Pope Francis

The Francis Effect: Hamming Up the Holy See With Papal Wit And Holy Writ

Nick Fouche | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Nick Fouche

Whether as populist-opportunist or pastor bonis, what remains clear to us is that Francis already grasped this development early on in his pontificate when few would have argued with the idea that Jesus can be far more effectively sold today through web clicks and profile page ratings - a notion which aptly coincides with the current requirement to package a more hip holiness for mass consumption.

Millions To Visit Fake Medieval Cloth

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

A piece of cloth scientifically proven to have no connection to Biblical times has gone on display in Italy, with millions expected to make the pilgri...

Exorcism Expert Warns Catholic Clergy To Beware Of 'Beautiful Young Vampires'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK

A professor specialising in magic, Satanism and the occult has warned participants at a Vatican-backed exorcism conference to be vigilant of the strea...

Pope's 'Genocide' Remarks Have Made Turkey Deeply Unhappy

AP | Posted 12.04.2015 | UK

Turkey says it is "greatly disappointed" with the Vatican and had lost trust in relations, after Pope Francis called the slaughter of Armenians by Ott...

Tens Of Thousands Brave The Rain To Hear Pope's Easter Peace Message

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jack Sommers | Posted 05.04.2015 | UK

Tens of thousands of people, wearing raincoats and carrying umbrellas, braved the rain to hear Pope Francis deliver his Easter message that called for...

People Are Claiming Pope Francis Just Performed A Miracle

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK

The blood of a Patron Saint killed in 305 AD partially liquified in the presence of Pope Francis on Saturday, with some claiming it a sign of a "half-...

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 22.03.2015 | 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 23.03.2015 | 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 20.03.2015 | 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 18.03.2015 | 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 03.03.2015 | 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...