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Jun 24, 2014
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.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 12, 2014
Pope Francis has set up a new commission to handle appeals by priests who have been disciplined for sexual abuse of minors, the Vatican said on Tuesday.
World | Reuters | Wednesday November 5, 2014
A Vatican bioethics official on Tuesday condemned the death by assisted suicide of American Brittany Maynard, a terminally ill 29-year-old who ended her life over the weekend, as an undignified "absurdity."
World | Agence France-Presse | Thursday October 30, 2014
High above the altar in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel, the halo around Jesus Christ's head in Michelangelo's famous frescoes shines with a brighter glow, thanks to a revolutionary new lighting system.
World | Indo-Asian News Service | Tuesday October 28, 2014
Pope Francis on Monday said the "Big Bang" theory as a model for the origin of the Universe "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of chaos, but is derived di...
World | Reuters | Wednesday October 22, 2014
After winning praise around the world for his fresh and open style, the honeymoon period seems to be over for Pope Francis.
World | Associated Press | Monday October 20, 2014
The Vatican has demanded that world governments do more to prevent a possible "new genocide" in northern Iraq and Syria, and for Muslim leaders in particular to repudiate the Islamic State militants who are killing and exiling the region's Christians...
World | Reuters | Sunday October 19, 2014
Pope Francis on Sunday closed an assembly of Catholic bishops that revealed deep divisions on how to reach out to homosexuals and divorced people, saying the Church should not be afraid of change and new challenges.
World | Agence France-Presse | Saturday October 18, 2014
Pope Francis was set to sort his allies from his enemies Saturday with a Vatican vote on a document drafted at the end of a fierce two-week debate over opening the Catholic Church's doors to remarried divorcees and gays.
World | Reuters | Friday October 17, 2014
The Vatican made key changes to an English translation of passages about homosexuality in a divisive document on Thursday, watering down a message that had been seen as a major shift in its tone on gay people.
World | Reuters | Monday October 13, 2014
In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognise positive aspects of same-sex couples.
World | Agence France-Presse | Tuesday October 7, 2014
Pope Francis will visit France next year, the Vatican said on Tuesday, at a time when French politics is increasingly divided over social reforms such as gay marriage.
World | Agence France-Presse | Monday October 6, 2014
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a British bishop who stood down after admitting to an affair with a married parishioner, the Vatican said on Monday.
World | Associated Press | Sunday October 5, 2014
Pope Francis says he is looking for a "sincere, open and fraternal" debate about divisive family issues that opens on Sunday with progressives hoping for change and conservatives intent on keeping the status quo.