2016, 13:10 PM IST

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

Sonia Gandhi writes to Pope Francis before Mother Teresa's canonisation

Congress president Sonia Gandhi said that Mother Teresa was one of the most revered, loved and admired figures in India.

Aug 30, 2016, 14:32 PM IST