St Peters Square

  • 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...
  • Pope Francis appeals for peace, end to Korea tensions April 1, 2013

    Vatican City: Pope Francis used his first Easter Sunday address to call for peace in the world and appealed for a diplomatic solution to the crisis on the Korean peninsula. In his first "Urbi et Orbi" (to the city and the world) message, Francis also called for peace between Israelis...
  • Black smoke from Sistine Chapel, no consensus on new Pope yet March 13, 2013

    Black smoke emerged from the Sistine Chapel after the first round of voting, indicating the cardinals have not reached a consensus on the next Pope. ...
  • Thousands bid emotional farewell to Pope Benedict XVI February 27, 2013

    Vatican City: Thousands gathered at the St Peter's Square in Vatican City to bid farewell to Pope Benedict XVI on Wednesday. The outgoing Pope made his last public appearance as he addressed well-wishers from his villa. Benedict will assume the title of "pope emeritus" from now on and be addressed as...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 26, 2013

    According to sources, the Centre gave into the demands of state governments opposing the ambitious setting up of NCTC and said the proposed intelligence agency will not have the right to make arrests without the states' permission. ...
  • Pope John officially beatified before huge crowd May 1, 2011

    Vatican City: The late Pope John Paul moved a major step closer to Roman Catholic sainthood on Sunday at a joyous ceremony that drew the largest crowd to Rome since his funeral six years ago. "From now on Pope John Paul shall be called 'blessed'", Pope Benedict solemnly proclaimed in Latin,...