Pope Francis

Pope Francis Is Popping Up All Over The Place

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK

The Pope has been popping up all over the place in the Philippines to pose for selfies with fans. Or so it would appear. Life-size cardboard cu...

Retiring Head Of Catholic Church In Ireland Admits He 'Needs To Say Sorry'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK

Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness as his retirement was today confirmed by t...

Pope Francis Says Intervention In Iraq 'Legitimate'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has endorsed international action against Isis jihadists in Iraq, saying it is "legitimate to stop the unjust aggressor." The leader o...

The Pope Says Smartphones Are 'Futile'

The Huffington Post UK | Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Tech

The Pope has issued a warning to young people that they're wasting 'too many hours on futile things' like smartphones, daytime TV and the internet. ...

Pope Francis Claims An Astonishing Number Of Clergy Are Paedophiles

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has revealed "about 2%" of clergy in the Catholic Church are are paedophiles. The astonishing claim is a result of research conducted ...

Popes Become Rivals For World Cup Final - But Who Will Invoke Divine Help?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK

Sorry Albicelestes - Buenos Aires-born Pope Francis won't pray for you, Argentina. Even it would mean scoring a victory over his German papal predeces...

PHOTOS: News Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Elliot Wagland & Tahira Mirza & Michael Cripps | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, ...

Coming To A Town Near You: Catholic Demon-Fighting Priests

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2014 | UK

Let the battle against evil commence. The Pope has officially revived the medieval practice of exorcism . The Vatican has dispatched a group of 250...

Pope Francis Just Hit Back At The Economist Over Lenin Column

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Communists are actually closet Christians, whose message on poverty echoes the Gospel, Pope Francis has said. The leader of the Catholic Church mad...

WATCH: Pope Francis Stopped His Motorcade To Do Something Truly Incredible

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.07.2014 | UK

Pope Francis brought great joy to residents in a small Italian town at the weekend when he stopped his motorcade after a group of people with signs ca...

Charlotte Meredith

'Drugs Can Not Be Magically Wished Away - Even By The Pope'

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has come under severe criticism after he denounced the legalisation of recreational drugs. The pontiff waded into the debate over the...

Scotland: At Last, The Pope Intervenes

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.06.2014 | UK Politics

Pope Francis has cast doubt on the case for Scottish independence, saying he asks himself whether the case for it is "clear". The spiritual leader ...

A Pause From Israeli-Palestinian Politics!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Despite myriad Palestinian weaknesses, divisions and fratricidal power-plays, Abu Mazen remains by far one of the most dovish Palestinian leaders. But even he cannot deliver the goods today...

Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis was pictured locking lips with Israeli president Shimon Peres this weekend – in an image reminiscent of an advertising campaign that su...

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza and Michael Cripps | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK

Pictures of the week brings you the best images over the past seven days from around the world, chosen by our very own photo editors, Elliot Wagla...

May Their Prayers For Peace Be Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis is set to lead an unprecedented "intense prayer session" with both Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres...

The Rite of Spring - Two Kidnapped Christian Bishops; Pictures of Pagan Russia, in the Country of Syria

Francis John Hogan | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK
Francis John Hogan

May 29th marked the 101st anniversary of the premier of The Rite of Spring, the brilliant musical composition attributed to Igor Stravinsky, and performed by Sergei Diaghilev's - The Ballet Russes Dance Company, in the City of Paris, France of the year 1913.

An Argentinean in the Holy Land

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 26.07.2014 | UK
Dr Harry Hagopian

Dear friends, please pray for me during my pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
With this pithy tweet, Pope Francis embarked last Saturday upon an intense three-day tour of the Holy Land that took him to Amman, Bethlehem and Jerusalem.

Pope Francis Prays At West Bank Barrier in Bethlehem

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has stopped to pray at a barrier Israel has built in Bethlehem and invited Israeli and Palestinian leaders to come to the Vatican to join...

The Pope Is In The Middle East, And He's Travelling With A Rabbi And A Muslim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has begun his tour of the Middle East with a plea for religious tolerance, as part of a visit aimed at sending a message of hope to the r...

Conspiracy Theories Swirl Around Pope Francis' Visit To Holy Land

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

The Pope's plan hold mass in a Jerusalem room believed have hosted Jesus' Last Supper has caused an ugly rift between Israel and Vatican, with conspir...

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 16 May 2014

Paddy Duffy | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

The inexplicable elevator in-law scuffle of news With election time all over Europe so close, it's nice to see that a potent political message doesn'...

The Pope Just Made A Really Awkward Typo On Twitter, Things Got Sexual

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK

Holy typo! No one is perfect, even the Pope. The pontiff thoughtfully took to Twitter Wednesday to urge his 4.4 million followers to pray for the m...

You'll Never Guess Who Pope Francis Wants To Baptise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has said that if Martians came to him asking to be baptised he wouldn't turn them away. The pontiff has said that he would be willing ...

'Stop Being So Selfish!': Pope Francis Calls On Governments To Help The Poor

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" th...