Articles about Pope Francis

PM invites Pope Francis to India during meet in Vatican

30 Oct 2021

India
PM invites Pope Francis to India during meet in Vatican

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met Pope Francis in Vatican City and invited him to visit India.

Pope Francis discharged from hospital ten days after surgery

14 Jul 2021

World
Pope Francis discharged from hospital ten days after surgery

Pope Francis was seen leaving the hospital on Wednesday, ten days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon.

After whirlwind historic visit, Pope leaves Iraq for Rome

08 Mar 2021

World
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.

Pope celebrates pandemic-aware Ash Wednesday at Vatican

18 Feb 2021

World
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.

Women can read at Mass, but can't be priests: Pope

11 Jan 2021

World
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.

Bill legalizing abortion passed in Pope's native Argentina

31 Dec 2020

World
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.

Coronavirus dampens Christmas joy in Bethlehem and elsewhere

25 Dec 2020

World
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.

France round-up: Attack flayed globally, Malaysia's ex-PM justifies violence

30 Oct 2020

World
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.

QAnon: What is it and how did it originate?

20 Aug 2020

World
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.

Howdy Modi? Rains wreak havoc in Houston before PM's mega-event

20 Sep 2019

World
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.

Will meet Narendra Modi and Imran Khan soon: Donald Trump

17 Sep 2019

World
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.

Howdy Modi: Trump to attend PM's mega event in Houston

16 Sep 2019

World
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.

Pope Francis rescued by firefighters after getting stuck in lift

01 Sep 2019

World
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.

Prince Harry and Meghan launch Instagram account, break followers' record

04 Apr 2019

World
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.

Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse

13 Mar 2019

World
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.

Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits

24 Feb 2019

World
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.

In a first, Pope Francis acknowledges bishops sexually abused nuns

06 Feb 2019

World
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.

Indonesia: Tsunami kills 281, injures 1016; more deadly waves feared

24 Dec 2018

World
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.

PM Modi is the most followed world leader on Instagram

06 Dec 2018

India
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.

Pope tells gay priests to leave, if can't be celibate

03 Dec 2018

World
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.

TIME Person of the Year 2018 voting opened: Details here

28 Nov 2018

World
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.

California wildfire: Death-toll rises to 77; search for victims continues

19 Nov 2018

World
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.

Philippine leader Rodrigo Duterte apologizes for cursing Obama

03 Sep 2018

World
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.

Pope Francis compares abortion to the Nazis' 'purity' obsession

17 Jun 2018

World
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.

British-toddler Alfie Evans, whose parents fought hospital in court, dies

29 Apr 2018

World
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.

Philippines: President Duterte calls UN Human Rights Chief "empty-headed"

04 Apr 2018

World
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.

Pope to mothers: 'Feel free to breastfeed in Sistine Chapel'

09 Jan 2018

World
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.

Barack Obama defeats Donald Trump as America's most admired man

28 Dec 2017

World
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.

Pope Francis on Christmas: 'Consider the plight of migrants'

25 Dec 2017

World
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.

Why Pope Francis faces a tricky trip to Myanmar

27 Nov 2017

World
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.

Pope Francis calls NASA's expedition 53 crew; discusses life, philosophy

27 Oct 2017

World
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.

ICAN, campaign against nuclear weapons, wins 2017 Nobel Peace Prize

06 Oct 2017

World
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.

Kerala priest released from IS captivity in Yemen meets Modi

28 Sep 2017

India
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.

Kerala priest Tom Uzhunnalil abducted by IS rescued

12 Sep 2017

India
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.

Charlie Gard dies after battling for 11 months

29 Jul 2017

World
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.

Pope Francis shuts Vatican's famed fountains due to drought

25 Jul 2017

World
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.

Egypt strikes terror camps after attack on Coptic Christians

27 May 2017

World
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.

Trump says meeting Pope Francis was "an honor"

24 May 2017

World
Trump says meeting Pope Francis was "an honor"

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis during his visit to the Vatican.

'I'll eat his liver': Philippines President Duterte on terrorists

24 Apr 2017

World
'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".

Chef Vikas Khanna wows Queen Elizabeth with rare book

04 Mar 2017

Entertainment
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.