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Pope says abortion is like hiring ‘contract killer’

8 days ago
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Wednesday compared having an abortion to hiring a "contract killer". "Interrupting a pregnancy is like eliminating someone," Francis said in an address to worshippers in the Vatican. "Getting rid of a…

Pope says church shamed by ‘repugnant’ Irish abuse

1 month, 24 days ago
DUBLIN: Pope Francis marked the first papal visit to Ireland in 39 years by acknowledging that the failure of Church authorities to adequately address “repugnant” clerical child abuse crimes there remains a source of shame for the Catholic…

Pope condemns ‘atrocities’ of US clerical child abuse

1 month, 29 days ago
WASHINGTON: Pope Francis condemned Monday the "atrocities" revealed by a far-reaching US report into clerical child sex abuse in the state of Pennsylvania issued last week. "In recent days, a report was made public which detailed the…

Pope to appoint 14 new cardinals including one from Pakistan

4 months, 29 days ago
Pope Francis announced Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan. In the event of a conclave of cardinals to name a new…

Pope becomes ice cream man for a day

5 months, 25 days ago
Here’s the scoop: Pope Francis became an ice cream man for a day on Monday as Rome charity workers dished out 3,000 helpings of gelato to the homeless and needy as his gift to them on his name day. Francis was born Jorge Mario…

Pope rails against ‘fake news’

8 months, 25 days ago
ROME: Pope Francis warned on Wednesday against the temptation of fake news, drawing a parallel between ethically compromised journalism and the biblical tale of Adam, Eve, the snake and the forbidden fruit. In his annual World…

Pope defends in-flight wedding from conservatives

8 months, 26 days ago
VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis on Sunday defended his decision to marry a couple aboard a plane in Chile last week, responding to criticism by conservatives that it flew in the face of Church rules and set a bad precedent. “Someone told me I…