Francis

  • All your prayers have been answered. A cheeky Viagra-laced ice cream named 'The Arousal' has 25 mgs of the drug in it 16-04-2014 01:29 PM

    The blog Lick Me I'm Delicious, created by award winning food inventor Charlie Harry Francis, has debuted every man's dream dessert. The Viagra-laced ice cream is aptly called 'The Arousal'. Each 'ball' of the ice cream is dosed with 25mgs of Viagra and flavoured with bubbly champagne.Francis, who grew up...
  • 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...
  • Fraser-Pryce targeting third straight 100m Olympic gold 08-04-2014 04:36 PM

    Kingston: Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce is aiming at Rio 2016 to become the first female sprinter to win 100 metres gold at three straight Olympics, her coach Stephen Francis has said. The pint-sized Jamaican captured the gold in Beijing in 2008 - her breakout year - and followed up by...
  • Minorities 'apprehensive' about Modi becoming PM: Goa BJP leader 29-03-2014 05:51 PM

    Panaji: In remarks that are likely to embarrass BJP leadership in run-up to the elections, senior party leader and Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza on Saturday said minorities continue to be "apprehensive" about Narendra Modi becoming prime minister, even as he billed BJP the "most secular" party. "The apprehension...
  • 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...
  • Oklahoma Girl Scout sets cookie sales record at over 18,000 boxes 25-03-2014 03:25 PM

    A nearly 30-year-old record for Girl Scout cookie sales has been crumbled by Oklahoma City scout Katie Francis, who has so far sold 18,107 boxes by asking anyone who crossed her path to buy some of the sweets. "There's three ingredients to selling cookies: There's lots of time, lots of...
  • 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'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...

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Junior Hockey WC: Australia beat Argentina 5-2 06-12-2013 06:06 PM

    New Delhi: Australia overcame Argentina 5-2 in the first Pool B match of the Hockey Junior World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium here on Friday. Australia scored three goals between the 14th and 17th minutes through Justin Douglas, Francis Main and captain Daniel Beale, respectively, establishing a...
  • Jennifer Lawrence wanted to burn 'The Hunger Games' costumes 21-11-2013 12:10 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Jennifer Lawrence was so tired of some of her costumes from the forthcoming movie 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire', that she wanted to burn them. Lawrence plays the role of Katniss Everdeen in the movie, and she got to wear some one-of-a-kind pieces in the film. But...
  • Prithvi Shaw ecstatic after playing a record innings 20-11-2013 07:45 PM

    Mumbai: Call it superstition or the Mumbai school of batsmanship which teaches one to put team before self, 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw had categorically told his team-mates not to prompt his personal score, which is why he didn't know that he reached 490s during his knock of 546. "I didn't know...
  • Bacon triptych sells for record $142.4 million at auction in New York 13-11-2013 08:20 PM

    New York: Francis Bacon's painting "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" became the most expensive work of art ever sold when it fetched $142.4 million in one of the biggest auctions in history at which Christie's sold more than $691 million worth of art. Bacon's 1969 triptych, never before offered at...
  • 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...
  • Pope Francis toasts 10 million Twitter followers 27-10-2013 09:40 PM

    A jubilant Pope Francis celebrated reaching 10 million followers on messaging site Twitter on Sunday, a milestone in the Vatican's drive to spread the gospel through social media. "Dear Followers I understand there are now over 10 million of you!" the pontiff wrote on his nine accounts, which publish simultaneously...