Irish PM says he will campaign for liberalisation of abortion laws

Irish Prime Minister said on Saturday that he would campaign for a liberalisation of the country`s restrictive abortion laws.

Jan 27, 2018, 16:26 PM IST

What is your religion? Subramanian Swamy asks Rahul Gandhi after Somnath temple row

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy claimed that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had declared himself as a Catholic in Rollins College in the US.

Nov 29, 2017, 19:16 PM IST

Pope Francis holds landmark mass for Myanmar Catholics

A sea of worshippers crowded into a football field in Yangon on Wednesday for a historic open-air mass by Pope Francis, whose visit to Myanmar has been framed so far by his public sidestepping of the Rohingya crisis.

Nov 29, 2017, 12:37 PM IST

Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope''s diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya people.

Nov 27, 2017, 11:04 AM IST

Philippine priest abducted by IS gunmen in May is free: Military

Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said he was rescued late on Saturday night as troops over-ran the militants` control centre inside a mosque in Marawi city.

Sep 18, 2017, 12:43 PM IST

Two Catholic crosses desecrated, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar assures action

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that strong action will be taken against those responsible for the desecration of two places of Catholic worship in south Goa`s Salcete sub district.

Jul 02, 2017, 16:55 PM IST

Democratic Republic of Congo conflict: Over 3,000 dead in Kasai violence

More than 3,300 people have been killed in the volatile Kasai provinces of central Congo since August, according to a document released today by the Catholic church, as the UN called for an international investigation.

Jun 20, 2017, 21:08 PM IST

BJP Catholic MLAs appeal to regional parties in Goa

Seven Catholic MLAs of the BJP on Sunday made a public plea to regional parties and Independent legislators to support the party in government formation in Goa.

Mar 12, 2017, 16:01 PM IST

Orthodox shun Pope's Mass in Tbilisi, few Catholics turn out

Pope Francis on Saturday said Mass for an unusually small crowd of just a few thousand Catholics in Georgia, a celebration that was further dampened when a delegation from the Orthodox Church stayed away.

Oct 01, 2016, 15:30 PM IST

Pope gets mystical with Poland`s Black Madonna

Pope Francis visited Poland`s most revered monastery on Thursday, home to an ancient Catholic icon believed to work miracles, ahead of a trip by tram to meet young pilgrims from the world over.

Jul 28, 2016, 14:18 PM IST

Making continuous efforts to locate Father Tom, will bring him home: Sushma Swaraj

After the purported video of kidnapped Father Tom being tortured by the ISIS cropped up on social media, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday asserted that the Centre was doing everything in its power to bring the Malayalee priest back home safely.

Jul 20, 2016, 14:35 PM IST

Bishops face sack for child abuse `negligence`: Pope Francis

The decision, which will also apply to other senior Church officials, was unveiled in a papal decree which said such cases would now fall under existing canon law allowing for prelates to be sacked for "serious reasons".

Jun 05, 2016, 05:01 AM IST

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Mar 29, 2016, 18:10 PM IST

ISIS crucifies Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil on Good Friday

Indian priest Thomas Uzhunnalil, who was reportedly abducted by a terror group in March this year, was crucified by Islamic State (ISIS) on Good Friday in Yemen, a report published in Washington Ti

Mar 29, 2016, 11:57 AM IST

Pope launches special Catholic Jubilee year of mercy

 Uttering a centuries-old command, Pope Francis opened a "Holy Door" of St Peter`s basilica on Tuesday to kick off an extraordinary Jubilee year on the theme of mercy.

Dec 09, 2015, 00:36 AM IST

We need a 'tenderness revolution' amid the cruel news: Pope

Pope Francis says the world needs a "revolution of tenderness" amid all the news of cruelty and atrocities.

Dec 02, 2015, 21:24 PM IST

Catholic Bishop's Conference slams govt's new adoption guidelines

The government's guidelines to allow single people to adopt children have invited criticism from Catholic Bishop's Conference of India (CBCI) which also endorsed the stand taken by the Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity to stop adoption from its orphanages.

Oct 16, 2015, 18:34 PM IST

Pope meets with sex-abuse victims, promises accountability

Pope Francis met with victims of child sexual abuse on Sunday on the final day of his US visit and promised to hold accountable those responsible for the scandal in the church, delivering a powerful warning to American bishops accused of covering up for pedophile priests instead of reporting them to police.

Sep 27, 2015, 21:18 PM IST

China steps up campaign to remove church crosses

Authorities in Wenzhou, known as China`s Jerusalem, have given Christian churches a deadline to remove prominent crosses within weeks, worshippers and an activist group said Thursday, stepping up a long-running campaign.

Jul 30, 2015, 16:14 PM IST

Ecuador tense with anti-govt protests ahead of pope visit

Just days before the hotly-anticipated visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador, the country`s President has come under increasing pressure from opposition protests demanding his ouster.

Jul 03, 2015, 14:58 PM IST