Jan 05, 2022 07:21 PM IST
Pope Francis added that having pets and not kids is a practice that 'diminishes us, takes away our humanity'.
- Nov 02, 2021 04:31 PM IST
The overly-touted domestic electoral importance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi meeting Pope Francis needs to be put in perspective: since Independence, every decade, barring a few, either the Pope has visited India or an Indian Prime Minister has met the Pope at The Vatican
- Oct 30, 2021 07:56 PM IST
Modi explained to the 84-year-old Pontiff that the candelabra was specially made and the book is on climate change, an issue close to the Pope.
- Oct 30, 2021 04:47 PM IST
Modi extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit India at an early date, "which was accepted with pleasure", the MEA said.
- Oct 30, 2021 02:09 PM IST
PM Modi meets Pope Francis: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at San Damaso courtyard in The Vatican for a private audience with the Pope on October 30, 2021
- Oct 30, 2021 01:03 PM IST
At the Vatican, PM Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.
- Oct 30, 2021 09:37 AM IST
"The Prime Minister will have a separate call. He will be meeting his Holiness on a one-on-one basis. And that could, after a certain period of time, be followed up by delegation-level talks," Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla told reporters on Friday while briefing the details of the Prime Minister’s engagements in Italy.
- Oct 28, 2021 08:36 PM IST
During his visit to Italy, PM Modi will also Pope Francis and Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his visit to Vatican City.
- Sep 12, 2021 03:13 PM IST
'I think of the threat of antisemitism still lurking in Europe and elsewhere. This is a fuse that must not be allowed to burn. And the best way to defuse it is to work together, positively, and to promote fraternity,' the pontiff said.
- Aug 15, 2021 04:37 PM IST
Francis made the appeal in his noon address as Taliban insurgents entered the capital Kabul and the United States evacuated diplomats from its embassy by helicopter.
- Aug 11, 2021 07:26 PM IST
The pope gestured with his free hand as if the caller could see him - a common impulse for many people when talking on the phone - while he held the device to his left ear with his other hand.
- Jul 24, 2021 09:59 PM IST
The information was contained in two documents, a consolidated financial statement for 2020 for the Holy See and the first-ever public budget for the Administration of the Patrimony of the Holy See (APSA).
- Jul 12, 2021 11:20 AM IST
After delivering the Angelus prayer, Pope Francis said that last week, his prayers had been "aimed at Haiti," recognizing the assassination July 7 of President Jovenel Moïse and the wounding of his wife, Martine.
- Jul 07, 2021 06:33 PM IST
The Vatican spokesman, Matteo Bruni, said the 84-year-old pope was continuing to eat regularly following Sunday's surgery to remove half his colon, and that intravenous therapy had been suspended.
- Jun 06, 2021 05:09 PM IST
The discovery last month of the remains of the children at the Kamloops Indian Residential School in British Columbia, which closed in 1978, has reopened old wounds and is fuelling outrage in Canada about the lack of information and accountability.
- May 25, 2021 01:21 PM IST
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- Mar 28, 2021 04:39 PM IST
Francis traditionally leads a Palm Sunday procession through St. Peter's Square and then celebrates an outdoor Mass for tens of thousands of faithful.
- Mar 06, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Pope Francis' visit to Iraq is an effort to comfort the country's ancient but dwindling Christian community and deepen his dialogue with other faiths. During an interfaith service in southern Iraq, the pope said that freedom of conscience and religion were "fundamental rights" that should be recognised everywhere.
- Mar 05, 2021 07:13 PM IST
Pope Francis also called for Christians to have a more prominent role in public life in Iraq, "as citizens with full rights, freedoms and responsibilities"
- Mar 05, 2021 12:35 PM IST
Iraq is deploying thousands of additional security personnel to protect Pope Francis during the visit, which comes after a spate of rocket and suicide bomb attacks raised fears for the Catholic leader's safety.
- Jan 24, 2021 07:47 PM IST
The 84-year-old pope delivered the address while standing in the Vatican library despite a renewed flare-up of a sciatica condition that causes pain in his legs and forced him to miss three events on Sunday and Monday.
- Jan 10, 2021 11:41 AM IST
In an interview for the TG5 newscast expected to air Sunday evening, Pope Francis called on everyone to get the vaccine against COVID-19.
- Jan 02, 2021 08:33 PM IST
Francis is a big soccer fan and met Maradona, who died in November, several times after becoming pope in 2013.
- Dec 21, 2020 07:25 PM IST
Francis stressed that “crisis” isn’t the same as “conflict,” with crises in the church offering an opportunity for renewal but conflicts just “a waste of energy and occasion for evil.”
- Dec 07, 2020 06:52 PM IST
A Vatican source said one of the aims of the trip was to comfort Christians who, amid wars and conflicts, have been forced to flee from Iraq and other Middle Eastern countries.