Pope Benedict Resignation

Thomas Gray and Horace Walpole, on the Grand Tour, Spread News of a Papal Election, 1739/1740

Robert McNamee | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK
Robert McNamee

On Sunday, 29 March 1739, two young men, aspiring authors and student friends from Eton College and Cambridge, departed Dover for the Continent.

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Picture

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 08.03.2013 | UK

This week in pictures has seen an Oscar winner trip over accepting her statue, Prince Harry don an apron on a trip to South Africa and Pope Benedict X...

The Pope's Last Day: In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK

The Pope is bidding his final farewells to cardinals, Vatican staff and the Catholic world, as he prepares for his retirement on Thursday night. On...

Jessica Elgot

I Have Given Up My Private Life Forever, Pope Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Waving homemade signs, flags and passing countless small children up to the passing Popemobile, tens of thousands arrived to see Benedict XVI made his...

WATCH LIVE: Pope Benedict's Last Audience, With 200,000 People

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

More than 200,000 people are expected to flood St Peter's Square on Wednesday for what will be the last audience with Pope Benedict XVI, before his re...

Pictures Of The Day: 27th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Jessica Elgot

New Pope 'Will Not Be A Saint'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The former Archbishop of Westminister has warned that the new Pope "will not be a saint, straight away" as the Vatican once again prepares for a concl...

How Do You Pick a Pope?

Ben Blaine | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Comedy
Ben Blaine

The transition between leaders of any movement is always hard to achieve. An audience gets used to a certain style and it's always tough to know when to go for more of the same and when to throw in something fresh.

Pictures Of The Day: 25th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'I Am Not Abandoning The Church'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2013 | UK

Pilgrims from around the world flocked to St Peter's Square in the Vatican to see Pope Benedict XVI give his last Sunday blessing before he steps down...

Pope Was 'Nearly Blind In One Eye' And Had Been 'Falling Out Of Bed'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

The Pope had become nearly blind in one eye and had been falling out of bed 'several times' whilst on foreign trips, making him very tired for his pap...

The Men Who Would Be Pope..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK

The top Catholic theologians in line for the Papacy come from diverse countries, backgrounds and many have courted controversyy over some more entrenc...

Anti-Gay Laws Mean No Sex Abuse In Africa, Says Pope Contender

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.02.2013 | UK

The Cardinal heralded as the man who could be the first black Pope has said sex abuse could not happen in Africa, on the same scale as Europe, because...

Pictures Of The Day: 18th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

'I Have Felt, Almost Physically, The Strength Of Your Prayers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK

In his first public appearance since announcing his resignation, Pope Benedict XVI said he had felt "almost physically" strengthened by the love and p...

WATCH: God's Official Statement On Pope Resignation

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the mitre to comedian, animator and all-round clever chap Howard Read for this brilliant cartoon that he's produced following the news that t...

Pictures Of The Day: 12th February 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 12.02.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

LOOK: Pope Benedict XVI's Funniest Photos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

We realise that the words "Pope Benedict XVI" don't usually inspire paroxysms of laughter. But stick with us here. Because His Holiness - who of co...

Twitter's Funniest Pope Jokes

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Do people on Twitter make jokes about news events? Is the Pope Catholic? Well, sort of. Because His Holiness is resigning. As you may have guessed....

Pope Resigns: See The Latest Odds On Who Will Succeed Him

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

Bookies on behalf of Huffington Post UK Comedy: David Schneider and David Beresford (hat-tip: @IanReynolds77). More TOPICALOLs: Pope 'W...

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 'Was Outsourcing Job To China So He Could Spend More Time Watching Cat Videos'

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Comedy

A senior employee at the Vatican has resigned following revelations that he had been outsourcing his job to a worker in China in order to spend more t...