Holy See

The Francis Effect: Hamming Up the Holy See With Papal Wit And Holy Writ

Nick Fouche | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK
Nick Fouche

Whether as populist-opportunist or pastor bonis, what remains clear to us is that Francis already grasped this development early on in his pontificate when few would have argued with the idea that Jesus can be far more effectively sold today through web clicks and profile page ratings - a notion which aptly coincides with the current requirement to package a more hip holiness for mass consumption.

Vatican Consumes More Wine Than Anywhere In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

The Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, 74 litres per person, double that of Italy, according to new stati...

An Analysis of the Criticism By the United Nations of the Vatican Over Child Abuse - And the Vatican's Reaction to It

Keith Porteous Wood | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Keith Porteous Wood

States that ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, as has the Vatican - or technically its diplomatic name, the Holy See (HS) - are subject to 5 yearly examinations by the Committee on the Rights of the Child.

Vatican Under Unprecedented Scrutiny Over Child Abuse

Keith Porteous Wood | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Keith Porteous Wood

Perhaps the biggest question that this examination raises is the extent to which Francis wishes to - or indeed is able to - start coming clean over child abuse by requiring reporting to secular authorities, and cooperating with them by providing information which the Vatican has hitherto kept secret and instructed others to do likewise.

Vatican Denies Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Is 'In A Very Bad Way'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 12.04.2013 | UK

A Vatican spokesman has denied reports Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s health is “in a very bad way”. Concerns for the 85-year-old’s wellbein...

Joseph Ratzinger's Failed Papacy May Have Fatally Undermined the Vatican

Terry Sanderson | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK
Terry Sanderson

And so we are to see an end to the rule of Joseph Ratzinger at the Vatican. At such times it is usual to break out into a chorus of Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead from The Wizard of Oz, but we fear that Ratzinger's successor will be as bad, if not worse, than the man himself.

Vatican Hires Opus Dei Fox News Reporter To Help Holy Image

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK

Pope Benedict has hired a reporter from Fox News as its head of communications amid the Catholic institution's 'Vatileaks' scandal. The 52-year-old...

The Future of Sex and the Planet

Genevieve Stewart | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK Politics
Genevieve Stewart

There are currently 215 million women in the world who lack access to basic reproductive healthcare. Millions more are without due to lack of education, funding and distribution; or for cultural, social and religious reasons which prevent them from accessing sexual health services.