Pope Francis

Hearing Canada Indigenous schools abuse horror like being 'slapped': Pope Francis

Many Indigenous children were abused at the Catholic-run schools, thousands are believed to have died of disease, malnutrition or neglect in what Francis said after his Canada trip was 'genocide'.

published on : 3rd August 2022

'Not strange, not a catastrophe, You can change the pope': Pope 

“I’ll try to continue to do the trips and be close to people because I think it’s a way of servicing, being close. But more than this, I can’t say,” he said on Saturday.

published on : 30th July 2022

Treatment of Indigenous at Canadian residential schools cultural 'genocide': Pope

Francis said he repeatedly condemned the system that severed family ties and attempted to impose new cultural beliefs as "catastrophic" to generations of Indigenous peoples.

published on : 30th July 2022

Pope apologises for 'evil' Christians committed in Canada's indigenous residential schools

Ottawa has admitted that physical and sexual abuse was rampant at the schools, with students beaten for speaking their native languages.

published on : 26th July 2022

Canadian indigenous school abuse: Pope set for historic apology in Alberta's Maskwacis

Pope Francis will pause at the sites of the Ermineskin Indian Residential school and nearby cemetery before speaking in a large open area to school survivors, their relatives and other supporters.

published on : 25th July 2022

Pope Francis denies resignation rumours

In a recent interview, he had repeated his often-stated position that he might resign someday if failing health made it impossible for him to run the Church.

published on : 4th July 2022

Pope Francis appoints first cardinal from Amazon rainforest

For observers of the church, it will come as no surprise that Francis has finally named an Amazonian cardinal, given the importance the region has had for his papacy and the attention he has shown it.

published on : 1st July 2022

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi receives Communion in Vatican despite abortion stance

Pelosi’s home archbishop in San Francisco, had said that he will no longer allow her to receive the sacrament in his archdiocese because of her support for abortion rights.

published on : 29th June 2022

Amid row over meeting Pope, Naveen Patnaik visits Sheikh Zayed mosque in Abu Dhabi

Patnaik, who is on an 11-day foreign tour, had met Pope Francis on June 22, with the saffron party questioning his intention of meeting the Catholic Church head.

published on : 28th June 2022

Naveen meets Pope, presents ‘Tree of life’ painting

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday met Pope Francis in the Vatican City and presented him a pattachitra, an ancient cloth based scroll painting unique to Odisha.

published on : 23rd June 2022

Naveen Patnaik gets privilege denied to Mamata, may meet Pope in Vatican

The Centre had last year denied permission to Mamata Banerjee to attend a conference in Rome. This is Patnaik’s first international visit in the last 10 years and the second since he took over as CM.

published on : 7th June 2022

Pope Francis fuels new speculation on future of pontificate 

Those rumours gained steam last week when Francis announced a consistory to create 21 new cardinals scheduled for August 27.

published on : 5th June 2022

Pope names 21 new cardinals, from India, Mongolia, elsewhere

Francis read out his choices at the end of his traditional Sunday greetings to the public in St. Peter's Square.

published on : 29th May 2022

Devasahayam Pillai 1st Indian layman to be canonised

A decade after he was declared blessed, Devasahayam Pillai was conferred sainthood by Pope Francis at the Vatican around 2.30pm on Sunday.

published on : 16th May 2022

Pope Francis says war in Ukraine is barbarous 

Pope Francis says Russia's war in Ukraine is particularly 'barbarous' given that it involves Christians killing fellow Christians in a scandal that should drive the faithful toward unity.

published on : 6th May 2022

Pope urges peace for Ukraine in this 'Easter of war'

"May there be peace for war-torn Ukraine, so sorely tried by the violence and destruction of the cruel and senseless war into which it was dragged," the pontiff said.

published on : 17th April 2022

After Pope's letter, Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese to decide on their stand Tuesday

The statement also said there were other underlying factors behind the decision apart from canonical and legal factors.

published on : 3rd April 2022

Pope Francis arrives in Malta; Migration, Ukraine war top his agenda

Francis is likely to encourage Europe’s embrace of Ukrainian refugees while also urging countries to extend the same welcome to migrants coming from Libya and elsewhere.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Pope's letter urges Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese to adhere to synodal decision

Pope also pointed out that the Archdiocese had chosen a path to continue following the particular liturgical form marking isolation from the rest of the Church.

published on : 2nd April 2022

Adhere to synodal decision, Pope urges Ernakulam-Angamaly Archeparchy in letter

Pope Francis has urged the Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly to adhere to the ‘synodal decision concerning the form of celebration of the Holy Qurbana by Easter 2022’.

published on : 2nd April 2022
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