Vatican rejects second appeal of Kerala nun against her expulsion from congregation

She was expelled from FCC for participating in public protests demanding the arrest of Franco Mulakkal in the nun rape case.

Mar 02, 2020, 13:45 PM IST

Priest in Kerala suspended by Vatican for raping minor in 2016

Catholic priest, Robin Vadakkumchery, who had served Syro Malabar Church in Kerala has been expelled from priesthood by the Vatican, media cell of Archdiocese of Mananthavady in Wayanad district said on Sunday.

Mar 01, 2020, 15:53 PM IST

At Vatican, empty tombs add new twist to missing girl mystery

Experts were looking for the remains of Emanuela Orlandi, the daughter of a Vatican clerk who failed to return home following a music lesson in Rome.

Jul 11, 2019, 20:51 PM IST

Cardinal Pell: Dramatic fall from grace for Vatican treasurer

Pell is the most senior Roman Catholic official to be convicted of sexual offences, bringing a rolling abuse scandal that has dogged the church worldwide for three decades to the heart of both the Vatican and Australian civic life.

Feb 26, 2019, 06:34 AM IST

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal Pell found guilty of abusing two choir boys 22 years ago

Pell becomes the most senior Catholic clergyman worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences. 


Feb 26, 2019, 06:29 AM IST

Kerala nun rape: Bishop Franco Mulakkal steps down, brought to notice of Vatican

Meanwhile, Bishop Mulakkal has been brought to the notice of the Vatican.

Sep 15, 2018, 12:20 PM IST

Pope Francis denounces abortion as Nazi-era white glove eugenics

Pope Francis denounced abortion on Saturday as the "white glove" equivalent of the Nazi-era eugenics programme and urged families to accept the children that God gives them. Francis spoke off-the-cuff to a meeting of an Italian family association.

Jun 17, 2018, 07:57 AM IST

Churches in India conspiring with Vatican to destabilise govt: VHP

Archbishop of Goa and Daman Father Filipe Neri Ferrao on Monday wrote a letter to churches saying that the Constitution is in danger and most people are living in insecurity.

Jun 06, 2018, 17:32 PM IST

Christmas 2017: International weekend getaways that will leave you spellbound

Check out these famous destinations to travel this Christmas.

Dec 13, 2017, 16:20 PM IST

Vatican official says the Pope Francis 'loves China'

This June, Rome expressed "grave concerns" over the fate of a clandestine or underground church bishop who was detained mid-May.

Aug 04, 2017, 23:24 PM IST

Vatican treasurer makes brief Australian court appearance over historical sex charges

Australian police said last month Pell had been summoned to appear on charges of "historical sexual offences" from multiple complainants.


Jul 26, 2017, 10:42 AM IST

Cardinal choler over copyright of Mother Teresa's sari

"Holy Mother Teresa of Calcutta is a universal symbol, beloved by believers (and) unbelievers," said Cardinal Jose Saraiva Martins, 85, an ex-prefect of the powerful Congregation for the Causes of Saints.

Jul 18, 2017, 18:55 PM IST

Donald Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

May 04, 2017, 23:28 PM IST

Pope makes historic visit to Rome Anglican church

Pope Francis attended a service at the All Saints' Church in Rome on Sunday, becoming the first pontiff in history to visit an Anglican church in the Italian capital.

Feb 27, 2017, 00:42 AM IST

China vows to crack down on organ trafficking and transplant tourism

China has said it is committed to combating organ trafficking and transplant tourism.

Feb 08, 2017, 18:27 PM IST

Vatican expresses 'concern' on Trump's wall, travel ban

The Vatican today voiced "concern" over President Donald Trump's executive orders to build a wall on the US-Mexican border and impose a travel ban on nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Feb 01, 2017, 23:07 PM IST

Pope reaches out to families of terror victims in Christmas

Pope Francis urged an end to the fighting in Syria as he gave his Christmas address at the Vatican on Sunday, saying "far too much blood has been spilled" in the conflict.

Dec 25, 2016, 17:03 PM IST

Pope Francis says he believes ban on female priests is forever

Francis has previously said that the door to women`s ordination is closed, but proponents of a female priesthood are hoping that a future pope might overturn the decision.

Nov 02, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Mother Teresa: Some unknown facts about the world's most famous nun

Mother Teresa also founded the Missionaries of Charity Brothers in 1963.

Sep 04, 2016, 08:19 AM IST

Mother Teresa: 20 most powerful quotes

“Do ordinary things with extraordinary love.”

Sep 04, 2016, 07:50 AM IST