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Pope makes surprise visit to Rome record store, gets classical CD

The visit was to have remained private but Javier Martinez-Brocal, a reporter for the Rome Reports television news agency, was in the area by chance, filmed it with his smart phone, and posted it on Twitter.
Pope Francis raises his hand in greeting at the Vatican.(Reuters)
Pope Francis raises his hand in greeting at the Vatican.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 05:14 AM IST
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Pope backs Covid immunisation campaigns, warns of ideological misinformation

"Sadly, we are finding increasingly that we live in a world of strong ideological divides. Frequently people let themselves be influenced by the ideology of the moment, often bolstered by baseless information or poorly documented facts," said Pope Francis.
Pope Francis on Monday condemned
Pope Francis on Monday condemned "baseless" ideological misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 10, 2022 06:14 PM IST
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Violence against women insults God, Pope voices in New Year's message

"And since mothers bestow life, and women keep the world (together), let us all make greater efforts to promote mothers and to protect women," Pope Francis said as he attended the Mass at St Peter's Basilica. 
At the start of the Mass on Saturday, Pope Francis walked the entire length of the central aisle of basilica, as opposed to Friday night, when he emerged from a side entrance close to the altar and watched from the sidelines.(AP)
At the start of the Mass on Saturday, Pope Francis walked the entire length of the central aisle of basilica, as opposed to Friday night, when he emerged from a side entrance close to the altar and watched from the sidelines.(AP)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 05:56 PM IST
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Migrants help Pope Francis celebrate 85th birthday

  • The migrants come from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia and Syria, among others, and are the first of 50 people from camps in Cyprus that the pope has pledged to provide for.
Pope Francis will provide for 50 migrants to resettle in Italy as part of a deal between Italy, the Vatican and Cyprus to commemorate his trip earlier this month to the Mediterranean island.(Reuters)
Pope Francis will provide for 50 migrants to resettle in Italy as part of a deal between Italy, the Vatican and Cyprus to commemorate his trip earlier this month to the Mediterranean island.(Reuters)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 09:59 PM IST
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Pope Francis calls neglect of migrants 'shipwreck of civilisation' in Lesbos

  • On the second day of his visit to Greece, he met a small group of mostly child asylum seekers standing behind metal barriers, with one bystander saying "love you", prompting the pontiff to affectionately greet the infants.
Pope Francis visits the island of Lesbos to meet with the the refugees and migrants at the Mavrovouni camp, Greece(REUTERS )
Pope Francis visits the island of Lesbos to meet with the the refugees and migrants at the Mavrovouni camp, Greece(REUTERS )
Published on Dec 05, 2021 03:50 PM IST
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Pope Francis thanks journalists for helping uncover Church sexual abuse scandals

The pope praised what he called the "mission" of journalism and said it was vital for reporters to get out of their newsrooms and discover what was happening in the outside world to counter misinformation often found online.
Critics accused Pope Francis of responding too slowly to the scandals after he became Pontiff in 2013 (REUTERS/Yara Nardi)(REUTERS)
Critics accused Pope Francis of responding too slowly to the scandals after he became Pontiff in 2013 (REUTERS/Yara Nardi)(REUTERS)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 08:39 PM IST
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'Craze? Or conspiracy?': Naqvi's reply to Pritish Nandy over Modi-Pope hug

As Pritish Nandy wrote he would love to see PM Modi hugging Muslim and Sikh spiritual leaders, Union minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi shared four photos of PM Modi.
Pritish Nandy on Saturday commented on PM Modi and Pope's hug. Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi replied. 
Pritish Nandy on Saturday commented on PM Modi and Pope's hug. Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi replied. 
Published on Oct 31, 2021 03:51 PM IST
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Pope accepts PM’s invite to visit India

Modi was the first Indian prime minister to meet Pope Francis since he became head of the Catholic Church in 2013.
PM Modi briefed the Pope about The Pope appreciated India’s assistance to countries in need during the pandemic, the ministry said. (AFP)
PM Modi briefed the Pope about The Pope appreciated India’s assistance to countries in need during the pandemic, the ministry said. (AFP)
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 11:52 PM IST
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PM Modi-Pope meeting historic, says BJP; For RSS, it's 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam'

The ministry of external affairs said Pope Francis has accepted PM Modi's invitation and is looking forward to visiting India.
PM Modi had a ‘very warm’ meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday. 
PM Modi had a ‘very warm’ meeting with Pope Francis on Saturday. 
Published on Oct 30, 2021 09:11 PM IST
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Specially made candelabra to bronze plaque: PM Modi, Pope Francis exchange gifts

