Cardinal

  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse 22-03-2014 11:00 PM

    Pope Francis on Saturday named a woman molested by a priest as a child to be part of a core group to help the Catholic Church fight the clerical sexual abuse of minors that has haunted it for over two decades The first eight members - four women and four...
  • Prayers, church bells herald Christmas in Mumbai 25-12-2013 01:50 PM

    Mumbai: With the chimes of church bells, moving midnight mass, earnest prayers and warm greetings early on Wednesday, Mumbai celebrated Christmas. Archbishop of Mumbai, Cardinal Oswald Gracias led the midnight mass at the Holy Name Cathedral till past 2 am on Wednesday as early morning winter chill started settling over...
  • Little boy sits in Pope's chair, steals the show 31-10-2013 02:09 PM

    Vatican City: Pope Francis was delivering a homily but a little boy stole the show. Francis was speaking in St. Peter's Square about the important role grandparents play when a little boy walked up behind him and confidently climbed up and sat down on the pontiff's white chair. The Vatican...
  • West Bengal: Journey of vegetable vendor to global art market 23-08-2013 09:18 AM

    Kolkata: A vegetable vendor went on to write her own destiny by pasting papers on canvases. Despite many odds stacked agaisnt her, Shakila Sheikh from West Bengal made it big to the global art market. Tearing papers with bare hands has given Shakila more artistic freedom than most of the...
  • Catholics hail Mumbai cardinal Gracias as Pope's advisor 15-04-2013 05:27 AM

    Mumbai: The Catholic Secular Forum (CSF) on Sunday hailed the appointment of Mumbai's Cardinal Oswald Gracias by Pope Francis as one of his advisors in the Vatican. Cardinal Gracias, 68, was among the eight high-ranking advisors appointed on Saturday by the new Pope to an advisory council to look into...
  • Indian among Pope Francis' advisory council 13-04-2013 06:34 PM

    Vatican City: India's Oswald Gracias was among eight high-ranking cardinals from around the world who were on Saturday appointed by Pope Francis in an advisory council to look into ways of reforming the Vatican bureaucracy. The council will help the Pope revise the Apostolic Constitution on the Roman Curia Pastor...
  • Even an Indian can become pope, says Cardinal George Alencherry 17-03-2013 10:25 AM

    Cardinal George Alencherry said the Church was already open to the reality of electing a pope that was outside Europe. ...
  • Papal conclave to elect new Pope begins 12-03-2013 04:37 PM

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  • Cardinals start work on timetable for pope selection amidst resurfacing of sex abuse scandal 05-03-2013 09:10 AM

    Cardinals have gathered in Vatican City to work on a timetable to choose the next pope. ...
  • Scotland's Archbishop resigns amidst charges of sexual abuse 26-02-2013 09:40 AM

    A top Scottish cleric has resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused four trainee priests in the 1980s. ...
  • Kerala: Cleemis returns as the youngest cardinal 30-11-2012 02:36 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Rev Moran Mar Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, head of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church who was elevated as cardinal at a ceremony at the Vatican six days ago, returned here on Friday to an impressive welcome. At 53 years old, he is the youngest of all the 211 cardinals of...