Pope Francis

Vatican Declares That There Are ‘No Grounds' For Same-Sex Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 26.10.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has released a 94-point document endorsing a call for a more merciful and less judgmental church. The move has been described as prog...

Priest Justifies Paedophilia By Saying Children 'Seek Affection'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 07.10.2015 | UK

An Italian priest has been removed from office after he said that paedophilia in the church was caused by children seeking adult affection, it has bee...

Pope Visited Gay Couple Day Before He Met With Kim Davis

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK

The Vatican distanced Pope Francis from Kim Davis on Friday after it was revealed that the pontiff took a meeting with the anti-gay marriage clerk dur...

Vatican Reluctantly Admits Pope Took Naughty Meeting With Anti-Gay Kentucky Clerk

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- What a terrific guy the pope is, bowling in to the US Congress to demand reluctant Republicans take action on climate change. Unfortun...

Mother Of Three Becomes First Woman In 70 Years To Be Executed By State Of Georgia

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

A woman has been executed in the US state of Georgia despite a number of last-ditch appeals, including one by Pope Francis, to try to block her execut...

Pope Francis Says It's A 'Human Right' To Refuse Gay Marriage Licences

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has spoken out after being questioned on religious beliefs and gay marriage licenses, as he returns home from a 10-day trip to the United...

Pope Francis Kisses Baby Dressed As Him And Sends Crowd Wild

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 28.09.2015 | UK

As Pope Francis travels home from his six-day tour of Washington, DC, New York, and Philadelphia he will take with him a fairly unusual memory. The...

US Congress In Chaos After Speaker Boehner Resigns

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- A day after weeping through the pope’s address, Speaker of the House John Boehner resigned his post, a move likely to throw a fractious ...

Hear Our Voices - Young Africans Decry Poor Quality Education

Charles Mwangi Waituru | Posted 25.09.2015 | UK Politics
Charles Mwangi Waituru

Just two weeks ago a young Kenyan volunteer called Felix Owino was invited to London to represent African youth at the first ever Youth Summit hosted ...

Pope Demands Sceptical Congress Act On Man-Made Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- The pope called for a "courageous and responsible effort" to combat the man-made “environmental challenge” during a speech to a joint ...

Channel 4 Presenter Labelled 'Absolute Moron' Over Racist Obama Slur

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK

Channel 4 presenter Matt Frei has apologised after using a racial slur he claims he "simply wasn't aware of" to describe Barack Obama. The Europe e...

British Fox News Host In Angry Rant About Pope And Climate Change

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- A British broadcaster working for the Fox Business channel embarked on a 10-minute rant about the Pope’s address at the White House on W...

Fox News And Co Are Completely Losing It Over The Pope's US Vist

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK

Did you hear? The Pope is calling for planetary government and is a danger to the entire world. No this isn't the plot from the latest instalment o...

Obama Greets Pope Francis After Pontiff Lands In Washington

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.09.2015 | UK

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'Jesus Was Very Popular And Look How That Turned Out'

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.09.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has jokily played the humility card in an interview with a Portuguese Catholic radio station. The pontiff, who is preparing to address...

Refugee Religions: The Complex Relationship Between Poverty and Power

Kester Brewin | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Kester Brewin

(Photo credit: Bettmann/CORBIS) The Pope has been at it, and so has the Archbishop of Canterbury. Christian-minded columnists such as Giles Fraser h...

The Pope's Comments Are Still a Long Way From Real Progress on Abortion

Kerry Abel | Posted 07.09.2015 | UK
Kerry Abel

In forgiving women for having abortions, the Pope is also distancing himself from the worst kind of abortion protesters: the ones that shout at women from across the street that they will go to hell, that they will be dammed forever.

Burnham: Catholic Church 'Obssessed With Sexuality'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham has revealed that he has 'drifted away' from the Catholic Church, partly because of its "judgemental" views on homosexuality. In an in...

Paul Waugh

Andy Burnham Interview: Part 2

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Andy Burnham is still the bookies' favourite in the Labour leadership race, despite the Corbyn 'surge'. As the contest enters its final furl...

American Catholics Don't Like The Pope Anymore

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- While much of the globe lauds Francis as the best pope since St. Peter, in the US his stock has dramatically fallen. A Gallup poll publish...

Pope's US Visit Could Blow Up Over Climate Change And Capitalism

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Regardless of what Donald Trump says, Americans are a welcoming lot. Unless, of course, Johnny Foreigner starts telling them how to run th...

21 Brilliant And Bizarre Replies To The Pope On Twitter

The Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Comedy

Pope Francis LOVES Twitter, and despite almost certainly being too busy to get involved in a conversation, people love to reply to him. Some just ...

Pope Francis: The Nearest We Have to a World Statesman?

Alistair Burnett | Posted 10.07.2015 | UK
Alistair Burnett

If Pope Francis continues to sound relevant to Catholic and non-Catholic alike, and is able to see off the still powerful conservative forces in the Church before he steps down or dies - a big if as he is 78 after all - then he could act as a catalyst for social change and help the World find a way to deal with the challenges it faces from global warming to growing inequality.

Dutch Citizens Win Landmark Climate Change Case Against The Government

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK

In a landmark case for environmentalists, a court in the Netherlands has ordered the Dutch government to reduce the country’s greenhouse gas emissio...

Pope's Climate Message Will Ring Out Far Beyond the Church

Liz Hutchins | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Liz Hutchins

Neither Friends of the Earth nor Pope Francis are anti-business. Laudato si isn't calling for an end to capitalism; for everything to re-nationalised. But, as the encyclical says 'The environment is one of those goods that cannot be adequately safeguarded or promoted by market forces.' Amen to that and ditto in the case of inequality.