Pope Francis

Vatican Ignores Gay And Lesbian VIPs

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

In a startlingly progressive move, the Vatican gave a group of American gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience...

People Who Choose Not To Have Children Are Selfish, Says Man Who Chose Not To Have Children

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK Comedy

A man who has chosen to remain childless has hit out at people who choose to remain childless. “Not to have children is a selfish choice,” he s...

Lefty Pope Heads To Congress

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the US House and Senate on September 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker J...

What The Vatican Are Hiding In Their Archives

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

No-one can enter without the express permission of the Vatican - and when they do get in, they can't even browse the shelves. Not even the Pope has...

If Only We Knew What Prophet Muhammad Stood For!

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

In this critical time when some nihilistic criminals misuse the nobility of Islamic faith, it is high time to bring back the spirit of Islamic enlightenment enshrined in those early years of Islam's history.

So We Don't Have to Be 'Like Rabbits'. Phew.

Sally Fraser | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sally Fraser

We had been told about Natural Family Planning at marriage preparation but it was all a bit disgusting, (its not just dates and calendars you know, there is a big emphasis on mucous, its grim) and frankly I don't see the point.

George Galloway Uses Freedom Of Speech Rally To Slam 'Racist' Charlie Hebdo

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Politics

Footage has emerged showing firebrand MP George Galloway condemning the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo for producing “pornographic, obscene insult...

Four Free Speech Ideals That Came From the Charlie Hebdo Tragedy

Laura Blumenthal | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
Laura Blumenthal

The tragic Charlie Hebdo massacre ignited a full and varied debate across the world on our free speech values, particularly what it means and its limitations. Below are some of the issues that came up and what we should remember...

Charlie Hebdo: The Pope's Comments Join a Media Circus at Risk of Legitimising Terrorism

George Gillett | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK
George Gillett

Whether it be the Pope or a media commentator - we must avoid capitalising on a terrorist incident to vocalise our opinion on these cartoons and society's attitude towards religious beliefs.

These 6 Million People Went To Mind-Boggling Lengths To See Pope Francis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

A record-breaking six million people, cosseted in pastel plastics, braved the driving rain in Manila to attend Pope Francis' final Mass and line his m...

Why I Hate Religion And You Should Too

Jake Warren | Posted 01.01.2015 | UK
Jake Warren

I choose to my put my faith in humanity, I don't feel the need for a creator to make sense of the world whether he takes an active interest or not. For me the trick is to be content in the not knowing bit, I don't know and I probably never will categorically know...

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

Pope Condemns Islamic State

AP | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK

Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turke...

Jessica Elgot

Pope's EU Visit Gets Super Awkward As Francis Slams 'Aloof' Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.11.2014 | UK

STRASBOURG -- Pope Francis has attacked the European Union's "opulent" and "aloof" leadership and institutions in an extraordinary speech to the Stras...

Pontiff at Your Service

Lukas Mikelionis | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK
Lukas Mikelionis

If I had to describe the mass euphoria of the second living Pope reign, I would choose the phrase "sales marketing." Never in its modern existence, the Roman Catholic Church was so focused on deceit and ambiguities just to cater for a higher number of current and possible consumers...

Sara C Nelson

'I Believe In The Catholic Church And In The Women I Work With'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK

Throughout November, The Huffington Post UK is running its Beyond Belief series, chronicling the remarkable lives of Britons who've taken on t...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 31.10.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week that kicked off with the hashtag #AskNigelFarage... #AskNigelFarage At what point after this was taken did the Hellmouth open up so...

Pope Says Darwin WAS Right And God ISN'T Magic

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Tech

Pople Francis is bucking thousands of years of Vatican tradition by accepting, publicly, that science has a point. Ok, ok. We're trolling. The hist...

Some Post-Synod Considerations: Catholicism, Gender and Ritual Ambiguity

Nick Fouche | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

The Vatican synod treating of 'Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization' has now come and gone. Recommendations by variou...

Gay, Straight, Christian, Jew - Why Simple Labels No Longer Work

Neil Gibb | Posted 18.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Gibb

Pope Francis is a man on a mission. Everything from the choice of his name (referencing St Francis of Assisi) to his shunning of material comforts suggest he is out to take the church back to its core values of tolerance, inclusion and compassion.

Catholic Bishops Have Scrapped Their Landmark Welcome To Gays

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

Bishops have scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, revealing deep divisions in the Catholic Church at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope ...

Senior Catholics Hastily Remind Everyone That Being Gay Is Still 'Unacceptable'...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Less than 24-hours after the Catholic church seemed to finally be modernising its attitudes towards homosexuality, senior bishops have hastily remind...

After Only 2,000 Years.. Vatican Has Epiphany On Attitude Towards Gays

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church an...

Jessica Elgot

Malala Wins Nobel Peace Prize

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 10.10.2014 | UK

Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl targeted by the Taliban, has jointly won the Nobel Peace Prize, alongside Indian child rights campaigner Ka...

Who Should Win The Nobel Peace Prize?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2014 | UK

The annual Nobel Peace Prize can be something of a crackpot affair, with the five-member selection committee given to bouts of insanity – The Europe...