Germany defender defender Mats Hummels has described how the squad experienced “an unforgettable moment” after meeting Pope Francis.
The national team had spent a day in Rome following their 8-0 win against European minnows San Marino in a World Cup qualifier on Sunday, visiting the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican City.
Germany then move on to Milan for a friendly against Italy at the San Siro on Tuesday night.
Pope Francis was presented with a Germany shirt after granting the squad a 20-minute […]
President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the contribution of Pope Francis and the Holy See to global peace, describing it as “active and relentless”.
Speaking while receiving Archbishop Augustine Kasujja, Apostolic Nuncio (Ambassador of the Holy See) in a farewell visit at the Presidential Villa in Abuja on Thursday, the President said the effort of the Pope for peace, especially in Syria, was inspiring and impressive.
“Please convey our gratitude to the Pope. We thank the Vatican for supporting Nigeria’s efforts. You have […]
The highly revered Catholic pontiff, Pope Francis, has spoken out on why women will not become priests in the church
Pope Francis, the Leader of the Roman Catholic Church Worldwide, has insisted that women will never be Catholic priests.
The highly revered Pntiff stated that the restriction on women becoming priest will not be lifted.
It was reported that the Priest made this known on Wednesday, while speaking during a press conference on-board his papal plane, the Argentine.
He said, “On the ordination of […]
The Pope has declared Mother Teresa – who worked with the dying and destitute in the Indian city of Kolkata – a saint.
Tens of thousands watched in St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis held the canonisation mass for the nun, revered as one of the icons of the 20th century.
The service took place the day before the 19th anniversary of her death.
The pontiff said in Latin: “For the honour of the Blessed Trinity… we declare and define Blessed Teresa of […]
Pope Francis decides that Barcelona’s Lionel Messi is the best player ever ahead of Pele and Maradona
Pope Francis has appeared to have finally ended the long-held debate over whether Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi is the better player.
While many have been edging toward the former recently after he won the European Championships with Portugal this summer, the Argentina-born religous leader has other ideas.
He thinks his compatriot is actually the best player to have ever graced the game.
Asked whether Pele or Maradona is better, the 79-year-old replied: ‘For me, Messi,’ according to SPORT.
The Pope didn’t give any […]
This is the shocking moment Pope Francis lost his footing and fell down during holiest mass in Poland.
It was shock on the faces of people as Pope Francis has fell down during holy mass in front of millions as he visited Czestochowa, Poland.
The 79-year-old pope, who hails from Argentina, was walking on a stage when he suddenly fell and was quickly helped to his feet by other religious figures. He subsequently took to his seat, continued the Mass and read […]
Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians and the Roman Catholic Church should apologise to gay people and seek their forgiveness for the way they have been treated.
Speaking to reporters at he flew back to Rome from Armenia, the pope was asked if he agreed with comments by German Cardinal Reinhard Marx that the Church needed to say sorry for the way it has treated the gay community.
“We Christians have to apologise for so many things, not just for this (treatment […]
This is incredibly awesome! His Holiness The Pope attracts 1.2 million Instagram followers in just 24 hours… @franciscus … See photos detailed below:
His official IG account is tagged :”I want to walk with you along the way of God’s mercy and tenderness.” (Official Account. Copyright L’Osservatore
Many thousands of people have been celebrating Mass with Pope Francis at a university campus in Kenya.
Pope Francis made a plea for traditional values, saying “the health of any society depends on the health of its families”.
The Pope earlier urged Kenyans to work for peace and reconciliation on his first trip as pontiff to Africa, amid a rise in militant violence.
He arrived in Kenya on Wednesday, the first stop on a three-nation tour.
Crowds in the capital, Nairobi, waited in the […]
Pope Francis has finally arrived Kenya on his maiden visit to Africa. He was received at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport by president Uhuru Kenyatta, his wife and other dignitaries…He is expected to also visit Uganda and the Central African Republic (CAR) on a six-day trip.
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The head of the Catholic Church, Pope Francis, stumbled as he climbed to board a plane at John F. Kennedy Airport in the United States.
Photos shared by GettyImage showed the Pope stumbling as he struggled to climb the stairs. He held on to the rail of the stairs with his right hand while he clutched a bag with his left hand. See More Photos