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Pope Francis

Former pope Benedict XVI is 'extremely frail'

The former pontiff largely stayed out of the public eye since he became the first pope in 600 years to resign, citing health reasons

03 Aug 2020 11:13 AM

Five things to know about the Hagia Sophia

The conversion of the edifice, once an important church of Christendom and 'jewel' of Byzantine Empire, has led to an international outcry

24 Jul 2020 10:36 AM

Pope Francis hurt by Turkey’s decision to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

'My thoughts go to Istanbul. I think of Santa Sophia and I am very pained,' the Pope said during his weekly blessing in St. Peter’s Square

13 Jul 2020 12:17 PM

UN chief urges faith leaders to challenge hate speech

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on faith leaders to promote solidarity based on human rights and human dignity

13 May 2020 2:13 PM

Pope Francis earmarks USD 750,000 for new Covid-19 fund

Francis on Monday urged church entities around the world to contribute to the fund.

06 Apr 2020 9:11 PM

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Pope Francis holds Palm Sunday mass behind closed doors

Normally, thousands of Romans, tourists and pilgrims would have flocked to an outdoor mass.

05 Apr 2020 7:38 PM

Pope cancels audiences for third day with apparent cold

Vatican City said it was only a 'slight indisposition'

29 Feb 2020 5:21 PM

‘God continues to loves us all, even worst of us’: Pope Francis on Christmas

Francis will at noon on Wednesday give the traditional Christmas Day mass -- his 7th -- addressed to world in front of St Peter’s Square.

25 Dec 2019 1:55 PM

Pope Francis ushered in Christmas celebrations with midnight service

Pope Francis kicks off Christmas celebrations with midnight Mass.

25 Dec 2019 11:37 AM

Tech and globalisation homogenising young people; shares Pope

Pope says tech, globalisation endanger youth individuality.

25 Nov 2019 2:28 PM

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At Nagasaki, Pope Francis condemns 'unspeakable horror' of nuclear weapons

At least 74,000 people died from the atomic bomb unleashed on the city in western Japan.

24 Nov 2019 4:26 PM

Pope Francis condemns exploitation of women during Thailand visit

Visiting Thailand, Pope condemns exploitation of women and children.

22 Nov 2019 4:33 PM

Thailand prepares for visit of Pope Francis

‘Heart' of Catholicism in Thailand fired up for Pope Francis.

20 Nov 2019 2:15 PM

When music met tech: Japan uses song co-created by AI to welcome Pope Francis

Written by Inoue, song, 'Protect all Life - Signs of the Times', is based on theme of Pope's Japan visit and was partly composed using AI.

20 Nov 2019 1:42 PM

Catholic bishops gather at Vatican to open priesthood to married men in Amazon

Bishops urge Pope to open priesthood to married men in Amazon.

28 Oct 2019 10:14 AM

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Pope Francis mistakenly tweets support for US 'Saints' team

For the record, the Saints, those from New Orleans, beat the Jacksonville Jaguars 13-6 on Sunday.

14 Oct 2019 1:43 PM

Pope Francis stuck in elevator for 25 minutes, freed by fire brigade after 25 minutes

He explained that there had been electrical power problem and that he had been stuck in elevator until freed by Vatican fire officers.

01 Sep 2019 5:06 PM

Pope fears for Amazon, the planet's 'vital lung'

'That forest lung is vital for our planet,' Pope Francis said.

25 Aug 2019 5:10 PM

Kerala priests begin indefinite fast seeking removal of Cardinal George Alencherry

The protesters said the Cardinal should not be allowed to chair the meeting of the Synod 'as he is an accused in many cases.'

19 Jul 2019 11:01 AM

Pope to declare Kerala nun Mariam Thresia as saint on October 13

The Vatican had earlier declared three Kerala-born Indian Catholics as Saints.

03 Jul 2019 4:20 PM

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