Nov 28, 2020 08:41 PM IST
The ceremony, known as a consistory, is the seventh of Francis pontificate and once again reflected the Argentine pope's effort to name cardinals from places that have never had them before or whose service to the church he wants to highlight.
- Apr 12, 2020 08:01 AM IST
His only audience is the camera and the 83-year-old Argentine has admitted that the entire experience makes him feel "caged".
- Jul 08, 2017 04:00 PM IST
Pope Francis said today that the G20 summit in Germany "worries" him because of the potential for "very dangerous alliances" among world leaders, with particularly dire consequences for migrants
- Apr 16, 2017 04:19 PM IST
- Jul 30, 2013 12:12 PM IST
Pope Francis said that gays should not be judged or marginalised from the society. However, he reaffirmed the Church teaching that homosexual acts were sinful.
- Mar 17, 2013 12:15 PM IST
The Catholic Church in India expects more representation in Vatican during new Pope Francis' tenure considering the humble background of the first pontiff from Latin America.
- Mar 14, 2013 08:00 PM IST
Pope Francis returned on Thursday to the Church-run residence where he was staying before becoming pontiff, and insisted on paying the bill, despite now effectively being in charge of the business, the Vatican said.
- Mar 14, 2013 03:32 AM IST
Pope Francis will be officially installed as the new leader of the Roman Catholic Church on March 19, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
- Mar 13, 2013 09:01 PM IST
As the world a waits with bated breath for the election of the new Pope, five Indian Roman Catholic Cardinals are part of the secret conclave to elect the Church's 266th pontiff, forming the biggest bloc of electors from a country in Asia.
- Feb 23, 2013 12:19 PM IST
It's not even been three months since his Twitter account was launched with much gusto, but Pope Benedict XVIs presence as @Pontifex is set to end as he...
- Feb 12, 2013 08:22 AM IST
Pope Benedict would not be the meticulous theologian he has always been if he didn't make sure even his shocking resignation - the first by a pontiff in over 700 years - was fully in line with Roman Catholic doctrine.
- Jan 28, 2013 02:40 PM IST
Pope Benedict XVI has taken to social networking and how. The newest Twitter convert has urged Catholics all over the world to use social networking websites
- Dec 25, 2012 10:40 AM IST
Pope Benedict, leading the world's Roman Catholics into Christmas, on Monday urged people to find room for God in their fast-paced lives filled with the latest technological gadgets.
- Dec 13, 2012 05:28 PM IST
Pope Benedict XVI hit the 1 million Twitter follower mark on Wednesday as he sent his first tweet from his new account...
- Sep 29, 2012 03:32 PM IST
Pope Benedict's former butler went on trial on Saturday for using his intimate access to the pope's desk to steal and leak explosive documents in what he said was an attempt to clean up corruption in the Vatican.
- Jul 12, 2012 06:12 PM IST
Paolo Gabriele, Pope Benedict's butler who was arrested in May on charges of leaking sensitive documents, will remain in a Vatican police station "safe room" at least until an investigation ends in a few weeks, the Vatican said on Thursday.
- May 29, 2012 07:36 PM IST
Clerics and pilgrims visiting St Peter's basilica on Tuesday expressed shock over a scandal that has shaken the Vatican and led to the arrest of the pope's butler, fearing it would hurt both the pontiff and the Church