Roman Catholics

  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse 07-07-2014 08:10 PM

    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...
  • Malaysia's top court forbids non-Muslims from using 'Allah' 23-06-2014 12:18 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation. In a 4-3 decision, the...
  • 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. ...
  • 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...
  • Muslim rebels display human shield tied by rope in southern Philippine standoff 11-09-2013 02:51 PM

    Zamboanga city: Rogue Muslim rebels seeking to declare an independent state put a dozen civilians tied together by rope on display as a human shield on Wednesday as a standoff with security forces in a southern Philippine city entered its third day. Waving white flags, the hostages shouted "please don't...
  • Pope leads Catholics in first worldwide 'Holy Hour' 03-06-2013 06:20 AM

    Vatican City: Pope Francis led Roman Catholics on Sunday in the first worldwide "Holy Hour," in which participants prayed at the same time around the globe for those suffering from war, slave labour, human trafficking and the economic crisis. The Vatican asked Catholics to join him between 5-6 pm Rome...
  • Pope ushers in Christmas, decries commercialisation 25-12-2011 09:02 AM

    Vatican City: Pope Benedict ushered in Christmas for the world's 1.3 billion Roman Catholics, urging humanity to see through the superficial glitter and commercialism of the season and rediscover the real significance of the humble birth of Jesus. The 84-year-old pope, celebrating the seventh Christmas season of his pontificate, also...
  • Mexico lawmakers mull time-bound marriages 02-10-2011 09:28 AM

    Mexico City: The Roman Catholic Church reacted harshly on Friday to a bill proposed by Mexico City legislators that would require all couples to sign a prenuptial agreement specifying how to handle child custody and other issues in case of divorce " and estimating how long the marriage is expected...
  • Pope John Paul II gets Facebook page 14-03-2011 10:46 AM

    Vatican City: The Vatican will unveil the latest instalment in its social media transformation next week - a Facebook page dedicated to the upcoming beatification of Pope John Paul II, officials said. The site, which will link to video highlights of John Paul's 27-year papacy, is designed to promote the...
  • India's pride: St Alphonsa | Sister to Saint | In Pics 12-10-2008 02:19 PM

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  • Hugo Chavez tastes defeat in referendum 03-12-2007 04:53 PM

    Karachi: Pakistan's tainted former skipper Salman Butt has called on the cricket Board (PCB) to appoint senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq as captain for the World Cup to be held in the subcontinent next month. Butt, who along with pace bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Aamir will have to wait till February...