Pope Francis

'I Ask Forgiveness For All The Evil': Pope Francis Apologises For Clerical Sex Abuse Of Children

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK

The head of the Catholic Church has issued an apology for clerical sex abuses against children. Speaking to members of the International Catholic ...

Did Obama Bring Up Condoms With The Pope?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK

With beaming smiles, Barack Obama and Pope Francis have emerged from their first 52-minute discussion in the Vatican. But while controversial subje...

Why Have Cocaine-Filled Condoms Sent To The Vatican

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A mysterious package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine has been intercepted, customs officials have said. German c...

The Catholic Church's Tough Message for Business

Cardinal Vincent Nichols | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK
Cardinal Vincent Nichols

We need to move beyond tinkering. There needs to be demonstrable change, driven by a sense of urgency. A clear purpose, founded on human dignity and the common good, can inspire people to come together... But this is not a quick fix. It is a journey that will take many years.

High Profile American Catholic Calls For 'Liberal' University Professors To Be 'Shot'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education

It appears that one Catholic leader in the US failed to read the Pope’s memo highlighting the church’s new inclusive outlook, taking to radio on W...

'Internet, a Gift From God' - The Pope of the Digital Age

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The problematic relationship between faith and technology is amongst the most difficult of the challenges faced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio's papacy. Yet many see his interest in the digital as a symbol of the renovation underway in the contemporary Catholic establishment...

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...

Jon Stewart On The Pope's First Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Comedy

So Pope Francis has been in the job for one whole year now. Check out what Jon Stewart's got to say about his freewheeling behaviour, in this clip fro...

Russell Crowe Really, Really, Really Wants The Pope To See His Movie Noah

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Russell Crowe stars in the forthcoming epic 'Noah' and he really wants the Pope to see it. No, he really, really wants him to see it. So much so h...

The Positive Pope: Ancient Values and Modern Communication

Baroness Stowell | Posted 26.02.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Stowell

Scotland weren't the only Brits celebrating in Rome last Saturday. Whilst the Tartan Army was scoring points at the Rugby, people from all parts of the UK were at the Vatican watching Pope Francis elevate the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, to the College of Cardinals and I was proud to be there too as part of the UK's official delegation...

Vatican Consumes More Wine Than Anywhere In The World

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

The Vatican City consumes more wine per capita than any other country in the world, 74 litres per person, double that of Italy, according to new stati...

Pope Francis Renews His Passport, Because He's Just Like You And Me

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

He might have scored the cover of Rolling Stone last month, but Pope Francis has reassured us all that his feet are very firmly on the ground – by e...

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...

Animal Protection Group Urges Pope Francis To Stop Releasing Doves Of Peace

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

An animal welfare group has called upon the Pope to refrain from releasing his doves of peace after two were attacked in mid-air after a service on Su...

'Demonic Possession' Of Mother & Her Three Children In Home 'Haunted By 200 Spirits'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A woman claims she and her three children were possessed by demons in an astonishing case which saw the involvement of police, children’s services a...

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.

The Silence of Pope Francis

Aaron Vallely | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

Pope Francis appears accessible, tender, and compassionate. Always willing to help the poor and the marginalised. Worldwide attention he has garnered. When it comes to victims of sexual abuse and torture by members of the church, however, he is suspiciously and oddly silent.

Pope Francis: 'The Internet Is A Gift From God'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Pope Francis says that the internet is a "gift from God" - but we need to learn how to live offline, too. The pope, who has proven to be divisive a...

'Homosexuality Is A Physical Defect That Can Be Cured'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Pope Francis' newest Spanish Cardinal has called homosexuality a physical “defect” that can be cured. Recently elected Fernando Sebastian Aguil...

Pope Francis' Message For The Rich Guys At Davos

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

As the global elite and the world's wealthiest gather in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, Pope Francis has some words of advice: use the billions to ser...

'I Did Not Know I Was Pregnant'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A nun who gave birth to a baby boy on Wednesday says she had no idea she was pregnant. The 31-year-old Salvadorean woman was initially rushed to ho...

PHOTOS: Vote On Your Favourite Pictures Of The Week

The Huffington Post | Elliot Wagland and Tahira Mirza | Posted 29.03.2014 | 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 a...

Vatican Grilled By UN On Child Sex Abuse By Clergy

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The Vatican is being grilled publicly for the first time over its record of sexual-abuse cases against children and the alleged cover-ups protecting p...

Valentine's Day In The Vatican?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Fancy a cosy date with your significant other and… the Pope? A note, entitled 'The Joy of Yes Forever' issued by Vatican city has invited engaged...

Pope Francis Calls Abortion 'Horrific'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has launched a blistering condemnation of abortion describing it as a "horrific" symptom of a "throwaway culture" at his State of the Wor...