Pope Francis

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

Neil Gibb | Posted 20.10.2014 | 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...

Now Islamic State Wants To Kill The Pope

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK

Islamic State militants have made "credible threats" against Pope Francis' life, Iraq's ambassador to the Holy See has said. The Pope may be at ris...

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.