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World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday December 20, 2014
The Christmas lights came on at the Vatican Friday, sending out what Pope Francis described as a message of "light, hope and love" at the end of an extraordinary year for the Catholic Church.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 19, 2014
Calligraphers and painters will have to lay down their tools on December 31, as Pope Francis tries to ensure the Church's apostolic benedictions, which were first issued about 100 years ago under Pope Leo XIII, raise as much money as possible for the...
World | Jim Yardley, The New York Times | Friday December 19, 2014
Perhaps the timing was purely coincidental. But a day after he was credited with helping broker the historic diplomatic breakthrough between Cuba and the United States, Pope Francis began his Thursday morning by greeting a new crop of Vatican diploma...
World | Reuters | Wednesday December 17, 2014
Thousands of people sang "Happy Birthday" and danced a mass tango on Wednesday to celebrate the birthday of the first Latin American pope.
World | Associated Press | Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Vatican is planning to open the farm at Castel Gandolfo to the public next year, after finding success with its guided tours of the surrounding gardens, fountains and Roma-era archaeological treasures.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday December 16, 2014
The Vatican on Monday offered to help the United States in its efforts to close Guantanamo prison, a goal fervently supported by Pope Francis.
World | Agence France- Presse | Saturday December 13, 2014
Pope Francis met today with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi of Italy, whose "economic and social" problems topped the agenda, the Vatican said.
World | Alan Cowell, The New York Times | Saturday December 13, 2014
A gathering of Nobel Peace Prize laureates opened in Rome on Friday, overshadowed by a dispute with the Vatican over reports that Pope Francis had refused to grant an audience to the Dalai Lama, the 1989 laureate, for fear of offending China.
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday December 12, 2014
Pope Francis will not meet the Dalai Lama when the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader visits Rome this weekend, a Vatican spokesman said today- a decision apparently seeking to avoid upsetting China.
AssociatedPress | Wednesday December 3, 2014
Team captain, the Rev. Anthony Currer, presided over the Tuesday evening service at the Venerable English College, the main English seminary in Rome. He said the team wanted to show its closeness to Hughes' family "bringing his life before God and br...
World | Agence France-Presse | Friday November 28, 2014
The vast gates swung open and the host personally welcomed his distinguished visitor with all the pride of someone who has just acquired a new home.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday November 25, 2014
Pope Francis heads to Strasbourg today for a lightning visit to the European Parliament, where he hopes to help reinvigorate a "tired" Europe, hit by economic crises and surging nationalism.
India | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Anindita Sanyal (With inputs from Reuters) | Monday November 24, 2014
In a ceremony watched closely by thousands in Kerala, a Catholic priest and a nun from the state - Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia - were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican's St Peter's Square on Sunday.
India | Reported by Sneha Mary Koshy, Edited by Sanchari Bhattacharya | Sunday November 23, 2014
In a ceremony which was watched closely by thousands in Kerala, a Catholic priest and a nun from the state - Father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia - were conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at Vatican on Sunday.
World | Agence France-Presse | Sunday November 23, 2014
Pope Francis is expected to take Europe to task over racial and religious intolerance during a visit to the European parliament Tuesday, as the crisis-hit continent battles with growing populism and the spectre of radicalisation.
World | Associated Press | Saturday November 22, 2014
Pope Francis has called for an end to the isolation and stigma of people living with autism spectrum disorders and their families during an audience aimed at raising awareness about the condition.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 22, 2014
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Monday, religious news agency I.Media said, citing diplomatic sources.
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday November 20, 2014
Turkish extremist Mehmet Ali Agca, who attempted to assassinate Pope John Paul II more than three decades ago, has asked the Vatican for permission to meet Pope Francis when he visits Turkey next week, reports said on Wednesday.
World | Reuters | Monday November 17, 2014
Pope Francis announced on Monday that he would visit the United States next year, his first trip there as leader of the 1.2 billion-member Roman Catholic Church.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday November 15, 2014
It's high time for the Vatican to tackle the case of an American bishop convicted of shielding an abusive priest, Boston's Cardinal Sean O'Malley has said.