Pope Francis
World  /  Published 12.01.21

Women can read Mass, says Pope

Pope Francis changed church law Monday to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass, while continuing to affirm that they cannot be priests. Francis amended the law to formalise and instit...
By AP via PTI in Rome

Sports  /  Published 03.01.21

Diego Maradona, a poet who was also fragile

Pope Francis has hailed fellow Argentine Diego Maradona as a “poet” on the pitch, but also acknowledged his frailty away from the sport. In a wide-ranging interview with Italian sports da...
By Reuters in Rome

World  /  Published 01.01.21

Pope to skip event after sciatica flare-up

Pope Francis will not lead New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day services because of a flare-up of his sciatica condition, which causes pain in his right leg, the Vatican said on Thursday. It...
By Reuters in Vatican City

Opinion  /  Published 30.10.20

New twist: Bimal Gurung resurfaces

Sir — The resurfacing of Bimal Gurung, the founder of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, and his decision to extend support to the chief minister of Bengal may have serious ramifications for the politi...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 26.10.20

Pope names first black priest as cardinal

Pope Francis met the Spanish Prime Minister on Saturday at the Vatican, which has had a rash of Covid-19 infections confirmed in recent days, but neither man used a face a mask during the public part ...
By Reuters, AP in Vatican City


World  /  Published 22.10.20

Pope endorses same-sex union

Pope Francis endorsed same-sex civil unions for the first time as pope while being interviewed for the feature-length documentary Francesco, which premiered on Wednesday at the Rome Film Festival. Th...
By AP via PTI in Rome

World  /  Published 21.10.20

Pope in mask for first time at function

Pope Francis wore a mask for the first time at a public function on Tuesday when he and other religious leaders attended a prayer service for peace around the world. The pope wore a white mask during...
By Reuters in Rome

World  /  Published 13.07.20

Pope Francis pained by Hagia Sophia shift

Pope Francis said on Sunday he was hurt by Turkey’s decision to make Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia museum a mosque, the latest religious leader to condemn the move. “My thoughts go to Ist...
By Reuters in Vatican City

India  /  Published 13.10.19

Indian nun Mariam Thresia declared saint

The Vatican has rejected an appeal filed by a Kerala nun who was expelled from her congregation after she came out in support of a nun who was allegedly raped by a bishop.Sister Lucy Kalappura from th...
By PTI in Vatican

World  /  Published 06.10.19

Pope to Church leaders: Be open to change

 Pope Francis appealed to conservatives on Sunday not to be bound by the status quo as he opened an assembly of bishops to discuss the future of the Roman Catholic Church in the Amazon, including...
By Reuters in Vatican


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