March 28, 2020 9:10 am
Francis referred to the 17th-century colonnade that delineates St. Peter's Square while praying, "From this colonnade that embraces Rome and the whole world, may God's blessing come down upon you as a consoling embrace."
March 09, 2020 4:53 pm
The Holy See live-streamed Pope Francis' Mass, evidence of new measures the Vatican City State has taken to contain the spread of the virus in line with restrictions adopted by the Italian government.
March 04, 2020 9:17 pm
The Vatican normally waits 70 years after the death of a pope before making his archives available for study. However, in this case, the records have been made public eight years prior to this deadline.
March 03, 2020 1:51 pm
Pope Francis, who had part of one lung removed because of an illness decades ago, also canceled most audiences last week.
March 02, 2020 2:36 am
Vadakkuncheril had been under suspension since March 2017 after he was arrested on charges of the sexual abuse of a minor girl, who belonged to the parish where he was serving as a priest.
March 01, 2020 1:40 pm
"Vadakkumchery has been dispensed from the exercise of priestly duties and rights. That means he has been reduced to the state of a layman", a Church official told PTI.
February 12, 2020 8:39 pm
The recommendation, put forward by Latin American bishops last year, had alarmed conservatives in the deeply polarised 1.3 billion-member Roman Catholic Church, who feared it could lead to a change in the centuries-old commitment to celibacy among priests.
February 10, 2020 1:58 pm
Pope Francis said research has shown that criminal organizations use the "most modern means of communications to snare their victims with deception".
January 13, 2020 11:02 am
Pope Benedict's intervention is extraordinary, given he had promised to remain "hidden from the world" when he retired in 2013 and pledged his obedience to the new pope.
January 09, 2020 5:28 pm
He said the tensions risked "compromising the gradual process of rebuilding in Iraq, as well as setting the groundwork for a vaster conflict that all of us would want to avert".
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
April 05, 2015 4:32 pm
Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.
December 25, 2014 1:58 pm
A glimpse into the Christmas Eve celebrations in India, and the Vatican.
May 26, 2014 12:55 pm
Pope Francis toured the compound accompanied by the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem.
March 02, 2016 3:16 pm
February 17, 2016 4:44 pm