Roman Catholic

Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320

Many have been traumatized by the second major quake to strike Mexico City in their lifetime after a devastating 1985 tremor killed an estimated 10,000 people.

Sep 25, 2017, 09:18 AM IST

Mother Teresa to be declared a saint by Pope Francis today

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

Sep 04, 2016, 06:21 AM IST

Almost 30 children, supervisors killed in Burundi road crash

Nearly 30 schoolchildren and their supervisors were killed and many more injured when their truck crashed in eastern Burundi overnight, a local official said Monday.

Apr 25, 2016, 17:31 PM IST

After 1,000-year split, pope and Russian patriarch embrace in Cuba

Pope Francis and Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill embraced and kissed on Friday in a historic meeting, uniting to issue a global appeal for the protection of Christians under assault in the Middle East.

Feb 13, 2016, 04:37 AM IST

Masked assailants set church ablaze in Yemen's Aden

Unidentified assailants set ablaze one of the few churches in Yemen's second city Aden today, a day after it had been damaged by vandals, witnesses said.

Sep 16, 2015, 16:01 PM IST

Pope urges dialogue in Ecuador in wake of protests

Pope Francis appealed for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador`s capital, recently rocked by anti-government protests.

Jul 08, 2015, 03:56 AM IST

Big turnout for Sao Paulo gay pride

Tens of thousands of revelers thronged Sao Paulo`s main Paulista Avenue thoroughfare on Sunday to cavort at the city`s annual Gay Pride march.

Jun 08, 2015, 04:19 AM IST

Shun caste mentality, defend weakest, Pope Francis tells new cardinals

Pope Francis urged Roman Catholic leaders on Sunday to shun a "closed caste" mentality, saying the Church`s credibility rested on its ability to help the poor and persecuted on the margins of society.

Feb 15, 2015, 19:10 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

Pope tells Vatican administrators to be "absolutely transparent"

Pope Francis, starting two days of closed-door meetings with the world`s Roman Catholic cardinals, on Thursday called for greater efficiency and transparency in the Church`s troubled central administration, the Curia.

Feb 12, 2015, 18:41 PM IST

I am not converting to Islam: Liam Neeson

Irish actor Liam Neeson is not leaving his Roman Catholic beliefs despite reports suggesting he was thinking about becoming a Muslim after filming in Turkey.

Jan 15, 2015, 08:47 AM IST

Polish priest sexually abused boys, sentenced to 7 years

A Polish court on Tuesday found a Roman Catholic priest guilty of sexually abusing underage boys and sentenced him to seven years in prison.

Jan 14, 2015, 00:18 AM IST

Vatican report on US nuns is conciliatory, stresses teachings

A keenly-awaited Vatican report on Roman Catholic nuns in the United States struck a conciliatory tone on Tuesday, praising them for their social and educational work but urging them to stick to Church teachings.

Dec 16, 2014, 19:43 PM IST

Bosnians bury kin found in wartime mass grave

Bosnian families today buried the remains of 283 Muslims and one Roman Catholic Croat who were killed at the start of the Bosnian war of 1992-95.

Jul 21, 2014, 05:14 AM IST

Hundreds of thousands of evangelicals march in Rio

Hundreds of thousands of evangelical Christians held a "March for Jesus" Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, a show of their churches` growing heft in the world`s largest Roman Catholic country.

Jun 01, 2014, 04:11 AM IST

German bishops commission new sex abuse probe

Germany`s Roman Catholic Church today launched a new study into sexual abuse by clergy after a first attempt involving criminologists ended in acrimony last year.

Mar 25, 2014, 02:35 AM IST

Catholic bishops condemn Irish abortion bill

In a joint statement, Ireland`s bishops, archbishops and lone cardinal described the bill, unveiled this week after decades of debate, as "a dramatic and morally unacceptable change to Irish law."

May 03, 2013, 22:59 PM IST

Roman Catholic support for Lord Ganesha in US

In a remarkable interfaith gesture, ‘Ganesha’ sculpture in downtown Coeur d’Alene (Idaho, USA) has Roman Catholic support now, despite opposition by various other groups.

Aug 02, 2011, 11:48 AM IST

Right to productive living denied in Goa: Church

The Church in Goa on Saturday said rights of residents to carve out a productive living was being forcibly denied in the state, where nearly 26 percent of the population is Roman Catholic.

Aug 21, 2010, 16:34 PM IST

Top Roman Catholic in Holy Land prays for peace

The Roman Catholic Church`s top cleric in the Holy Land is delivering Christmas wishes for long-elusive peace in the Middle East.

Dec 24, 2009, 18:41 PM IST