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Pope Francis


Devasahayam Pillai becomes 1st Indian layman to be declared saint by Pope

May 15, 2022 4:33 pm

Devasahayam was recommended for the process of Beatification by the Vatican in 2004.

Pope offers to meet Putin, still waiting to hear back

May 03, 2022 10:26 pm

Pope Francis said he made the offer to Russian leader Vladimir Putin about three weeks into Russia's invasion, via the Vatican secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, but has yet to hear back.

Pope kisses Ukrainian flag, condemns 'the massacre of Bucha'

April 06, 2022 4:25 pm

The deaths in Bucha, outside Kyiv, have triggered a global outcry

Explained: Why did Pope Francis apologise to Indigenous people of Canada?

April 05, 2022 11:24 am

The pope was speaking at the Apostolic Palace in front of an audience consisting of delegates from Canada’s three largest Indigenous groups – the Metis, Inuit and First Nations communities – who had come to Rome to seek an apology.

Pope Francis for the first time implicitly criticises Putin over Ukraine

April 02, 2022 5:12 pm

A 'potentate' was fomenting conflicts for nationalist interests, the Pope said.

Pope begs forgiveness of Indigenous for Canada school abuses

April 01, 2022 5:24 pm

Francis made the apology during an audience with dozens of members of the Metis, Inuit and First Nations communities who came to Rome seeking a papal apology and a commitment for the Catholic Church to repair the damage.

Canada's indigenous peoples seek papal apology at Vatican for residential schools

March 27, 2022 9:22 pm

More than 30 indigenous elders, residential schools survivors and young people will meet him several times at the Vatican between Monday and Friday in what Canada's Catholic Church has called a process of healing and reconciliation.

Pope says 'slaughters and atrocities' committed daily in Ukraine

March 20, 2022 6:12 pm

"The violent aggression against Ukraine is unfortunately not slowing down," he told about 30,0000 people in St. Peter's Square for his weekly Sunday address and blessing.

In a new constitution, the Pope sets out to overhaul the Vatican

March 20, 2022 10:32 am

The constitution, running 54 pages, newly stipulates that baptized lay Catholics, including women, can lead departments traditionally headed by cardinals and increases institutional efforts to protect minors by incorporating the pope’s clergy abuse commission into the church’s government.

Pope urges peace, not politics in call to Russian patriarch

March 17, 2022 10:03 am

The Vatican, in its readout of the conversation, did not reference a “just peace,” and in fact quoted Francis as saying the traditional Christian concept of a “just war” was no longer possible.


PM Modi holds tete-a-tete with Pope Francis at Vatican

October 30, 2021 5:37 pm

Modi is the fifth Indian Prime Minister to have visited the head of Roman Catholics, the largest religious denomination in the world.

On his maiden visit to Iraq, Pope Francis advocates for peaceful coexistence

March 06, 2021 8:57 pm

Al-Sistani, 90, is one of the most senior clerics in Shiite Islam and his rare but powerful political interventions have helped shape present-day Iraq. He is a deeply revered figure in Shiite-majority Iraq.

Pope Francis becomes first pontiff to visit Arabian Peninsula

February 05, 2019 1:28 pm

The Catholic leader was greeted by Abu Dhabi's powerful crown prince, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and the Emirati vice president and prime minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, during the presentation of delegations in the courtyard of the royal palace

Top Frames: Barack Obama at the podium, Pope Francis at the Paul VI hall

January 16, 2016 8:00 am

U.S. President Barack Obama (at podium) delivers his State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress in Washington, Pope Francis (C) waves as he arrives to lead the weekly audience at the Paul VI hall at the Vatican.

Donald Trump, Pope Francis, Hillary Clinton make it to Yale Book Quotations for 2015

December 27, 2015 3:11 pm

The yearly list of quotations that would be included in the Yale Book of Quotations were announced. Here's what was said.

Top Frames: Hillary Clinton campaigns in Nevada, 13 died in Karachi landslide

October 17, 2015 8:00 am

Hillary Clinton greets members of the culinary workers union local 226 as she arrives to speak at a demonstration outside the Trump Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, At least 13 people, including seven children, died as a landslide hit shanties erected in Karachi's Gulistan-i-Jauhar area early Tuesday Ocotber 13.

Top Frames: Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha, Modi's US tour, Pope Francis visits US

September 27, 2015 12:59 pm

Eid al-Adha marks the end of the annual Hajj pilgrimage to the Mecca. The trip to Silicon Valley forms part of Narendra Modi’s visit to the US’ west coast – the first by an Indian prime minister in more than three decades. Pope Francis arrived Tuesday on the first visit of his life to the United States, bringing his humble manner and his “church of the poor” to a rich and powerful nation polarized over economic inequality, immigration and equal justice.

Christians celebrate Easter across the world

April 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.

Christmas Eve celebrations in India and Vatican

December 25, 2014 1:58 pm

A glimpse into the Christmas Eve celebrations in India, and the Vatican.

Pope Francis visits third holiest site in Islam, Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem

May 26, 2014 12:55 pm

Pope Francis toured the compound accompanied by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.