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Pope Francis Hopes Charity Football Match Deals 'Kick' To Exclusion

Nov 21, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Among the players will be three migrants who arrived in Italy after living in a refugee camp in Lesbos, Greece, and are now being aided by a Roman Catholic charity.

This Year's UN Climate Conference Will Determine Existence Of 'Political Will' To Mitigate Climate Change: Pope Francis

Nov 03, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Relaying his message through a Vatican official, Pope Francis said that this year's UN Climate Summit will determine 'whether there really exists a political will' to mitigate climate change or not.

RSS, Catholic Bishops' Council Welcome PM Modi Meeting Pope Francis In Vatican

The RSS said PM Modi's meeting with Pope Francis was enhancing the prestige of the nation while KCBC said the PM’s decision to invite the pontiff to India was a historic one.

PM Modi Meets Pope Francis In Vatican, Invites Him To India

Oct 30, 2021 Seema Guha

Prime Minister Modi was accompanied by National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and foreign minister S Jaishankar for the meeting with the Pope.

PM Modi Reaches Vatican City For Maiden Meeting With Pope Francis

PM Modi is also the first Indian Prime Minister Francis has met since becoming Pope in 2013.

30 October, 2021

PM Modi To Meet Pope Francis In Vatican Today

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Pope Francis, ahead of the delegation level talks, during which they are expected to discuss global perspectives and Covid-19 pandemic.

29 October, 2021

Joe Biden To Meet Pope Francis To Talk Covid-19, Climate, Poverty

Deutsche Welle

The first stop of his Europe trip for the devout Catholic US president is an audience with the pope, before pressing the case for democratic values and US leadership on climate change at the G20 and COP26 meetings.

28 October, 2021

PM Modi To Meet Pope Francis In Italy During G-20 Summit

Outlook Web Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet Pope Francis during his G-20 summit in Europe, the Catholic Bishop’s body has confirmed.

08 October, 2021

Pope Francis Will Not Attend UN Climate Summit: Vatican

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.

06 October, 2021

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

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.

20 August, 2021

Vatican Urges International Community To Welcome Afghan Refugees Fleeing Taliban Oppression

Associated Press (AP)

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

15 August, 2021

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

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.

11 August, 2021

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

Snigdhendu Bhattacharya

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

Stats Perform

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.

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Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.

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What Is The Future Of The Liberal Arts In Asia?

Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.

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Nagaland To Lakhimpur Kheri: Rights, Regimes And Restitutions in Times Of Turbulence

The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.

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