Pope Benedict Xvi

The Case of The Pope (Francis)

Dragana Brown | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK
Dragana Brown

I asked Mr. Robertson: How different (if at all) in truth is obvious corruption (where money exchanges hands for gains) compared to getting chummy with the Pope, in the case of politicians, for the sake of an awful lot of Catholic voters?

These Pictures Prove Pope Francis Is The Perfect PR Pontiff

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

The Catholic Church, it is fair to say, had not had a run of decent PR. Major news stories of the 21st century centred not on the church's charitab...

Frock Star: Pope Francis Appears On The Cover Of Rolling Stone

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has made history by appearing on the cover of esteemed rock magazine Rolling Stone. Mark Binelli’s 7,700-word cover story, entitled...

The Terror in a Space Odyssey

Victoria Martindale | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK
Victoria Martindale

Iran's announcement that it has sent a monkey into space has caused a bit of a stir. Space exploration- that highest frontier of transformative technology pushing out beyond the Earth- has long reigned as futuristic and radical as science can get.

WATCH: Merry Christmas, From One Pope To Another (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK

Pope Francis paid a Christmas call on his predecessor Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at his home in the Vatican. Pictures released by the Vatican newsp...

Pope Francis' Social Media Revolution: Still a Long Way to 'Vatican 2.0'

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

On 27 October Pope Francis celebrated his account's ten millionth worldwide follower with a tweet. Such an engagement with new technologies may indeed be a truly important step on the Church's path to renovation... However, it also entails a much greater challenge; one that the Vatican might not be entirely prepared to take up.

What the Pope and the President of Iran Have in Common

Rene Musech | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rene Musech

Both men, despite their obvious differences, have developed images as leaders driving change within their respective organisations without actually enacting any substantial policy adjustments.

Vatican Says It's Not Fussed About Reports The NSA Spied On The Pope

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Edward Snowden A 'Hero' In UK, But Americans Are More Divided (POLL) The Vatican doesn't seem too worried about reports the US secret ...

The Vatican Does Not Want You To See These Pictures Of Gay Couples Kissing In Church

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK

An exhibition of images revealing gay couples sharing kisses in churches has been pulled after the Catholic Church reportedly threatened legal action....

'Richard Dawkins Writes Science Fiction'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

The former Pope has described the work of prominent atheist Richard Dawkins as “science fiction”. Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI made his comments ...

'I Felt Touched By The Hand Of God': Pope Francis Comforts Rape Victim With Personal Phone Call

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK

A rape victim has told how she felt she had been “touched by the hand of God” after receiving a comforting telephone call from Pope Francis. A...

'Who Am I To Judge? We Are Brothers'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Desmond Tutu Says He Would Prefer Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven And God Pope Francis has proffered an olive branch from the Catholic Chur...

Pope Francis Calls For 'Simpler' Church

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

In what could be seen as a dig at his "intellectual" predecessor, Pope Francis has called for a simpler Church based on core values of love and humili...

Follow The Pope On Twitter.. Or Burn In Purgatory

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK

Following Pope Francis on Twitter can buy you less time in purgatory atoning for your sins, according to the papal court in the Vatican. Catholics ...

Gay Lobby Exists In The Vatican, Admits Pope Francis

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has acknowledged the existence of a "gay lobby" within the Vatican and says he will take action, according to reports. Following year...

Pope Francis: Atheists Who Do Good Are Redeemed By Jesus As Well As Catholics

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has delivered a homily in which he states atheists who do good are redeemed through Jesus. Speaking at the Wednesday morning Mass in ...

Topless Femen Activist Touts Fake Gun In Notre Dame Cathedral Protest After Far Right Activist's Suicide

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.05.2013 | UK

A Femen activist has been arrested after carrying out a topless protest in Paris’s Notre Dame Cathedral. With the words “May facists rest in h...

WATCH: Did Pope Francis Perform An Exorcism On A Disabled Child?

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

Reports are swirling that Pope Francis was filmed performing an exorcism after Sunday’s Pentecost Mass. Footage of the Pope placing his hands on...

Vatican Declares Mexico's Death Saint 'Blasphemous'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A Vatican spokesman has declared Mexico’s folk Death Saint (Santa Meurte) is “blasphemous” and should not be part of any religion. Cardinal ...

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...

'We Are Brothers' (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK

In a historic meeting, Pope Francis has paid a visit to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, with the new Pope telling his predecessor "we are brothers". Th...

Popes, Pubs and Extraterrestrials

Suzi Williams | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK
Suzi Williams

We have far more sophisticated communication techniques than a chimney stack. But it got me wondering. Is part of our fascination with events in St Peter's Square a longing for a simpler time? Is it the mystery and the tradition of the whole event that we love?

We Have an Argentinian Pope: Exploring what Francis I has to Offer

Sophie O'Mahony | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie O'Mahony

So what does this all mean for non-Catholics? Well, probably not a lot. For most people, Pope Francis is just another old man who should really be on a golf course in Florida somewhere, enjoying retirement. And yet we all tuned into the news when the signal was given that a new pope had been elected.

New Pope Must Tackle Difficulties Facing Catholic Church

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

In his final papal audience, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the moments of struggle as well as joy during his nearly eight years as leader of the 1.2 bill...

PICTURE: A Guide To The Vatican's Coloured Smoke

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Comedy

The papal conclave are currently meeting to decide who will be the next Pope. But what exactly does the coloured smoke coming from the Vatican signify...