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Ex-Pope Benedict XVI breaks silence over priest celibacy

Ex-Pope Benedict XVI breaks silence over priest celibacy

Vatican City: Retired Pope Benedict XVI has broken his silence to reaffirm the value of priestly celibacy, co-authoring a bombshell book ...Read More

Pope removes 2 scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Pope removes 2 scandal-hit cardinals from inner circle

Vatican City: Pope Francis has removed two prominent cardinals from his inner circle months after they were tainted by paedophile scandal...Read More

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

Issue of married Catholic priests gains traction under pope

Vatican City: As the Vatican copes with the growing clergy sex abuse scandal and declining number of priests worldwide, it is laying the ...Read More

Pope Francis accepts embattled American archbishop’s resignation

Pope Francis accepts embattled American archbishop’s resignation

Washington: Pope Francis on Friday accepted the resignation of Donald Wuerl, the embattled archbishop of Washington, ending weeks of moun...Read More

Cristiano Ronaldo ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

Cristiano Ronaldo ice-cream and pizza: Ronaldo mania is in full swing

Turin (Italy): An ice-cream flavor in his honor, a pizza named after him, queues to buy his shirt: For some, Cristiano Ronaldo is as impo...Read More

Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

Pope accuses Chile bishops of destroying sex abuse evidence

Vatican City: Pope Francis has accused Chile’s bishops of destroying evidence of sex crimes, pressuring church lawyers to minimise accusa...Read More

Pope Francis wants to tweak the Lord’s Prayer

Pope Francis wants to tweak the Lord’s Prayer

Vatican: The Pope has revealed he wants to change the Lord’s Prayer as he thinks the current version implies that God pushes people towar...Read More

Pope leads open-air mass in Bangladesh; ordains priests

Pope leads open-air mass in Bangladesh; ordains priests

Dhaka: Pope Francis today celebrated a huge open–air mass and ordained 16 Bangladeshi priests on the second day of his historic three-day...Read More

Pope Francis warns Myanmar religious leaders against cultural colonialism

Pope Francis warns Myanmar religious leaders against cultural colonialism

Yangon: Pope Francis, who is on a state visit to Myanmar, met a group of 17 leaders from various religious faiths here on Tuesday, urging...Read More

Pope aide George Pell charged with child sex abuse: police

Pope aide George Pell charged with child sex abuse: police

Sydney: Vatican finance chief Cardinal George Pell was today charged with multiple child sex offences in Australia, police said. Pell, th...Read More

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Pope urges end to Syria ‘horror’ in Easter address

Vatican City : Pope Francis urged an end to “horror and death” in Syria on Sunday as he celebrated the traditional Easter Day mass in Rome.

Pope begs forgiveness for church’s role in Rwanda genocide

Pope begs forgiveness for church’s role in Rwanda genocide

Vatican City: Pope Francis on Monday begged forgiveness for the church’s failures during the 1994 Rwandan Genocide in which close to one ...Read More

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Pope axes Knights chief in condoms row

Vatican City : The head of an ancient Catholic order has resigned after a public row with Pope Francis over the ousting of a top official...Read More

Pope tells women to feel free to breastfeed in church

Pope tells women to feel free to breastfeed in church

Vatican City : Pope Francis encouraged women attending a ceremony in the Sistine Chapel on Sunday to feel free to breastfeed their childr...Read More

Pope hits out at ‘brazen’ free circulation of arms

Pope hits out at ‘brazen’ free circulation of arms

Rome: Pope Francis on Monday hit out at the ‘brazen’ free circulation of arms worldwide, a day after a gunman used an assault rifle to ki...Read More

Hrithik Roshan gets into legal trouble for his ‘Pope’ tweet

Hrithik Roshan gets into legal trouble for his ‘Pope’ tweet

Amidst the ongoing ugly spat between Hrithik Roshan and Kangna Ranaut, Hrithik has landed in legal trouble once again due to his tweet on...Read More

Forced migration tragedy moves Pope to tears

Forced migration tragedy moves Pope to tears

Ciudad Juarez (Mexico) : Pope Francis has decried the “human tragedy” of what he described as “forced migration” worldwide during a huge ...Read More

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Pope denounces ‘cancer’ of exploitation in Italian city

Prato (Italy) : Pope Francis denounced the “cancer” of abusive labour practices during a visit today to the Italian industrial city of Pr...Read More

Pope calls on Cubans to ‘serve’ without ideology

Pope calls on Cubans to ‘serve’ without ideology

Havana :  Cubans must “serve others, not be served by others,” Pope Francis said today in a mass on Havana’s Revolution Square, urging th...Read More

Fort Knox-like security for Pope during US visit

Fort Knox-like security for Pope during US visit

His heavy schedule coincides with 170 leaders descending on the United Nations

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