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Pope Francis

Pope Francis will not attend queen's funeral: Vatican

Pope Francis' de-facto foreign minister will attend the state funeral of Queen Elizabeth II in London next week

16 Sep 2022 4:54 PM

AA EDIT | Dalit Cardinal marks a first

He will now be part of the global leadership of one of the oldest institutions. That makes his elevation all the more significant

31 Aug 2022 2:00 AM

Anita Anand | Overturning Roe: It’s overzealous morality at play vs sexual pleasure

Abortion has long been a contentious issue in the US, sharply dividing Americans along partisan, ideological and religious lines

10 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

PM Modi meets Pope Francis, invites Pontiff to visit India

The meeting between PM Modi and Pope Francis went on for an entire hour although it was scheduled for only 20 minutes

30 Oct 2021 4:41 PM

Biden, Pope Francis to talk virus, climate, poverty at Vatican

As only the second Catholic president after John F. Kennedy, Biden has made his audience with the pope a clear priority

29 Oct 2021 11:57 AM

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PM Modi to call on Pope Francis for first time

Sources noted that this would be the first-ever meeting with Pope Francis for Mr Modi since he became Prime Minister in 2014

29 Oct 2021 6:37 AM

Vatican: Pope receives coronavirus vaccine

The Vatican has beefed up coronavirus restrictions amid a spike in cases in Italy

15 Jan 2021 7:27 AM

AA Edit | We are family

The conservatives say the Pope has only reminded the families of LGBT persons not to throw them out

24 Oct 2020 10:12 AM

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

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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

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

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‘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

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

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