France Church Attacked by Jihadists Opens Doors Again to Congregation
Oct 03, 2016 The church in France where an elderly priest was murdered by Islamic jihadists about two months ago was reopened on October 2 after procession by priests in the town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray.
Pope Francis: Transgender People Must Be Cared for in Churches, But Teaching Children to Choose Gender Is 'Ideological Colonization'
Oct 03, 2016 Pope Francis drew a distinction between providing love and pastoral care to a transgender people and teaching children that our gender can be chosen by will.
Mother Teresa Canonized into Sainthood by Pope Francis in Vatican City
Sep 07, 2016 Mother Teresa, the acclaimed nun who served the poorest of the poor in Indian city of Kolkata all her life, was canonized by Pope Francis in Vatican city.
Thousands of Protestors, Church Leaders Commemorate 101st Anniversary of Armenian Genocide
Apr 26, 2016 Thousands of Armenian Christians rallied in different countries around the world including in home country, and in United States to commemorate the 101st anniversary of Armenian genocide at the hands of Ottoman Empire in 1915 during World War I, which killed 1.5 million people.
Pope Francis Joins Instagram Now! Posts Pictures of Praying Before Cross
Mar 21, 2016 Pope Francis has finally joined the Instagram on Saturday. As on now, he already has about 1.5 million likes.
Vatican to Canonize Mother Teresa as Saint on September 4
Mar 16, 2016 The Vatican will venerate Mother Teresa into a Saint, who was known for her tireless serving of the poor. Pope Francis has approved the canonization of Mother Teresa, and thousands of her admirers will come to witness the event on September 4.
Paris Climate Accord Signed: Receives Both Support and Opposition from Faith Leaders and Scientists
Dec 14, 2015 Many faith leaders from different denominations have lauded the Paris Agreement to limit global warming by reining in greenhouse gases, which was approved by delegates from 195 countries at the convention that had been held for 13 days and concluded on December 12.
Pope Francis Resigns Traditional Marriage Rules
Jun 24, 2015 Pope Francis has been making waves in terms of his opinions and the manner by which he provides a fresh perspective in the beliefs of the Catholic Church and its followers. In his weekly general audience on Wednesday, the pontiff sheds light on where he stands in relation to the dynamics of family and marital life - a stance which is once again distinct from his predecessors and to the customary outlook of the religious.
Pope Francis Named as 'Most Influential' User on Twitter
Apr 30, 2015 A recent study on the Twitter accounts of famous world leaders has found out that Pope Francis has become the most influential user on the social networking site as based on his number of tweets and favorites.
Pope Francis Grants Blessing To Ben Hur Actor
Apr 16, 2015 The production of the Ben Hur movie is off to a great start ever since its lead actor Rodrigo Santoro, who plays Jesus Christ, received a blessing from Pope Francis in Rome, Italy.
Vatican Livestreams Easter 2015 Mass on Youtube
Apr 04, 2015 Pope Francis will livestream Easter Mass on Youtube. Viewers can begin livestreaming the event online on Sunday, April 5, 2015.
Pope Francis Ends White Dove Tradition, Uses Balloons to Symbolize Peace
Jan 26, 2015 A year following the controversy brought about by the release of white doves last year, the Vatican now resolved the issue by swiftly ending the tradition initiated by Pope John Paul II. In the event held last Sunday, colorful balloons instead of doves were released by the children chosen to stand with Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square to reflect the Church's effort to advocate peace in the world, according to a report from the New York Daily News.
Pope Francis Overwhelmed with 6 Million Crowd, Confirms US Visit
Jan 20, 2015 Pope Francis returned to Vatican last Monday, ending his Asian visit. The People's Pope was overwhelmed of the warm acceptance that he received in the Philippines. The crowd that went to see the Pope in Quirino Grand Stand, according to local officials, came to six million.
Pope Francis Visits Sri Lanka, Next Stop the Philippines
Jan 14, 2015 Pope Francis has begun his Asian tour, with Sri Lanka as the first on the list. The Pope arrived in the country on Tuesday, following an overnight flight from Rome, Italy.
Pope Francis Offers His Car as Grand Prize in Vatican Raffle
Jan 07, 2015 Pope Francis is holding a raffle draw in Vatican in an effort to raise funds for the causes pertaining to the needs of the poor. Although this event is not the first time the Catholic church exerted effort to hold fund raising activities for the less fortunate, this raffle sets itself apart by having the vehicle of Pope Francis - a 4x4 Fiat Panda - as the grand prize for the lucky winner.