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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

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

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

Chinese hackers target Vatican: US cybersecurity firm

The Vatican and Beijing are expected to engage in talks over the renewal of a deal that stabilised relations between China and the Church

29 Jul 2020 2:50 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


Pope Francis ushered in Christmas celebrations with midnight service

Pope Francis kicks off Christmas celebrations with midnight Mass.

25 Dec 2019 11:37 AM

Kerala doctor to be probed for saying St Thresia cured a boy

Thresia was made a Saint at a ceremony in the Vatican on October 13.

21 Oct 2019 7:22 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

Vatican to dig up graves in search of teen who went missing 36 years ago

According to some theories widely circulated in Italian media, teen was snatched by mobster gang to put pressure on Vatican to recover loan.

11 Jul 2019 1:42 PM

Two tombs in Vatican City will be opened to investigate a 1983 cold case

The exhumed remains will be scientifically analyzed to date them, and DNA testing will be carried out to find a match.

03 Jul 2019 1:11 PM


Vatican Radio to start broadcasts in Latin

Latin lovers tune in: Vatican broadcasts news in language of ancient Rome.

08 Jun 2019 2:39 PM

Pope urges hairdressers not to indulge in gossip

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed hairdressers, hairstylists and beauticians to the Vatican but warned them not to indulge in gossip.

29 Apr 2019 7:03 PM

To kiss or not to kiss?

The evolving Catholic Church culture now presents a new dilemma of whether kissing the pope’s hand is appropriate or not.

27 Mar 2019 2:11 PM

Mexico wants apology for 500 year old colonial abuses; Spain denies wrongdoing

The wounds of the Spanish conquest were ripped open afresh when Mexico's president urged Spain and the Vatican to apologize for the abuses.

26 Mar 2019 10:39 AM

Consequences of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal continue

Pope now accepts abuse resignation of Chilean cardinal, Ricardo Ezzati, who continues to insist on his innocence.

25 Mar 2019 8:37 PM


Pope's vow to battle child sex abuse fails to appease victims

Pope Francis on Sunday vowed to tackle every single case of sexual abuse by priests.

25 Feb 2019 8:32 AM

Prayers aided by technology

A new app will now enable you to participate in the prayers from the Vatican.

21 Jan 2019 6:43 PM

Pope Francis says abortion is like hiring 'contract killer'

His comments departed from the prepared text for his homily delivered during his weekly audience on Saint Peter's Square.

10 Oct 2018 3:23 PM

Vatican, China in hush negotiations on 'underground' bishops: sources

A Vatican source and a Chinese priest said Holy See could win concessions by year end, though details of any agreement would be classified.

29 Sep 2018 11:56 AM

Pope Francis admits he made ‘grave errors’ in Chile church sex abuse scandal

Pope Francis blamed lack of “truthful and balanced information” for misjudging the case of Bishop Juan Barros and Rev Fernando Karadima.

12 Apr 2018 2:44 PM