India  /  Published 30.10.21

PM Modi meets Pope Francis

  Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Pope Francis on Saturday and discussed a wide range of issues aimed at making the planet better by fighting climate change and removing poverty during th...
By Our Bureau, PTI in Vatican City

World  /  Published 26.10.21

Biden to meet Pope amid rift over abortion rights

Devout Roman Catholic Joe Biden meets Pope Francis in the Vatican on Friday at a time when the U.S. president is under intense pressure for his conflicted position in the dispute over abortion rights....
By Reuters in Vatican City

World  /  Published 25.07.21

Vatican unveils property holdings

The Vatican released information on its real estate holdings for the first time on Saturday, revealing it owns more than 5,000 properties as part of its most detailed financial disclosures ever. The ...
By Reuters in Vatican City

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 17.03.21

Priests can’t bless gay union: Vatican

The Vatican said on Monday that priests cannot bless same-sex unions and that such blessings are not valid, in a ruling that greatly disappointed gay Catholics who had hoped their Church was becoming ...
By Reuters in Vatican City

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

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 04.08.20

Benedict very ill, says paper

Former Pope Benedict XVI, the first pontiff in 600 years to resign instead of ruling for life, is seriously ill, a German newspaper reported on Monday. The newspaper, Passauer Neue Presse, cited Bened...
By Reuters in Vatican City


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