Pope Francis

Pope Francis reverses Pope Benedict XVI's decision, reimposes restrictions on Latin Mass

The pope's action immediately created an uproar among traditionalists already opposed to Francis’ more progressive bent and still nostalgic for Benedict’s doctrinaire papacy.

published on : 16th July 2021

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery colon surgery

Pope Francis, 84, stopped at St. Mary Major Basilica to give thanks for the success of the operation and pray for others before returning home, the Vatican said.

published on : 14th July 2021

Pope Francis seen leaving hospital 10 days after surgery

The Vatican had originally said Francis could be discharged last weekend, but later said he would stay a few days extra for further recovery and rehabilitation therapy.

published on : 14th July 2021

Pope to spend a few more days in Rome hospital after surgery

Surgeons removed half of Francis’ colon on July 4 for what doctors said was a severe narrowing of the large intestine.

published on : 12th July 2021

Pope to deliver Sunday blessing from Rome hospital, says Vatican

It said his treatment and recovery at Gemelli Hospital was proceeding as planned.

published on : 9th July 2021

Pope Francis eats breakfast, takes walk two days after surgery

Francis, 84, underwent three hours of surgery Sunday to remove half of his colon after he suffered a narrowing of the large intestine.

published on : 6th July 2021

Pope Francis goes to Rome hospital for intestinal surgery

A week earlier, Pope Francis had used his same Sunday appearance to ask the public for special prayers for himself, which, in hindsight, might have hinted at the planned surgery.

published on : 4th July 2021

Vatican suppresses Italy group, determines revelations fake

The dissolution of the Apostolic Movement is the latest move taken by Pope Francis to crack down on local-level religious orders and Catholic movements.

published on : 3rd July 2021

Pope rejects German bishop's offer to quit over abuse

The stunning decision came after the church in Germany, like in many places elsewhere, was shaken by allegations of wide-ranging abuse by clergymen against minors.

published on : 10th June 2021

New Vatican law criminalizes abuse of adults, even by laity

The law recognizes that adults, too, can be victimized by priests who abuse their authority, and said that laypeople in church offices can be punished for abusing minors as well as adults.

published on : 1st June 2021

Turkey President Erdogan urges Pope to back sanctions on Israel

Erdogan also renewed a call for the international community to take concrete steps to show Israel the "dissuasive reaction and lesson it deserves."

published on : 17th May 2021

Pope Francis urges peace, unity during special Mass for Myanmar

A few hundred people, many of them students and religious sisters from Myanmar, joined Francis in St.Peter's Basilica for the service.

published on : 16th May 2021

Pope raises alarm about Italy's precariously low birthrate

Italy last year recorded 404,000 live births, the lowest number since its unification in 1861, worsening a steady decline that has already made Italy's fertility rate one of the lowest in Europe. 

published on : 14th May 2021

Pope celebrates mass of 'mercy' with prisoners, refugees

The service was held in a church just off St Peter's Square, in front of a reduced congregation of about 80 people, due to coronavirus restrictions. 

published on : 11th April 2021

Pope opens final Holy Week services, skips Last Supper rite

The Vatican didn’t explain why the dean of the College of Cardinals, Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, would preside instead over the Vatican's main Holy Thursday afternoon service.

published on : 1st April 2021
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