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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

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

Russia-Ukraine conflict: Pope Francis slams war as 'sacrilege,' 'repugnant'

In some of his strongest words yet since Russia’s invasion, Francis on Sunday told thousands of people in St. Peter’s Square that every day brings more atrocities in what is a “senseless massacre.”

published on : 20th March 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

Christian-Muslim peace initiative: Biden joins Pope, Sunni Imam in calling for 'human fraternity'

The Vatican released a statement from Biden marking the International Day of Human Fraternity, a U.N.-designated celebration of interfaith and multicultural understanding.

published on : 4th February 2022

Pope Francis calls for day of prayer for peace in Ukraine 

Pope Francis called for a day of prayer for peace on Wednesday so that political talks may focus on human brotherhood instead of partisan interests.

published on : 23rd 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

Pope’s comments on 'pets over babies' get Christians in Kerala talking

Pope Francis’ description of people’s preference for pets over babies as “selfish and denial of parenthood” has been a topic of debate on social media across the globe.

published on : 8th January 2022
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