Pope Francis

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.

The UK Must Lead the World to Tackle Climate Change

Mary Creagh | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK Politics
Mary Creagh

Climate change is a threat not just to the environment, but to people. And it's the poorest people who are most exposed. Tens of millions have been lifted out of poverty in the last 15 years, but more than one billion people still live in absolute poverty on less than $1.25 a day. Climate change also presents a growing danger to Britain. Flooding is the greatest threat to the UK from climate change, with up to 3.6 million people at risk by the middle of the century. The 2007 floods in Britain were a powerful reminder that, even in developed countries, climate change is national security issue. I agree with Pope Francis.

'The Earth Is Looking Like An Immense Pile Of Filth': Pope Goes On Climate Change Twitter Rant

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has said the earth is looking "more and more like an immense pile of filth", following his ground-breaking encyclical on climate change, ...

Pope's Bold Migrant Crisis Intervention

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 17.06.2015 | UK Politics

The Pope has criticised EU countries that "close the door" to migrants amid the growing crisis in the Mediterranean as the UK Government came under pr...

Pope's Climate Change Stance Upsets Another Catholic White House Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Jeb Bush upbraided the Pope on Tuesday, the presidential candidate becoming the second Catholic running for office to recently bemoan his ...

God Says Climate Change Is Real And We're To Blame

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

God says climate change is real and we're to blame. Or at least that’s the word from his corporeal representative on Earth. The long-awaited encycli...

Why I'm Joining the Biggest Climate Change Lobby in History

Will Green | Posted 12.06.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Will Green

To put plainly, if we don't confront climate change, we won't end poverty. If we want to ensure that hard-won development gains are not wasted, we have to take decisive action on climate change.

Pope Francis Has A Warning For All Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Parents

Pope Francis has said parents should not let children use computers in their bedrooms because of the dangers of "internet filth". Speaking to journ...

Catholic Presidential Candidate Tells Pope To 'Stay Out Of Climate Change'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK

NEW YORK -- Pope Francis, who is increasingly talking about the dangers of climate change, is scheduled to deliver an influential encyclical on enviro...

Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote Has Monumentally Annoyed The Vatican

Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

A senior official from the Vatican has called Ireland's monumental yes vote in the gay marriage referendum a "defeat for humanity" at a conference in ...

Pope Francis Hasn't Watched Any Telly Since 1990 - Here's What He Missed

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

If you needed another reason to like Pope Francis, this is a good one - he doesn't watch TV. And that's not because the pontiff is a web-wizard on ...

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...