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 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.
- Jul 05, 2021 11:41 AM IST
The 487-page indictment request capped a two-year investigation that exposed how the Vatican had lost millions of euros — much of it donations from the faithful — in fees to brokers, bad investments and other questionable expenses. Beyond that, prosecutors allege a variety of charges against the defendants, including extortion, embezzlement, abuse of office and corruption.
- May 25, 2021 01:21 PM IST
Here’s what you need to know about the next popemobile.
- 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.
- Oct 28, 2020 05:24 PM IST
While Francis' lung condition could explain his reluctance to wear a mask, there has been no comment from the Vatican about why protocol officials allow other people to get close to him without donning face protection.
- Aug 27, 2018 10:33 AM IST
In a detailed 11-page bombshell statement given to conservative Roman Catholic media outlets during the pope's visit to Ireland, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano accused a long list of current and past Vatican and US Church officials of covering up the case of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, who resigned last month in disgrace.
- Aug 18, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Catholics in China are split between those in "underground" communities that recognise the Pope and those from Catholic Patriotic Association where bishops are appointed by the government in collaboration with local Church communities.
- Jul 28, 2018 06:59 PM IST
McCarrick, 88, is one of the most prominent American cardinals active on the international stage and the charges make him one of the most high-profile Catholic leaders to face abuse claims.
- May 18, 2018 08:15 AM IST
A major document written by two key Holy See departments appeared to take aim at plans to further de-regulate markets in some countries, such as the United States, where President Donald Trump wants to loosen strict banking rules enacted after the 2008 financial crisis.
- Mar 15, 2016 05:34 PM IST
The move comes 19 years after the death of the missionary nun who dedicated most of her adult life to working with the poor of Kolkata.
- Jan 25, 2016 06:41 PM IST
Rouhani, eager for foreign investment after the lifting of international sanctions, started the four-day trip to France and Italy on Monday. The trip was originally planned for November but postponed by the attacks in Paris.
- Jun 17, 2013 12:03 PM IST
Wearing black boots, jackets and vests, the tattooed Harley-Davidson riders stuck out among the nuns, priests, school children and shorts-wearing tourists at an open-air Mass in St. Peter's square.
- May 23, 2013 12:09 PM IST
The Financial Intelligence Authority - Vatican's financial body is investigating possible money laundering in Institute for Works of Religion (IOR), dubbed the world's most secretive bank by Forbes magazine
- May 01, 2013 01:50 PM IST
Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis on Tuesday to visit Israel, at his first meeting with the new pontiff who has appealed for peace in the Middle-East.
- Mar 18, 2013 05:33 PM IST
The Vaticans precious books are all set to get a new age makeover with the digitisation of the entire Apostolic Library. The process will take a whopping nine years...
- 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 12:32 PM IST
Elated and proud Argentines wept for joy and packed the Buenos Aires cathedral to celebrate the stunning election of the former Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as Pope Francis.
- 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 11, 2013 05:00 PM IST
Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will resign on February 28, the first pontiff to do so in nearly 600 years.
- 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 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...