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Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

Oct 08, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni said the Vatican delegation would be led by the secretary of state, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who acts as the prime minister of the Holy See.

Pope Expresses 'Shame' For Child Sexual Abuse Within Clergy In France

Oct 06, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The pope spoke during his regular audience at the Vatican about a report released Tuesday that estimated some 330,000 French children were abused by clergy and other church authority figures dating back to 1950.

Vatican Urges International Community To Welcome Afghan Refugees Fleeing Taliban Oppression

In a front-page article in the Friday edition of L'Osservatore Romano, deputy editor Gaetano Vallini said the West was obliged to urgently remedy the situation with concrete action and welcome refugees

As Taliban Fighters Sweep Across War-Torn Afghanistan, Pope Francis Calls For Peace

Aug 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Pope Francis spoke as the Taliban entered the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan capital, and said they were awaiting a 'peaceful transfer' of the city.

Mamata Invited To World Peace Conference Alongside Pope Francis, German Chancellor Merkel

The conference is scheduled to be held in October this year in Italy’s Rome.

14 July, 2021

Pope Francis Seen Leaving Hospital 10 Days After Surgery

Associated Press (AP)

On July 4, Pope Francis was admitted to the hospital for serious intestinal surgery. On July 4, Francis had half of his colon removed to treat a severe constriction of his large intestine, his first major operation since becoming Pope in 2013.

13 July, 2021

Pope Francis Set To Return To Vatican From Hospital Soon

Associated Press (AP)

Pope Francis was admitted to the hospital for major intestinal surgery on 4th July.

10 January, 2021

Citing Ethical Reasons, Pope Says He Will Receive Covid-19 Vaccine Next Week

Associated Press (AP)

‘Its an ethical option, because you are playing with not just your health and life, but also with the lives of others,’ the Pope said while urging everyone to get the Covid-19 vaccine

02 January, 2021

Diego Maradona Was A Poet And A Great Champion – Pope Francis

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Pope Francis has recalled meeting Diego Maradona, who he described as a 'poet', though he conceded the Argentina great was a 'fragile man'

13 October, 2019

Pope Francis Elevates Kerala-Born Nun Mariam Thresia To Sainthood

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The nun from Kerala was canonised along with English Cardinal John Henry Newman, Swiss laywoman Marguerite Bays, Brazilian Sister Dulce Lopes and Italian Sister Giuseppina Vannini.

10 October, 2019

Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of New York Bishop After Abuse Claims

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New York's Bishop John Jenik was suspended in 2018 pending a Church investigation into the alleged assault, which reportedly took place in the 1980s while the American was pastor of a Bronx parish.

09 May, 2019

Pope Francis Introduces New Vatican Law On Mandatory Reporting Of Sexual Abuse In Catholic Church

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Under the new measure, every diocese around the world is obliged by June 2020 to create a system for the reporting of sexual abuse by clerics, the use of child pornography and cover-ups of abuse.

06 February, 2019

Pope Francis Admits Priests, Bishops Sexually Abused Nuns

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The papal admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican's women's magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns, leaving them feeling forced to have abortions or raise children not recognised by their priest fathers.

03 February, 2019

Pope Francis Urges Politicians To Safegaurd Rights Of The Unborn

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Pope Francis is urging politicians of all faiths to safeguard the rights of the unborn and is exhorting abortion opponents to also assure that children are born into a world where they can live with dignity.

01 February, 2019

When The Pope And The Grand Imam Embrace Each Other

Shajahan Madampat

In the history of the papacy, it is the first-ever visit by a Pope to the Arabian Peninsula, where Islam was born.

09 October, 2018

Kim Jong Un Invites Pope Francis To Visit North Korea

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South Korean President Moon Jae-in will have an audience with the Pope during a visit to the Vatican from October 17 to 18.

19 August, 2018

Pope Francis Calls On International Community To Help Kerala Flood Victims

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Pope Francis prayed for the victims of the flooding at St Peter’s Square

13 March, 2018

What’s Common Between Modi, Rahul And The Pope? Almost 60% Of Their Twitter Followers Are Fake

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51% of Kejriwal’s twitter followers are fake, while Rahul Gandhi emerges as the winner here with 69% fake followers.

Photo Gallery

Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and others during the National Inter-religious Conference, organised by the Lokmat media group to celebrate the golden jubilee year of its Nagpur edition, in Nagpur.

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Pakistan's cricket captain Babar Azam, left, and Mohammad Rizwan celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan runs to celebrate their victory in the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi

Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, centre, hugs Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan after Pakistan won the the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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India's Mohammed Shami reacts after he was hit by three consecutive boundaries during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan in Dubai, UAE.

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