TN’s Devasahayam Pillai to become India’s first layman Saint

Nilakandan went on to learn Tamil and Malayalam, and landed a job at the Travancore Kingdom palace.

published on : 15th May 2022

Pope releases long-awaited reform of Vatican bureaucracy 

The 54-page text, titled 'Praedicate Evanglium,' or 'Proclaiming the Gospel,' replaces the founding constitution 'Pastor Bonus' penned by St.John Paul II in 1988.

published on : 19th March 2022

Pope Francis​ calls Ukraine invasion 'armed aggression'

Speaking to thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday blessing, Francis also said the bombing of hospitals and other civilian targets was barbaric and with 'no valid strategic reason'.

published on : 13th March 2022

Pope offers services to solve Ukraine crisis

On Friday, Pope Francis in an extraordinary step went to the Russian Embassy to the Holy See to meet with the Russian ambassador.

published on : 28th February 2022

Vatican defends Benedict after report faults abuse record

The Holy See's editorial director, Andrea Tornielli, provided the Vatican's first substantial response to the report.

published on : 27th January 2022

Pope Francis' right-hand man tests positive for Covid

The 67-year-old cardinal, who as secretary of state is the Vatican's number two after the pope, was currently in isolation, exhibiting only "mild symptoms," said Vatican spokesman Matteo Bruni.

published on : 18th January 2022

Vatican novelty to start New Year as pope urges adoption

For the first time, a layman and a nun provided the English and Spanish translations of Francis’ weekly catechism lesson rather than a cloaked monsignor, a small but revolutionary change.

published on : 5th January 2022

Pope Francis cites new book 'Veil of Silence' on nun abuse in warning to superiors

The book follows an article on the same topic by the Vatican-approved Jesuit journal La Civilta Cattolica in 2020 and earlier reports in the Vatican's women's magazine about the sexual abuse of nuns.

published on : 12th December 2021

EU draft pulled after Vatican complains Christmas 'cancelled'

Italian conservatives had voiced outrage about the document, claiming among other things that it was cancelling Christmas.

published on : 1st December 2021

Canonisation of Devasahayam Pillai to be held in Vatican in May 2022

The canonisation of Blessed Lazarus, popularly known as Devasahayam Pillai who was a Catholic for just seven years, will be held at the Vatican on May 15, 2022.

published on : 11th November 2021

Vatican sends message of interreligious solidarity on Diwali

The statement comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called on Pope Francis in Vatican City.

published on : 30th October 2021

G20 Summit: PM Modi meets Pope Francis, discusses climate change, Covid

PM Modi was accompanied by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and External Affairs Minister (EAM) Dr S Jaishankar.

published on : 30th October 2021

US President Joe Biden at Vatican to talk climate, poverty with Pope Francis

No live pictures or video of the meeting was expected, due to last-minute Vatican restrictions on press access.

published on : 29th October 2021

Pope decries attacks in Norway, Afghanistan and England

Norway, Afghanistan and England have all witnessed fatal acts of violence recently.

published on : 17th October 2021

Europe court rejects case seeking to blame Vatican for abuse

The European Court of Human Rights dismissed a case brought by 24 people who said they were victims of abusive priests in Belgium.

published on : 12th October 2021
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