Joseph Ratzinger

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.

The Pope Francis Rebrand Is a PR Miracle

Alec Short | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Alec Short

Don't allow yourself to be lectured on morality by an organization which has made damn sure that it hasn't got a leg left to stand on either. At least there was some honesty about Ratzinger, he didn't hide his scorn for the ungodly.

It Needs Mending But It Doesn't Need Men

Ralph Jones | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK
Ralph Jones

Where once the public might have been duped into believing that the moral compass of the religious was faithful and true, it is now painfully apparent that this compass is not only unreliable but has been tossed overboard.

The Pope's Resignation: Setting a Precedent?

Robin Lustig | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK
Robin Lustig

First, they started electing Popes who weren't Italian. Now a Pope is resigning. Who says the Catholic church never moves with the times?

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.

Pope Benedict XVI Resigns: What Is The Pope Going To Do with All Those Presents? (PICTURES)

Elliot Wagland | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK

Over the years Pope Benedict XVI has received more than his fair share of gifts from world leaders, including presents from Queen Elizabeth, Barack Ob...

Pope In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

Pope Benedict XVI is to resign as the head of the Catholic Church on February 28, the Vatican said on Monday. It will be the first time the pontif...

A Malicious and Dangerous Old Virgin

Ralph Jones | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ralph Jones

Joseph Ratzinger obviously is not infallible; no intelligent person would ever have believed that he was. Worse than that, however, he is now a sinister and retarding force for both religion and gay rights, out of touch with the majority of the faithful and totally unqualified to preach morality.

Vatican Rejects Cover-Up Claims

BBC | Posted 03.11.2011 | UK

The Vatican has rejected claims by Irish PM Enda Kenny that it sabotaged efforts by Irish bishops to report child-molesting priests to police. It f...