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Pope Benedict XVI

Vatican admits still `much to do` to stop paedophile priests

The Vatican Friday defended the Catholic Church`s action on paedophile priests, saying popes Francis and Benedict XVI had "courageously" tackled the issue but admitting there was still much to be done in many countries.

Mar 04, 2016, 22:29 PM IST

Vatican scandal heats up with revelations of greed, intrigue

Pope Francis has made it a top priority to reform the Vatican bureaucracy known as the Curia, a hive of intrigue and gossip.

Nov 04, 2015, 02:00 AM IST

Prelate, 'sex bomb' arrested in new Vatileaks scandal

In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI's butler engineered a series of leaks that revealed fierce infighting in the highest echelons of the Catholic Church and allegations of serious fraud in the running of the city state.

Nov 02, 2015, 22:38 PM IST

Milwaukee museum to display portrait of pope made of condoms

The Milwaukee Art Museum says it hopes a portrait of Pope Benedict XVI made of condoms will ignite a conversation about the AIDS epidemic in Africa and the role art plays in public discussions, director Dan Keegan said on Monday.

Jun 30, 2015, 09:12 AM IST

Pope brings peripheries of church into College of Cardinals

Pope Francis is expanding the ranks of cardinals who will elect his successor to include pastors like him who minister to the poor and come from far-flung, often overlooked dioceses.

Feb 14, 2015, 18:47 PM IST

Be humble and work for justice, Pope Francis tells new cardinals

Pope Francis on Saturday inducted new Roman Catholic cardinals to the group that will choose his successor, telling them their high rank was a call to be humble and work for justice.

Feb 14, 2015, 18:42 PM IST

Put aside pride, jealousy and anger: Pope to new cardinals

Pope Francis welcomed 20 new cardinals on Saturday into the elite club of churchmen who will elect his successor and immediately delivered a tough- love message to them, telling them to put aside their pride, jealousy, self-interests and anger and instead exercise perfect charity.

Feb 14, 2015, 18:13 PM IST

rench court acquits Femen activists over topless cathedral stunt

 A French court on Wednesday acquitted nine members of the Femen feminist movement who were on trial over a topless protest they staged in Paris`s Notre Dame cathedral to celebrate Pope Benedict XVI`s resignation.

Sep 10, 2014, 14:16 PM IST

Pope names private secretary to No 2 economy spot

Pope Francis has once again made politics personal, tapping his own private secretary to be the No 2 in the Vatican`s new economy secretariat.

Mar 03, 2014, 22:25 PM IST

Benedict denies he was pressured to resign

Retired Pope Benedict XVI has denied speculation that he was pressured to leave office, saying his decision was freely made and his alone.

Feb 26, 2014, 17:26 PM IST

Benedict toasts brother`s 90th with Mass, music

Vatican City news — Retired Pope Benedict XVI is marking a milestone of sorts.

Jan 16, 2014, 05:10 AM IST

Pope`s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Pope Francis welcomed news today that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Oct 27, 2013, 20:53 PM IST

Pope`s Twitter account attracts 10 million followers

Pope Francis welcomed news on Sunday that his Twitter account @pontifex had attracted more than 10 million followers.

Oct 27, 2013, 19:45 PM IST

Pope John Paul II closer to `sainthood`, second mirracle apporoved

Late Pope John Paul II has been confirmed to be steps away from `sainthood` after his second miracle for a Costa Rican woman who was suffering from severe brain injury was approved by commission of theologians.

Jun 20, 2013, 13:26 PM IST

Source confirms pope`s stance on Vatican `gay lobby`

A Latin American group which quoted the pope saying that there is a "gay lobby" in the Vatican confirmed the contents of the pontiff`s speech.

Jun 12, 2013, 20:42 PM IST

Has ex-Pope Benedict ‘halved in size’?

Pope Emeritus Benedict’s deteriorating health has alarmed Archbishop of Cologne Joachim Meisner.

May 10, 2013, 15:21 PM IST

Practice what you preach: Pope to priests

Pope Francis told priests to practice what they preach, saying the church`s credibility was on the line.

Apr 15, 2013, 08:14 AM IST

Pope chooses eight cardinals to advise him, study reforms

Pope Francis set up a group of eight cardinals from every continent to advise him about governing the church and study administrative reforms, the Vatican said.

Apr 13, 2013, 16:10 PM IST

Pope Francis refuses to live in papal apartment

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires was elected the 266th pope by the conclave of cardinals on March 13.

Mar 28, 2013, 09:05 AM IST

Taiwan President to attend pope`s installation

Taiwan has full diplomatic relations with only 23 countries, most of them in Latin America, Africa, and the south Pacific.

Mar 15, 2013, 16:47 PM IST