  • During the visit, PM Modi also extended an invitation to Pope Francis to visit India which was accepted with pleasure.
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Pope Francis hug on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican.(AP)
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, and Pope Francis hug on the occasion of their private audience at the Vatican.(AP)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 08:00 PM IST
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PM Modi's special invitation to Pope Francis to visit India, during Vatican meet

PM Modi met Pope Francis in Vatican City (Twitter)
PM Modi met Pope Francis in Vatican City (Twitter)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 05:28 PM IST
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PM Modi invites Pope Francis to visit India after 'warm meeting' ahead of G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Pope Francis to visit India during a "very warm" meeting at the Vatican City which lasted for an hour on Saturday, sources said.
Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Modi at the Vatican.(via REUTERS)
Pope Francis meets with Prime Minister Modi at the Vatican.(via REUTERS)
Published on Oct 30, 2021 02:38 PM IST
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PM Modi invites Pope Francis to India during a ‘very warm meeting’

  • The meeting was scheduled for only 20 minutes but went on for an hour where they discussed a wide range of issues, according to the people familiar with the details of the meeting.
The invitation for another Papal visit has been extended during PM Modi’s prime ministerial term.
The invitation for another Papal visit has been extended during PM Modi’s prime ministerial term.
Published on Oct 30, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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Modi in Rome: PM to meet Pope Francis in Vatican, host of world leaders today

The Vatican is a city-state surrounded by Rome and is the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, as part of his two-day official visit to Rome. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, as part of his two-day official visit to Rome. 
Updated on Oct 30, 2021 08:03 AM IST
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PM Modi to call on Pope Francis at Vatican before attending G-20 summit

  • While stabilization of Afghanistan and the Indo-Pacific in wake of Chinese moves against Taiwan this month will be the focus of G-20 apart from terrorism, the COP26 Glasgow summit will come out with measures to slow down climate change and arrest global warming.
PM Modi will meet Pope Francis next week.(HT)
PM Modi will meet Pope Francis next week.(HT)
Updated on Oct 23, 2021 04:00 PM IST
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Pope Francis ‘ashamed’ over French abuse scandal

“I wish to express to the victims my sadness and pain for the trauma they have suffered. And also my shame, our shame, my shame for the inability of the Church for too long to put them at the centre of its concerns,” the pontiff said in his general audience.
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Pope Francis listens to speeches during his weekly general audience in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican (AP / File Photo)
Published on Oct 06, 2021 01:48 PM IST
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‘Still alive’: Pope jokes some people wanted him dead after recent operation

  • Pope Francis made the comments during a meeting with members of the Jesuits, a Catholic religious order, in Slovakia this month. He underwent a colon surgery in July and spent 11 days in hospital following that.
Pope Francis admitted that criticism from clerics within the Roman Catholic Church annoyed him at times.
Pope Francis admitted that criticism from clerics within the Roman Catholic Church annoyed him at times.
Published on Sep 21, 2021 09:06 PM IST
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Pope uses Putin's words to chide West's Afghan war. He thought it was Merkel's

  • Putin had scathingly criticized the West over Afghanistan, saying that the Taliban’s rapid sweep over the country has shown the futility of Western attempts to enforce its own vision of democracy.
Russian president Vladimir Putin(File Photo)
Russian president Vladimir Putin(File Photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2021 11:00 PM IST
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Ex-Cardinal McCarrick charged with sexually assaulting teen

McCarrick is the first cardinal in the US to ever be criminally charged with a sexual crime against a minor, according to Mitchell Garabedian, a well-known lawyer for church sexual abuse victims who is representing the man alleging the abuse by McCarrick.
Former Washington Archbishop, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.(AP)
Former Washington Archbishop, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.(AP)
Published on Jul 30, 2021 03:46 AM IST
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Homecoming of Pope Francis after undergoing colon surgery

Pope Francis leaves the hospital 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon Wednesday, July 14, 2021.
Pope Francis stops to greet the police that escorted him before entering the Vatican after leaving the hospital 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Francis had half of his colon removed for a severe narrowing of his large intestine on July 4.(AP)
Pope Francis stops to greet the police that escorted him before entering the Vatican after leaving the hospital 10 days after undergoing planned surgery to remove half his colon Wednesday, July 14, 2021. Francis had half of his colon removed for a severe narrowing of his large intestine on July 4.(AP)
Updated on Jul 14, 2021 06:14 PM IST
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Pope Francis ‘in good condition’ after surgery, to be in hospital for 7 days

