08 Mar 2021
After whirlwind historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome
Pope Francis on Monday wrapped up his historic whirlwind Iraq tour that sought to bring hope to the country's marginalized Christian minority with messages of coexistence, forgiveness, and peace.
18 Feb 2021
Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican
Pope Francis presided over a pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday service, with reduced participation of the faithful and a revised rite to reduce the chance of infection as the virus and its variants continue to spread through Italy.
11 Jan 2021
Women can read at Mass, but can't be priests: Pope
Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly allow women to do more things during Mass while reaffirming they cannot be priests.
31 Dec 2020
Bill legalizing abortion passed in Pope's native Argentina
Argentina on Wednesday became the largest nation in Latin America to legalize elective abortion, a triumph for a feminist movement that overcame a last-minute appeal by Pope Francis to his compatriots.
25 Dec 2020
Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere
On Thursday, Bethlehem ushered in Christmas Eve with a stream of joyous marching bands and the triumphant arrival of the top Catholic clergyman, but few people were there to greet them due to the pandemic induced restrictions that dampened celebrations in the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
30 Oct 2020
France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence
A knife-wielding attacker beheaded a woman and killed two others at a church in Nice, France, on Thursday, evoking anger and disbelief in the European country, and condemnation globally.
20 Aug 2020
QAnon: What is it and how did it originate?
Recently, there has been a lot of talk around QAnon after Twitter started banning thousands of accounts of users tweeting about it.
20 Sep 2019
Howdy Modi? Rains wreak havoc in Houston before PM's mega-event
The stage is all set in Houston, United States, to welcome Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an unprecedented event.
17 Sep 2019
Will meet Narendra Modi and Imran Khan soon: Donald Trump
On Monday, United States President Donald Trump said that he will soon meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan.
16 Sep 2019
Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston
United States President Donald Trump will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's mega event in Houston, Texas, on September 22, the White House confirmed on Sunday.
01 Sep 2019
Pope Francis rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in lift
The crowd gathered outside the Apostolic Palace for the Sunday Angelus cheered louder than usual as Pope Francis appeared at the window on Sunday.
04 Apr 2019
Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record
Britain's royal couple, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle launched their Instagram account, 'sussexroyal', on April 2, and in less than six hours they crossed the 10 lakh followers' mark.
13 Mar 2019
Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse
Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison by an Australian court for the "callous" assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s.
24 Feb 2019
Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits
A top Catholic cardinal admitted yesterday that Church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed in a move which allowed pedophiles to prey on others.
06 Feb 2019
In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns
Amid widespread allegations that the Vatican emboldened sexual predators by turning a blind eye to survivor stories, Pope Francis on Tuesday acknowledged that nuns were sexually abused by priests and bishops and that he was committed to solving this problem.
24 Dec 2018
Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared
On Saturday, giant waves crashed the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra killing 281 and injuring 1,016. But the woes of the locals are far from over as weather officials have warned more deadly tsunamis could strike the coasts.
06 Dec 2018
PM Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known to be a charming and influential personality among the world leaders, has emerged as the most popular global leader on Instagram with 15.5 million followers.
03 Dec 2018
Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate
In what makes for his clearest statement on homosexuality, Pope Francis has asked homosexual clergy to leave priesthood if they cannot remain celibate.
28 Nov 2018
TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here
The voting for the TIME Person of the Year 2018 is open, and of all contenders, South Korean boy band BTS is leading the readers' poll right now with 10% of total votes - 3% higher than the Thai Cave divers who rescued trapped children.
19 Nov 2018
California wildfire: Death-toll rises to 77; search for victims continues
Authorities say one more set of human remains has been found, bringing the total number killed in the devastating California wildfire to 77.
03 Sep 2018
Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has apologized to former US President Barack Obama for calling him a "son of a whore" in 2016, which sparked a new low in their nations' long alliance.
17 Jun 2018
Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession
Speaking off-the-cuff at a meeting, Pope Francis on Saturday likened abortions to the Nazi obsession with "pure race," and said children should be accepted as they are since they are God's gift.
29 Apr 2018
British-toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents fought hospital in court, dies
23-month-old British toddler Alfie Evans, who was at the centre of a long legal battle between the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool and his parents Tom Evans and Kate James, died on Saturday.
04 Apr 2018
Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a foul-mouthed attack on the UN Human Rights Chief, calling him "empty-headed" in a row over international criticism of Philippines leader's deadly drug-war.
09 Jan 2018
Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'
Pope Francis is renowned for propagating a modern way of thinking that often goes against the traditions of the Roman Catholic Church.
28 Dec 2017
Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man
Donald Trump might have clinched victory in the US presidential elections, but his predecessor is still the most admired man in America.
25 Dec 2017
Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'
Speaking on Christmas eve at St.Peter's Basilica in Vatican, Pope Francis urged Roman Catholics to not turn a blind eye to the plight of millions of refugees around the world.
27 Nov 2017
Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar
Pope Francis has arrived in Myanmar at a time when the country faces widespread allegations of ethnic cleansing.
27 Oct 2017
Pope Francis calls NASA's expedition 53 crew; discusses life, philosophy
The crew of NASA's Expedition 53 got a special call in the middle of their workday on Thursday - from Pope Francis.
06 Oct 2017
ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, known as ICAN, has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for 2017. An announcement was made today in Oslo, Norway.
28 Sep 2017
Kerala priest released from IS captivity in Yemen meets Modi
Father Tom Uzhunnalil met PM Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and thanked them for their support.
12 Sep 2017
Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil abducted by IS rescued
On 12th Sep, Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil, who was abducted by the IS from Yemen in 2016, was rescued, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj said.
29 Jul 2017
Charlie Gard dies after battling for 11 months
Charlie Gard, the baby who had been at the center of a high-profile court battle passed away on 28th July.
25 Jul 2017
Pope Francis shuts Vatican's famed fountains due to drought
A prolonged drought in several parts of Italy has prompted the Vatican to shut off its famous fountains.
27 May 2017
Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians
The Egyptian military has launched airstrikes against "terrorist training camps" in neighboring Libya in retaliation to an attack on Coptic Christians.
24 May 2017
Trump says meeting Pope Francis was "an honor"
US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican.
24 Apr 2017
'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists
In some bizarre comments, Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced he can be "50 times" more brutal than terrorists, and he could even "eat his liver".
04 Mar 2017
Chef Vikas Khanna wows Queen Elizabeth with rare book
Chef Vikas Khanna presented Britain's Queen Elizabeth with a copy of his limited-edition 1200-page, 16-kg tome 'Utsav' which celebrates the history and diversity of Indian cuisine.
10 Feb 2017
May lambasts Trump's immigration order
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she disagreed with US President Donald Trump's immigration policy, calling it "wrong". She clarified that Britain would not adopt a similar policy.
02 Feb 2017
Vatican "concerned" about Trump's wall, travel ban
The Holy See's number three, Monsignor Angelo Becciu today voiced concern over Donald Trump's executive orders of building a wall and suspending immigration.