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    Pope Francis appoints Sri Lankan priest to top Vatican post

    World | July 05, 2019 13:01 IST

    Rev. Msgr. Indunil Janakaratne Kodithuwakku, who has been appointed as the Secretary of the PCID is a member of the clergy of the Diocese of Badulla. 

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    Holy Smoke! Vatican to stop selling cigarettes in its shops

    World | November 10, 2017 16:06 IST

    The Vatican announced on Thursday that it would no longer sell cigarettes to employees in its duty free shop and supermarket — giving up an estimated 10 million euros ($11 million) a year in profit.

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    When Pope Francis asked First Lady Melania what she feeds Donald Trump

    World | May 24, 2017 19:24 IST

    According to an interview Trump gave last year, he is 1.88 metres tall and weighs 235 pounds (107 kg).

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    #FraudTeresa: Twitter takes a dig at Mother's elevation to sainthood

    India | September 04, 2016 13:19 IST

    While lakhs have gathered to witness the ceremony marking Mother Teresa's elevation to sainthood, Twitterati appears to be unhappy with the same. So much so that ahead of the canonisation ceremony in Vatican City, there

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    'Saint Teresa of Calcutta': Pope Francis canonises Mother Teresa in Vatican ceremony

    World | September 04, 2016 14:31 IST

    Mother Teresa will be declared a saint by Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church in a canonisation ceremony in Vatican City today in the presence of over a lakh of her followers from all over the world.

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    Sachin Tendulkar holidays in Rome with wife Anjali and daughter Sara (see pics)

    Lifestyle | June 30, 2015 14:29 IST

    New Delhi: Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar may have taken the back seat in the world of cricket, but he hasn't stopped having fun in his real life.The God of cricket is on a European holiday

  • pope challenges world to clean up its filth

    Pope challenges world to clean up its filth

    World | June 19, 2015 14:57 IST

    Vatican City: Pope Francis' plea to make the state of the environment a central moral issue of our age has been greeted with applause from climate activists and a wide range of church, science and

  • pope declares as saints two blessed from kerala

    Pope declares as Saints two blessed from Kerala

    India | November 24, 2014 7:49 IST

    Vatican City: Pope Francis on Sunday declared Fr Kuriakose Elias Chavara and Sister Euphrasia Eluventhinkal from India as Saints at Vatican.With their Canonisation, as the finale of the long-drawn process is known in Catholic parlance,

  • italian man sets self on fire in vatican city

    Italian man sets self on fire in Vatican City

    World | December 20, 2013 10:13 IST

    Vatican City: A 51-year-old  Italian man set himself on fire on St Peter's Square in a rare event on the famous esplanade. The man works as a cleaner in a nearby Vatican-run hospital. He set himself on

  • pope greets muslim migrants on ramadan

    Pope greets Muslim migrants on Ramadan

    World | July 09, 2013 12:30 IST

    Rome, July 8: Pope Francis, on the eve of the holy month of Ramadan, on Monday said Muslim migrants in Italy had the support of the Catholic Church."I sent heartfelt greetings to dear Muslim immigrants

  • pope s 1st encyclical light of faith due friday

    Pope's 1st encyclical: 'Light of Faith' due Friday

    World | July 01, 2013 16:19 IST

    Vatican City, July 1: So much for vacation: Pope Francis on Friday will issue his first encyclical and then will travel to Sicily to meet with recently arrived African migrants.The Vatican announced the pope's back-to-back

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    Francis: Benedict showed courage in retiring

    World | June 30, 2013 16:48 IST

    Vatican City, Jun 30: Pope Francis says his predecessor, Benedict XVI, was courageously following his conscience when he decided to retire.Benedict became the first pontiff in 600 years to quit the post when he resigned

  • kurien to head indian delegation to vatican

    Kurien to head Indian delegation to Vatican

    India | March 17, 2013 21:49 IST

    New Delhi, Mar 17:  Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P.J. Kurien will lead the Indian delegation to the inaugural pontifical mass of Pope Francis I in Vatican City on Tuesday, official sources said Sunday.According to the

  • new pope elected

    New Pope elected

    World | March 14, 2013 0:22 IST

    Vatican City, Mar 13:  White smoke billowing from the Sistine Chapel chimney in the Vatican City Wednesday announced to the world that cardinals gathered inside have elected a new Pope to head the Catholic Church.Crowds

  • cardinals celebrate mass before entering conclave

    Cardinals celebrate Mass before entering conclave

    World | March 12, 2013 16:46 IST

    Vatican City, Mar 12: Cardinals celebrated a final Mass today before sequestering themselves in the Sistine Chapel for the conclave to elect the next pope, seeking to overcome their divisions and rally behind a single

  • cardinals begin pre conclave meetings amid scandal

    Cardinals begin pre-conclave meetings amid scandal

    World | March 04, 2013 16:44 IST

    Vatican City, Mar 4: Cardinals from around the world gathered on Monday inside the Vatican for their first round of meetings before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid scandals inside and out of

  • pope makes new appointments but leaves core two

    Pope makes new appointments, but leaves core Two

    World | June 26, 2012 16:49 IST

    Vatican city, Jun 26:  The pope has made several Vatican appointments before heading off for summer vacation, but has left in place two of his closest advisers as the Vatican deals with continuing fallout from

  • vatican no. 2 urges aids cure sidesteps condom

    Vatican No. 2 urges AIDS cure, sidesteps condom

    World | June 22, 2012 18:10 IST

    Vatican city, Jun 22: The Vatican's No. 2 official has called for universal, free access to drugs to combat HIV and for investments into finding a cure.But Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state,

  • pope conducts midnight mass in st peter s basilica

    Pope Conducts Midnight Mass In St Peter's Basilica

    World | December 25, 2011 8:31 IST

    Vatican City, Dec 25: Pope Benedict XVI decried the increasing commercialisation of Christmas as he celebrated Christmas Eve Mass on Saturday night, urging the faithful to look beyond the holiday's "superficial glitter" to discover its

  • thousands enjoy merry christmas in bethlehem

    Thousands Enjoy Merry Christmas In Bethlehem

    World | December 25, 2011 8:04 IST

    Bethlehem, Dec 25: Tens of thousands of tourists and Christian pilgrims packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations Saturday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the traditional birthplace of Jesus on a

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