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Pope calls for universal ban on “despicable” practice of surrogate motherhood

Pope calls for universal ban on “despicable” practice of surrogate motherhood

Pope Francis called Monday for a universal ban on the “despicable” practice of surrogate motherhood, as he included the “commercialization” of pregnancy in an annual speech listing threats to global peace and human dignity

08 January,2024 05:02 PM IST | Rome | AP
PM Modi recalls his meeting with Pope Francis: Very memorable moment

PM Modi recalls his meeting with Pope Francis: Very memorable moment

PM Narendra Modi on Monday extended his greetings to the people of the world and to the Christian community on Christmas and recalled his meeting with Pope Francis in Vatican City in 2021, stating that it was a "very memorable moment".

25 December,2023 04:18 PM IST | Delhi | ANI
Ailing Pope says he’s better but has aides read speeches

Ailing Pope says he’s better but has aides read speeches

Francis did however, voice his contentment over the Israel-Hamas truce

30 November,2023 05:58 AM IST | Vatican City | Agencies
Pope Francis skips window appearance over ‘mild flu’

Pope Francis skips window appearance over ‘mild flu’

Francis earlier this year was hospitalised for three days for what he later said was pneumonia and what the Vatican described as a case of bronchitis necessitating treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

27 November,2023 02:32 AM IST | Vatican City | Agencies
Pope blames weapons industry for Russia-Ukraine war

Pope blames weapons industry for Russia-Ukraine war

Francis acknowledged he was frustrated that the Vatican's diplomatic initiatives hadn't borne much fruit

24 September,2023 09:54 AM IST | Ukraine | PTI
Sylvester gets a surprise punch from Pope Francis, is 'honoured' by a fan

Sylvester gets a surprise punch from Pope Francis, is 'honoured' by a fan

This caught the veteran actor by surprise, after which he said “Well I’m honoured, too,” before raising his fists and air-pumping, saying: “Ready? We box”

10 September,2023 09:50 AM IST | Los Angeles | IANS
Pope meets shamans, monks and evangelicals

Pope meets shamans, monks and evangelicals

The interfaith event, held at a theater in the capital, Ulaanbaatar, came midway through Francis’ four-day visit, the first by a pope

04 September,2023 07:54 AM IST | Ulaanbaatar | Agencies
UK’s Prince Harry prepares to take on tabloid publisher in court

UK’s Prince Harry prepares to take on tabloid publisher in court

Opening statements are scheduled Monday in his case.

05 June,2023 08:29 AM IST | London | Agencies
Pope warns of corruption in fund raising

Pope warns of corruption in fund raising

“Please don’t reduce POM to money,” Francis said, referring to the Italian acronym of the Pontifical Mission Societies

04 June,2023 08:15 AM IST | Vatican City | Agencies
Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis, announces he will make a film on Jesus

Martin Scorsese meets Pope Francis, announces he will make a film on Jesus

"I have responded to the Pope's appeal to artistes in the only way I know how: by imagining and writing a screenplay for a film about Jesus," Scorsese said on Saturday during a Rome conference at the Vatican, according to multiple reports quoted by 'Variety'. "And I'm about to start making it," the director added, suggesting that this could be his

30 May,2023 09:38 AM IST | Rome | IANS

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