Amir sends greetings to Pope Francis

Amir sends greetings to Pope Francis

His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani and His Highness the Deputy Amir Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad al-Thani sent Saturday cables of congratulations to Pope Francis on the National Day of the Vatican City State

Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world

Pope to livestream Easter mass to locked down world

Pope Francis will break with centuries of tradition and livestream Easter Sunday mass to allow the world's 1.3 billion Catholics to celebrate their holiest holiday under a coronavirus lockdown.

Pope Francis meets Qatar's envoy

Pope Francis meets Qatar's envoy

His Holiness Pope Francis met Qatar's outgoing ambassador (non-resident) to Vatican City, Nasser bin Hamad al-Khalifa at the Vatican on Wednesday.

Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukraine's president asks pope to help win release of prisoners of war

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy asked Pope Francis on Saturday for help to win the release of prisoners of war held by Russia and Russian-backed separatists.

Al-Marri meets Pope, conveys the plight of blockade victims

Al-Marri meets Pope, conveys the plight of blockade victims

HE the Chairman of the National Human Rights Committee, Dr Ali bin Smaikh al-Marri, has met Pope Francis and conveyed the complaints and sufferings of thousands of victims of the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar by the Saudi-led quartet.

Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Mideast needs two-state solution, Pope says in Christmas message

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after US President Donald Trump stoked regional tensions with his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Pope bumps head on Popemobile in Colombia procession

Pope bumps head on Popemobile in Colombia procession

Pope Francis got a cut on his brow and blood on his white cape on Sunday when he bumped into the window of his Popemobile while waving to admirers in Colombia.

Trump meets Pope, vows not to forget his message

Trump meets Pope, vows not to forget his message

US President Donald Trump met Pope Francis, one of his most high-profile critics, at the Vatican on Wednesday and after an exchange of gifts he promised he would not forget the pontiff's message.

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

Palm Sunday church bombings kill at least 43 in Egypt

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for bombing two Egyptian churches as worshippers gathered to mark Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people in the deadliest attacks on the Coptic Christian minority in recent memory.

Vatican froze two million euros in 2016 corruption fight

Vatican froze two million euros in 2016 corruption fight

The Vatican froze some two million euros in suspect funds last year as part of Pope Francis's war against money laundering in the Holy See, its chief magistrate said Saturday.

Homeless get VIP treatment from Pope Francis

Homeless get VIP treatment from Pope Francis

Pope Francis on Friday asked an audience of homeless people to forgive those Christians who ‘look the other way.’

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis praises secular Sweden over asylum seekers

Pope Francis celebrated Mass on Tuesday for Sweden's tiny Catholic community, made up of many refugees and migrants, praising as ‘blessed’ those in this overwhelmingly non-religious nation who take in asylum seekers.