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  • Has the Pope settled the debate between science and religion? Yesterday

    The Pope's recent remark about the Big Bang theory not contradicting Christianity was widely appreciated. He said the "Big Bang" theory as a model "does not rule out the intervention of a divine Creator, but rather demands it" and that "the origin of the world is not a product of...
  • Photos: 'The Big Bang theory does not rule out the divine Creator, but demands it': 22 times Pope Francis proved he is a man of the people 2 days ago

    Pope Francis has been winning hearts ever since he became the absolute sovereign of the Vatican City State. His simple style of living and his views about the gay community have won him a lot of fans.He was once spotted enjoying a meal at a cafeteria in Vatican with other...
  • Elton John at AIDS event: Pope Francis is my hero 2 days ago

    New York: Elton John has called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church, at his annual AIDS benefit. John hosted the event, "An Enduring Vision: A Benefit for the Elton John AIDS Foundation," Tuesday night in New York City. He says Francis...
  • Big Bang theory for real, God is not a magician, says Pope Francis 2 days ago

    Vatican city: Scientific theories including the "Big Bang" believed to have brought the universe into being 13.7 billion years ago and the idea that life developed through a process of evolution do not conflict with Catholic teaching, Pope Francis said on Tuesday. Addressing a meeting of the Pontificial Academy of Sciences,...
  • News 360: Air India violates DGCA flying duty hours norms for crew 3 days ago

    In the news yet again for wrong reasons, India's state air carrier Air India has been accused of flouting civil aviation guidelines and putting lives of hundreds of passengers at risk everyday. ...
  • Pope Francis marks 100 years from start of WWI September 13, 2014

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday denounced those who profit from the "madness" of war at a ceremony in the north west of Italy to mark the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I. "In today's world, behind the scenes, there are interests, geopolitical strategies, lust for money and...
  • Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats September 13, 2014

    Redipuglia (Italy): Pope Francis urged the world on Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he sees as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a Fascistera monument to soldiers killed in World War I. Francis' aim in recalling those who died in...
  • Pope appeals to UN to end tragedy in Iraq August 13, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has written to the UN secretarygeneral appealing for "action to end the humanitarian tragedy now underway" against Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq. In the letter released on Wednesday, Francis urged UN agencies "responsible for security, peace, humanitarian law and assistance to refugees" to aid the...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 7, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre says price checks in place; Opposition stages walk out July 7, 2014

    Prices of food items are under control and there is no need for panic, the government declared on Monday in the Rajya Sabha which took up an impromptu discussion on inflation on the opening day of the Budget session after the opposition pressed for it. ...
  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse July 7, 2014

    Vatican city: Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering," he said in...
  • Defying pope, Italian church parade stops by Mafioso's house in tribute July 7, 2014

    Rome: In apparent defiance of Pope Francis, a church procession detoured from its route through a southern Italian town to honor a convicted mobster under house arrest. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Sunday denounced the tribute in Oppido Mamertina, a Calabrian town and 'ndrangheta crime syndicate stronghold, as "deplorable and disgusting."...
  • Pope Francis lambasts mobsters, says mafiosi 'are excommunicated' June 22, 2014

    Sibari (Italy): Pope Francis on Saturday issued the strongest attack on organised crime groups by a pontiff in two decades, accusing them of practising the "the adoration of evil" and saying mafiosi are excommunicated. It was the first time a pope had used the word excommunication a total cutoff from...
  • Pope to World Cup: Overcome racism, greed in sport June 12, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has a message for the World Cup: Let football be a showcase for teamwork and solidarity, not an exhibition of racism and greed. The Argentineborn, footballloving pope recorded a video message that will be broadcast on Brazilian television ahead of Thursday's opening match between Brazil and...
  • Pope lauds Indian Cardinal Lourdusamy in Vatican city June 3, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis has lauded the role of Indian Cardinal Simon Lourdusamy in spreading the Gospel across the world. Condoling the death of Lourdusamy, the Pope expressed his gratitude for the cardinal's "priestly life spent in spreading the Gospel first in India and subsequently in service to the Universal Church"...
  • Pope expresses deep sorrow over Brussels museum shooting May 25, 2014

    Pope Francis on Sunday said he was deeply saddened by a deadly shooting attack in Belgium which left three people dead, including two Israelis. "I am profoundly saddened, my thoughts go out to those who lost their lives in the attack in Brussels," the 77yearold pontiff said as he arrived in...
  • Hundreds of thousands watch two popes become saints April 27, 2014

    Vatican City: Pope Francis proclaimed his predecessors John XXIII and John Paul II saints in front of more than half a million pilgrims on Sunday, hailing both as courageous men who withstood the tragedies of the 20th century. Cheers and applause rang out across St Peter's Square after the historic double...
  • Watch: Pope swarmed by fans seeking selfies with him April 14, 2014

    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 April 13, 2014

    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 people,...
  • What crime does a Pope confess to? Pope Francis goes to confession, says he once stole a rosary cross March 29, 2014

    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 chat...
  • Pope appoints former child victim to church group on sex abuse March 22, 2014

    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 men...
  • Tolerant of homosexuals, openly mingles, was a bouncer, owned a Harley, clicks selfies: Why Francis is the coolest Pope ever March 14, 2014

    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 March 11, 2014

    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 March 4, 2014

    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 February 21, 2014

    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 pope's...
  • What sorcery is this? Adorable photos of the Pope struggling to keep his mantle and cap straight in a gust of strong wind February 21, 2014

    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, exPope Benedict has no regrets February 10, 2014

    A year after his shock resignation, Pope Emeritus Benedict has no regrets and believes history will vindicate his tumultuous and muchcriticized 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...
  • Pope Francis may visit Sri Lanka on Asia trip February 10, 2014

    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, who...
  • Pope's Harley goes under auction hammer in Paris February 6, 2014

    Paris: A HarleyDavidson 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 HarleyDavidson designer and grandson of the company's cofounder. The pope's...
  • Italy police recover blood cloth from relic of Pope John Paul February 3, 2014

    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 the...