Vatican spokesperson Matteo Bruni said that Pope Francis is to remain in the hospital for about seven more days “barring complications.”
Pope Francis raises his hand in greeting at the Vatican on July 4, 2021, hours before being admitted to Gemelli hospital in Rome.(Reuters)
Pope Francis raises his hand in greeting at the Vatican on July 4, 2021, hours before being admitted to Gemelli hospital in Rome.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 04:20 PM IST
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Pope doing well after intestinal surgery, says Vatican

The pope entered the hospital early on Sunday afternoon and the statement was issued just before midnight Rome time.
The pope appeared to be in fine health several hours earlier when he addressed thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday blessing and announced a trip to Slovakia and Budapest for September.(Reuters)
The pope appeared to be in fine health several hours earlier when he addressed thousands of people in St. Peter's Square for his Sunday blessing and announced a trip to Slovakia and Budapest for September.(Reuters)
Published on Jul 05, 2021 06:09 AM IST
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Pope meets 'super-hero' Spider-Man at Vatican, gets a mask

Matteo Villardita, 28, dons the comic-book and movie super-hero outfit to cheer up hospitalized children, like those at the Vatican’s pediatric hospital which he planned to visit later on Wednesday.
Pope Francis receives a Spiderman mask from a person dressed as Spiderman after the general audience, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, at the Vatican, June 23, 2021. (Reuters)
Pope Francis receives a Spiderman mask from a person dressed as Spiderman after the general audience, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, at the Vatican, June 23, 2021. (Reuters)
Published on Jun 23, 2021 09:18 PM IST
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Pope Francis blesses UEFA officials ahead of Euro 2020

  • Euro 2020, which was postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, starts Friday with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico.
Pope Francis blesses and attendee as he arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican,(AP)
Pope Francis blesses and attendee as he arrives for his weekly general audience, at the Vatican,(AP)
Published on Jun 10, 2021 06:09 PM IST
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Pope warns of 'spiral of death' in Middle East clashes

"In these days, violent armed clashes between the Gaza Strip and Israel have taken over, and risk degenerating into a spiral of death and destruction," said the pope following his Sunday Regina Caeli prayer.
Pope Francis delivers his message during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP)
Pope Francis delivers his message during the Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, May 16, 2021. (AP)
Updated on May 16, 2021 04:55 PM IST
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'Stop clashes': Pope Francis calls for end to violence in Jerusalem

  • "Violence breeds violence, stop clashes", he told pilgrims who gathered Saint Peter Square in Rome.
Pope Francis speaks from a window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square in the Vatican during the weekly Angelus prayer followed by the recitation of the Regina Coeli.(AFP)
Pope Francis speaks from a window of the apostolic palace overlooking St. Peter's Square in the Vatican during the weekly Angelus prayer followed by the recitation of the Regina Coeli.(AFP)
Published on May 09, 2021 04:10 PM IST
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Pope Francis backs waivers on intellectual property rights for vaccines

In a speech to a global fundraising concert to promote fair access to vaccines, the pope said the world was infected with the "virus of individualism".
"A variant of this virus is closed nationalism, which prevents, for example, an internationalism of vaccines," Pope Francis said in the pre-recorded video message. REUTERS(via REUTERS)
Published on May 08, 2021 03:42 PM IST
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Pope tells IMF, World Bank to cut the debt of poor countries

In a letter to the participants of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank's annual spring meeting, the pope said the pandemic had forced the world to come to terms with interrelated socioeconomic, ecological, and political crises.
Pope Francis holds the weekly general audience at the Vatican, April 7, 2021.(Reuters)
Pope Francis holds the weekly general audience at the Vatican, April 7, 2021.(Reuters)
Published on Apr 08, 2021 06:02 PM IST
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Pope, using Shakespeare, makes climate change appeal

  • "I suggest we adapt Hamlet's famous 'to be or not to be' and affirm: 'To see or not to see, that is the question!' Where it starts is with each one's seeing, yes, mine and yours," Pope Francis wrote.
Pope Francis went on to urge people to work together to protect
Pope Francis went on to urge people to work together to protect "creation, our common home" and not "hunker down" in individualism. Giuseppe Lami/Pool via REUTERS(REUTERS)
Published on Mar 30, 2021 06:50 PM IST
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Pope leads scaled-down Palm Sunday service, says remember the downtrodden

Only about 120 members of the faithful participated in Sunday's Mass, joining the pope and about 30 cardinals in a secondary wing of the huge basilica.
Pope Francis swings a thurible of incense around the altar as he celebrates Palm Sunday mass in The Vatican, amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (AFP)
Pope Francis swings a thurible of incense around the altar as he celebrates Palm Sunday mass in The Vatican, amid the coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic. (AFP)
Published on Mar 28, 2021 06:33 PM IST
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