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  • Pope's concern over Rohingya persecution

    Pope Francis has voiced concern over the persecution of Rohingyas in Myanmar.He had, on several occasions, slammed the violence inflicted on this minority community. We appreciate the Pope's unequivocal remarks on the matter which is in contrast with the somewhat muted response of the international community, by and large, so far.

  • Pope to visit Bangladesh in Nov

    Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church will visit Bangladesh in this November.

  • Pope dismisses doctrine chief in chaotic week for Vatican

    Pope Francis has dismissed the church's chief of doctrine, Cardinal Gerhard Mueller -- one of the most powerful cardinals at the Vatican -- and appointed a Spanish archbishop to the role, the Vatican said Saturday.

  • Pope asks Trump to be peacemaker

    Pope Francis urges US President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting today, and Trump promises he will not forget the pontiff's message.

  • Pope blasts ‘mother of all bombs’ name

    Pope Francis criticises the naming of the US military's biggest non-nuclear explosive as "the Mother of All Bombs", saying the word "mother" should not be used in reference to a deadly weapon.

  • Pope Francis proclaims Teresa a saint

    Pope Francis proclaims Mother Teresa a saint, hailing her work with the destitute of Kolkata as a beacon for mankind and testimony of God's compassion for the poor.

  • Pope Francis talks to journalists on his flight back to Rome following a visit at Armenia on June 26, 2016.

    Pope Francis says Church should apologise to gays

    Pope Francis has said that the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people for the way it has treated them.

  • Bishops to face sack for mishandling abuse

    Pope Francis approves measures to sack bishops who mishandle child sexual abuse cases, a papal decree says.

  • Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

    Pope Francis has met the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year pause in dialogue between the Roman Catholic Church and the mosque, the highest authority of Sunni Islam.

  • Why Corruption Matters

    Armed with such assessments, donor countries must structure assistance in a way that mitigates corruption risks. Military or development assistance is not apolitical. Programmes must be tailored to ensure that funds are not captured by kleptocratic elites. This means that anti-corruption efforts can no longer be shunted off to under-resourced specialists; they must be central to the planning of major development initiatives or the sale of costly weapons systems. Recipient governments must understand that funding will dry up if they continue to squander or steal it.