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Pope Francis to issue guide to love, sex and marriage

The verdict on the 79-year-old Argentine`s legacy will in large part be framed by the contents of the document on the family that will be published on the stroke of noon.

Apr 08, 2016, 07:47 AM IST

Machine guns, no-fly zone guard pope's opening of Holy Year

Tens of thousands of Roman Catholics backed up for blocks at the Vatican on Tuesday for the strictest security checks in living memory as Pope Francis began a Holy Year with a call to set aside "fear and dread".

Dec 08, 2015, 18:31 PM IST

Seek truth, beauty and love: Pope tells Catholics at Easter vigil

Pope Francis led the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter on Saturday night, urging them at a vigil Mass to shun indifference and boldly live their faith.

Apr 05, 2015, 09:16 AM IST

New rules on royal succession come into force

New royal succession rules removing male bias have come into force in Britain which means that if Prince William and wife Kate Middleton have a daughter she can no longer be superseded by a younger brother.

Mar 27, 2015, 20:49 PM IST

Obama to host Pope Francis on September 23

US President Barack Obama will host Pope Francis at the White House on September 23, accepting an invitation extended during talks at the Vatican last year.

Mar 26, 2015, 23:32 PM IST

Pope ready to help improve ties between Belarus and EU: Vatican

Pope Francis is ready to help improve ties between Belarus and the European Union, a senior papal official said on Saturday in the latest sign of a developing thaw in relations between Brussels and Minsk.

Mar 14, 2015, 22:18 PM IST

Pope says Catholics do not need to breed `like rabbits`

 Pope Francis has said that good Catholics do not have to breed "like rabbits", defending the Church`s stance on artificial contraception and appealing to the world`s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics to practise responsible parenting.

Jan 20, 2015, 09:51 AM IST

Pope's US visit a chance to mend fences with conservatives

Pope Francis has electrified Roman Catholics in the United States with the open, accepting tone he has brought to the role, and his first visit later this year is expected to draw more than a million followers eager to set eyes on him.

Jan 16, 2015, 18:50 PM IST

Unite to oppose gay marriage: Pope`s envoy

The Pope`s representative in Britain has urged Roman Catholics to form a "united front" with Muslims and Jews to oppose gay marriage, a media report said.

Apr 29, 2012, 00:21 AM IST

Pope hits out at `radical secularism`

Pope Benedict XVI says Roman Catholics in US need to understand the grave threats to their faith.

Jan 20, 2012, 10:47 AM IST

Brazil`s Roman Catholics shrink as secular rise

Brazil was the first nation outside of Europe that Pope Benedict XVI visited, during a five-day tour in 2007.

Oct 08, 2011, 17:33 PM IST

Pope fails to satisfy on first state visit `home`

Pope Benedict XVI`s first state visit to his native Germany fell far short of the expectations of sex abuse victims and those clamouring for a more open and tolerant Church.

Sep 26, 2011, 09:43 AM IST

Brazil`s Supreme Court recognises gay partnerships

Brazil has the world`s largest population of Roman Catholics.

May 06, 2011, 09:20 AM IST