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Pope Francis Accepts Resignation Of New York Bishop After Abuse Claims

Oct 10, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

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

May 09, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

Pope Francis Admits Priests, Bishops Sexually Abused Nuns

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.

Pope Francis Urges Politicians To Safegaurd Rights Of The Unborn

Feb 03, 2019 Outlook Web Bureau

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.

When The Pope And The Grand Imam Embrace Each Other

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

Outlook Web Bureau

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

10 March, 2017

Church Could Consider Married Men As Priests, Said Pope

Outlook Web Bureau

However, he did not stress on the doing away with the church's most stringent celibacy rule.

25 September, 2015

'Why Are Deadly Weapons Being Sold?'

Pope Francis

Pope Francis became the first pontiff in history to address a joint session of the US Congress. A full text of the speech he delivered to the gathering.

15 July, 2015

'Once Capital Becomes An Idol, It Ruins Society'

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Pope Francis' speech at the Second World Meeting of the Popular Movements in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

15 July, 2015

The Emerging Phenomenon Of Religious Environmentalism

Mary Evelyn Tucker

An encyclical is the highest-level teaching document in the Catholic Church, and this is the first in 2000 years concerned with the environment.

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.

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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.

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

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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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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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