Pope

  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him 14-04-2014 11:01 AM

    The selfie-fever has now spread to the Vatican. With Easter approaching, the Pope was swarmed by crowds but this time they were trying to take selfies with him. Watch! ...
  • Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily 13-04-2014 05:35 PM

    Vatican City: Pope Francis, marking Palm on Sunday in a packed St Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he hopped off his popemobile to pose for "selfies" with young people in the crowd. In his homily, Francis called on...
  • What crime does a Pope confess to? Pope Francis goes to confession, says he once stole a rosary cross 29-03-2014 02:28 PM

    Pope Francis confessed that he took the rosary cross of his late confessor from his casket and wears it to this day in a fabric pouch under his cassock. He said he did so telling the late priest, "Give me half your mercy." Francis made the revelation during an informal...
  • 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...
  • Tolerant of homosexuals, openly mingles, was a bouncer, owned a Harley, clicks selfies: Why Francis is the coolest Pope ever 14-03-2014 02:56 PM

    From his simple sound bites to his breaking of Vatican rules, Pope Francis has made being Catholic cool in his first year. He might not like his superstar status, but he certainly knows how to work a crowd and he has endeared himself to the public for looking out for...
  • The 26 wildest selfies of all time: Starring Barack Obama, a fighter jet pilot, Ellen Degeneres and the Pope 11-03-2014 09:29 AM

    The Oscar selfie that broke the Internet was only a culmination of a trend celebrities have taken to bizarre depths. The Pope posed with young people for a papal selfie. The great-great-great grandchildren of author Charles Dickens reportedly took a selfie with his statue on his 202nd birthday. The selfie...
  • Pope Francis accidentally says 'f**k' in Italian during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican 04-03-2014 11:18 AM

    Pope Francis swore by mistake during his Sunday blessing at the Vatican in Rome. He was addressing a crowd in Italian from a balcony window when let slip the word 'cazzo' that translates to f**k instead of 'caso', meaning chance, The Guardian reported. However, Gawker said 'caso' meant 'example' or...
  • Pope's simple style influencing cardinal fashion 21-02-2014 04:32 PM

    Vatican City: No glitzy gold, no rich velvet, no regal fur. Pope Francis' pared down papal wardrobe of sensible black shoes and a white cassock so thin you can see his black trousers through it is a perfect fit for his call for simplicity and humility among his clergy. The...
  • What sorcery is this? Adorable photos of the Pope struggling to keep his mantle and cap straight in a gust of strong wind 21-02-2014 03:59 PM

    Pope Francis is really having a bit of a struggle. A gust of wind blows his mantle as he reads his speech during his weekly general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Your first reaction is to burst out laughing, and probably his too. But then you notice...
  • A year after resignation, ex-Pope Benedict has no regrets 10-02-2014 10:38 AM

    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and much-criticized papacy, the man closest to him told Reuters in a rare interview. Archbishop Georg Ganswein, who now works for the former pope as well as being the head of...
  • Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip 10-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Pope Francis on Saturday told Sri Lankans living in Italy that he hoped to take up an invitation to visit their country, where the wounds of civil war still needed to heal. The Pope met a group of Sri Lankan pilgrims, led by Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, the Archbishop of Colombo,...
  • Pope's Harley goes under auction hammer in Paris 06-02-2014 10:12 AM

    Paris: A Harley-Davidson motorcycle donated last year to Pope Francis is being sold at a Paris auction to benefit charity. It's unknown whether the pontiff ever rode the custom 2013 Dyna Super Glide that was a gift from Willie Davidson, a retired Harley-Davidson designer and grandson of the company's co-founder....
  • Pope Francis: Grounding god in humanity

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    When Pope Francis was named TIME Person of the Year in 2013, I was skeptical thinking the title was a giveaway to the man who...

  • Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul 03-02-2014 10:21 AM

    Police on Friday recovered the piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the stolen gold and glass case which once contained the relic. They told a news conference in L'Aquila, east of Rome, that they found the fragment in...
  • News 360: DGCA asks private airlines to treat MPs as VIPs 29-01-2014 09:08 PM

    In what could probably expose the Union Ministry of Civil Aviation, a letter accessed by CNN-IBN shows that the private airlines were asked by Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to provide special privileges to Parliamentarians, contrary to Minister Ajit Singh's claims. ...
  • SuperPope graffiti of Francis sprouts up in Vatican 29-01-2014 11:15 AM

    It wasn't enough that Pope Francis was named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" or that he fronted this week's Rolling Stone magazine. Now there's SuperPope graffiti sprouting up around the Vatican. The white caped crusader appeared on Tuesday on a wall just off Borgo Pio, a tiny cobble-stoned street...
  • Italy Church appeals to thieves to return John Paul blood relic 29-01-2014 10:19 AM

    The Catholic Church has appealed to thieves to return a reliquary containing the blood of the late Pope John Paul II that disappeared in what it called a "vile and sacrilegious theft". The gold reliquary was stolen on the weekend from a small stone church, San Pietro della Ienca, in...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 28-01-2014 10:15 AM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Dozens of police with sniffer dogs scoured the remote area for clues to what the Italian...
  • Thieves steal Pope John Paul's blood from Italy church 27-01-2014 07:14 PM

    Thieves broke into a small church in the mountains east of Rome over the weekend and stole a reliquary with the blood of the late Pope John Paul II, a custodian said on Monday. Franca Corrieri said she had discovered a broken window early on Sunday morning and had called...
  • Pope Benedict defrocked 400 priests in 2 years for molesting children 18-01-2014 02:31 PM

    A document on Saturday shows Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children. The statistics in the document obtained by The Associated Press for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details...
  • Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 400 priests in 2 years 18-01-2014 09:29 AM

    Vatican City: In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as the two years that preceded a 2010 explosion of sex abuse cases in Europe and beyond, according to a document obtained on Friday and...
  • Obama looks forward to meeting Pope in near future: White House 15-01-2014 07:05 AM

    Washington: US President Barack Obama is looking forward to meet Pope Francis in the near future, the White House said today, without giving details of the meeting. "The President looks forward to meeting with the pope in the near future," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "I do...
  • Pope Francis urges atheists to join forces with believers 26-12-2013 10:44 AM

    Pope Francis, celebrating his first Christmas as Roman Catholic leader, on Wednesday called on atheists to unite with believers of all religions and work for "a homemade peace" that can spread across the world. ...
  • Pope Francis on Christmas eve lauds Jesus' 'humble start' 25-12-2013 08:01 AM

    Vatican City: Pope Francis lauded Jesus' humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrated his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff on Tuesday in St Peter's Basilica. 'You are immense, and you made yourself small; you are rich, and you made yourself poor; you are all-powerful and...
  • Honour to Pope Francis a good sign , says Vatican 13-12-2013 04:04 PM

    The Time magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all, the magazine said. ...
  • Pope Francis named Time's Person of the Year 12-12-2013 11:12 AM

    Time magazine named Pope Francis its Person of the Year on Wednesday, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagination of millions of people who had become disillusioned with the Vatican. This is the third time the magazine has chosen a pope as its...
  • Pope Francis, the selfie-clicking people's Pope is the Time Person of the Year 11-12-2013 07:05 PM

    The Time magazine has named Pope Francis as its Person of the Year. What makes this Pope so important is the speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all, the magazine said on Wednesday. "And behind his...
  • World View: Has the ceasefire mechanism itself failed? 01-11-2013 10:23 PM

    Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir on Thursday rejected Defence Minister AK Antony's statement the that Pakistan Army was aiding infiltration along the LoC. ...
  • 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...
  • Boy wanders onto the stage during Pope' speech, clings to him, steals the show 31-10-2013 01:39 PM

    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 pope smiled while...