Pope Francis

February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018

Hasina meets Pope Francis

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina holds a meeting with Pope Francis, the spiritual leader of the Catholics of the world, at the Holy See in Vatican City.

January 15, 2018
January 15, 2018

Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

Pope Francis says he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at “the very limit”.

December 25, 2017
December 25, 2017

Pope, in Xmas message, calls for protection of Rohingyas

Pope Francis in his Christmas message calls for adequate protection of the dignity of Rohingyas, who fled to Bangladesh following persecution in Myanmar.

December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017

Reflections on the Pope's visit

As the impressions of Pope Francis' back-to-back visits to Myanmar and Bangladesh sink in, some self-evident truths glare through the mists of Naypyidaw, the new Burmese capital.

December 6, 2017
December 6, 2017

Pope Francis defends Jerusalem 'status quo'

Pope Francis, speaking hours before US President Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem, calls for the city's "status quo" to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle...

December 3, 2017
December 3, 2017

Pope says defence of Rohingya got through in Myanmar

Pope Francis defends his strategy of avoiding the term “Rohingya” in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian and military leadership without shutting down...

December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017

‘Gossip is a kind of terrorism’

Pope Francis compares gossip to terrorism, saying it acts like bombs to destroy communities and harmony. “Gossiping is a kind of terrorism,” he told a gathering of Catholic cardinals, bishops,...

December 2, 2017
December 2, 2017

'The presence of God today is also called Rohingya'

For the first time on his Asia tour, Pope Francis referred to the Rohingya people by name yesterday and assured them of continued support so that they can get their rights back.

December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017

Pope calls refugees 'Rohingya' after emotional meeting in Dhaka

Pope Francis refers to refugees who have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh as "Rohingya", using the politically sensitive name for the persecuted minority for the first time on an Asia tour...

December 1, 2017
December 1, 2017

PM calls on Pope at Vatican Embassy in Dhaka

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina makes a courtesy call on Pope Francis at Vatican Embassy in Dhaka.