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Pope Francis to meet Shiite leader Ali Sistani in Iraq

January 28, 2021 5:32 pm

Francis is scheduled to travel to Najaf on March 6 to meet with al-Sistani, one of the world's leading Shiite leaders, and to host an interfaith meeting that same day in the ancient city of Ur, the birthplace of the prophet Abraham.

Pope Francis to have COVID-19 vaccine, says it is the ethical choice for all

January 10, 2021 2:29 pm

Vatican City last week said it expected to receive enough COVID-19 vaccine doses in the following days to inoculate all of its residents and its workers who live beyond its walls in Rome.

Pope Francis calls for COVID-19 vaccines to be shared

December 26, 2020 12:34 pm

Pope Francis has urged global unity in an address that frequently referenced the coronavirus pandemic. He said walls of nationalism could not be built to stop a health crisis that knows no borders.

Explained: Who are Pope's cardinals and what are their functions?

December 02, 2020 5:21 pm

Cardinals primarily work as counsellors to the Pope, and many are leaders of the diocese or archdiocese in their home countries. Of the 229, four cardinals are from India.

Pope's new cardinal in Mexico known for indigenous outreach

November 29, 2020 2:06 pm

The 80-year-old Felipe Arizmendi is known for his progressive views on indigenous rights and migrants, as well as a staunchly conservative stance on sexuality.

Pope Francis' book explores George Floyd, virus skeptics

November 24, 2020 1:41 pm

In Let Us Dream, Francis also criticises populist politicians who whip up rallies in ways reminiscent of the 1930s, and the hypocrisy of rigid conservative Catholics who support them

Pope Francis says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims

November 23, 2020 3:05 pm

Francis was a 21-year-old seminarian in the second year of his studies for the priesthood in his native Buenos Aires when an illness that had been misdiagnosed as influenza worsened and he was hospitalised.

Explained: Who is Natalia Garibotto, the model whose picture Pope Francis 'liked'?

December 01, 2020 12:56 pm

The picture that Pope Francis' Instagram account liked was captioned “I can teach you a thing or two” and was accompanied by a devil’s horn emoji.

Bishop Anthony Poola appointed Archbishop of Hyderabad

November 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Bishop Anthony Poola, 59, hails from Chindhukur in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. He joined the minor seminary in Kurnool and then studied at St. Peter’s Pontifical Major Seminary, Bengaluru.

Pope Francis' critique of capital, advocacy of justice endears him to communists

November 05, 2020 8:43 am

Behind the Pope’s composure is the conviction that the function of faith is to love, not bruise.


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.