Pope Francis
World  /  Published 03.06.20

Death of Floyd tragic, says Pope

Pope Francis called for national reconciliation in the US on Wednesday, saying that while racism is intolerable, the street violence that has broken out is “self-destructive and self-defeating”. F...
By Reuters in Vatican

World  /  Published 12.04.20

‘Contagion of hope’

Pope Francis called on Sunday for global solidarity in fighting the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, urging the relaxation of international sanctions, debt relief for poor nations and ce...
By Reuters in Vatican

World  /  Published 10.04.20

Doctors and nurses are saints next door: Pope

Pope Francis prostrates himself on the floor of a near-empty St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Friday to pray at a “Passion of the Lord” service commemorating Jesus’s last hours of life an...
By (Reuters) in Vatican

World  /  Published 18.03.20

Pope urges hugs to fight isolation

Pope Francis stressed on Wednesday the importance of families and friends making small gestures such as hugs and phone calls during times of isolation in a pandemic. “We must rediscover the concret...
By AFP in Vatican

World  /  Published 15.03.20

Pope Easter service without audience

Pope Francis’s Holy Week and Easter services, which normally draw tens of thousands of people, will be held without the public attending because of the coronavirus outbreak, a step believed to be un...
By Reuters in Vatican

West Bengal  /  Published 12.03.20

7 years on, Pope Francis remains son of his soil

Following the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on February 28, 2013, a papal conclave of 115 cardinals elected Bergoglio as his successor on March 13, 2013. The Telegraph gave a wide coverage, carryin...
By Fr. J. Felix Raj, SJ in Calcutta

World  /  Published 10.03.20

Italy expands lockdown, Israel tightens entry to halt virus

The battle to halt the coronavirus brought sweeping new restrictions Monday, with Italy expanding a travel ban to the entire country, Israel ordering all visitors quarantined just weeks before Passove...
By PTI in New Delhi

World  /  Published 07.03.20

Pope cancels regular public appearances

Pope Francis has cancelled his regular appearances in public to avoid crowds gathering to see him and will stream them on the internet from inside the Vatican because of the coronavirus outbreak in It...
By Reuters in

World  /  Published 06.03.20

Positive case at Vatican

The Vatican said on Friday that a patient in its health services had tested positive for coronavirus, the first in the tiny, walled city state surrounded by Rome. The discovery worsened the prospects ...
By Reuters in Vatican

World  /  Published 03.03.20

Ailing Pope tests negative for virus

Pope Francis, who cancelled a Lent retreat for the first time in his papacy because he is suffering from a cold, has tested negative for coronavirus, the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Tu...
By Reuters in


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