Pope Francis
World  /  Published 11.10.21

Church plan to ‘listen’ to laity

Pope Francis on Sunday launched a two-year worldwide consultative process that could change the way the Roman Catholic Church makes decisions and leave its mark long after his pontificate is over. Pr...
By Reuters in Vatican City

World  /  Published 07.10.21

Child abuse saddens Pope Francis

Pope Francis expressed “shame” for himself and the Roman Catholic Church on Wednesday for the scale of child sexual abuse within the church in France and acknowledged failures in putting t...
By AP, PTI in Vatican City

World  /  Published 22.09.21

Some want me dead, jokes Pope

Pope Francis has acknowledged his increasingly vocal conservative critics, saying their “nasty comments” were the work of the devil and adding that “some wanted me dead” after ...
By AP/PTI in Rome

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.21

Letters to the editor: Novak Djokovic out of US Open

Rising stars Sir — Novak Djokovic’s quest for a record 21st major title and a calendar-year Grand Slam collapsed at the US Open final with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 loss to the Russian player, Daniil Medve...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 15.09.21

Cross not a political symbol: Pope Francis

Pope Francis said on Tuesday that the cross should not be used as a political symbol and warned against Christians trying to be triumphalist, in an apparent criticism of the use of religion for partis...
By Reuters in Presov, Slovakia


West Bengal  /  Published 11.08.21

Didi to attend peace conference in Rome

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has been invited to attend an international peace conference in Rome in October this year. Pope Francis, German chancellor Angela Merkel and the Grand Imam o...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta

World  /  Published 19.07.21

Pope stresses on need to take a break

Pope Francis made his first public appearance since returning to the Vatican mid-week after an 11-day hospital stay, telling well-wishers they should take a break and switch off from the stress of mod...
By Reuters in Vatican City

World  /  Published 05.07.21

Pope in hospital for colon surgery

Pope Francis was admitted to a Rome hospital on Sunday afternoon for “scheduled surgery” on his colon later in the day, the Vatican said. Spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Pope, 84, was suf...
By Reuters in Vatican City

World  /  Published 02.06.21

Pope Francis revises law over sexual abuse

Pope Francis has broadened the Roman Catholic Church’s definition of sexual abuse by revising its penal code to explicitly acknowledge that adults, and not only children, can be victimised by pr...
By Jason Horowitz in Rome

World  /  Published 05.04.21

Pope praises Myanmar youths

Pope Francis urged countries in his Easter message on Sunday to quicken distribution of Covid-19 vaccines, particularly to the world’s poor, and called armed conflict and military spending durin...
By New York Times News Service in Vatican City


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