Pope Francis

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 20.11.2014 | 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 28.10.2014 | 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...

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

Neil Gibb | Posted 22.10.2014 | 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...