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Kerala nun rape case: Accused Bishop Mulakkal writes to Pope, wants to step down temporarily

A Kerala nun has accused the 54-year-old Bishop of repeatedly raping her between 2014 and 2016.

Sep 17, 2018, 09:13 AM IST

Vatican changes stance on death penalty as Pope makes it 'inadmissible' in all cases

The Pope has made the death penalty inadmissible whatever may be the circumstance.

Aug 02, 2018, 20:21 PM IST

Pope sacks Vatican communications chief following 'Lettergate' scandal

The Italian head of the Vatican communications department who was caught up in the so-called 'Lettergate' scandal, has resigned.

Mar 21, 2018, 18:13 PM IST

Pope offers peace token in meeting with Turkish President Erdogan

Turkish President met Pope Francis on Monday as feelings ran high over Turkey's offensive against Kurdish militia inside Syria.

Feb 06, 2018, 00:52 AM IST

'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

Pope, in year-end message, says 2017 was marred by war and lies

Pope Francis in his year-end message urged people to take responsibility for their actions.

Jan 01, 2018, 23:12 PM IST

Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Dec 25, 2017, 17:45 PM IST

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 AM IST

Pope pleads for migrants at Christmas mass

 Pope Francis in his Christmas eve mass Sunday urged the world`s 1.3 billion Catholics not to ignore the plight of migrants who are "driven from their land" because of leaders willing to shed "innocent blood".

Dec 25, 2017, 07:57 AM IST

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 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 to make pilgrimage to Fatima for child saints-to-be

The Virgin is said to have appeared six times in Fatima, north of Lisbon, between May and October 1917 to three impoverished, barely-literate children.

May 10, 2017, 09:19 AM IST

Pope Francis makes surprise TED talk appearance to give a wonderful message - Watch

Pope Francis made a surprise appearance at a TED talk conference on Tuesday, urging harmony over division.

Apr 27, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

Pope Francis says may consider making married men priests

Many in the church believe, given the lack of priests in many places, that a new path to ordination should be opened.

Mar 10, 2017, 18:47 PM IST

Pope Francis urges compassion for children at Christmas

 Pope Francis urged the world`s 1.2 billion Catholics to feel compassion for children, notably victims of war, migration and homelessness in his Christmas Eve mass but also those "not allowed to be born".

Dec 25, 2016, 04:58 AM IST

Closing borders boosts human trafficking, says Pope

The only solution to the phenomenon of migration is solidarity, Francis said.

Oct 27, 2016, 02:56 AM IST

Jesus would welcome gays and transgender people, says Pope

Jesus Christ would always help anyone find God, including homosexuals and people who have had gender reassignment surgery or who are considering it, Pope Francis has said.

Oct 03, 2016, 21:21 PM IST

Pope Francis most likely to visit India, Bangladesh in 2017

Pope Francis will visit Portugal next year and is "almost sure" he'll go to India and Bangladesh.

Oct 03, 2016, 05:07 AM 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: It's 'terrible' children taught they can choose gender

Pope Francis has lamented that children are being taught at school that gender can be a choice.

Aug 03, 2016, 04:22 AM IST