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Vatican says use of Covid vaccines made from aborted fetal tissue is ethical

December 22, 2020 1:33 am

The Vatican note said use of such vaccines “does not in itself constitute a legitimation, even indirect, of the practice of abortion”.

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.

Explained: Who is Wilton D Gregory, the first African American cardinal elector?

October 29, 2020 8:44 am

Empathetic to LGBTQ Catholics, Wilton D Gregory has often spoken about holding conversations with parents, and the families’ need to be included into the fabric of the Catholic Church.

Vatican, China extend bishop agreement over US opposition

October 22, 2020 4:30 pm

The agreement, which hasn't ever been published, envisages a process of dialogue in selecting bishops. The Vatican signed it in 2018 in hopes it would help unite China's Catholics.

Explained: What has been the Vatican's stance on same-sex civil unions over the years?

October 23, 2020 11:25 am

Pope Francis has advocated same-sex marriages under civil union laws. What has he said, and what is the significance of his statement? What does the Bible say on homosexual relations?

Amid coronavirus fears, Pope Francis celebrates Mass by himself, live-streams it

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.

Explained: Why Vatican has opened its archives of Holocaust-era Pope Pius XII before time

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.

Pope Benedict XVI breaks silence to reaffirm priest celibacy

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.

Vatican rejects Kerala nun’s appeal against dismissal

October 17, 2019 7:01 am

The Vatican has rejected Kalapura’s appeal against the dismissal order served by her congregation — Kochi-based Franciscan Clarist Congregation (FCC).

Former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell jailed for 6 years for sexually abusing choir boys

March 13, 2019 6:57 am

Pell, a former top adviser to Pope Francis, is the most senior Catholic worldwide to be convicted for child sex offences.