Pope Francis

Raise Your Voice, Use Your Vote

Eleanor Margetts | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK
Eleanor Margetts

Eleanor Margetts meeting Pope Francis alongside Senior UN advisor Jeffery Sachs (c) Gabriella Marino Right now, the world seems an especially scary p...

Everyone Is Loving The Pope's Very Relatable Drinking Analogy In Surprise TED Talk

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK

The Pope has warned of the dangers of power by using a rather relatable comparison - drinking gin. Speaking in a surprise TED talk, the head of the Ro...

'Urbi Et Orbi' Easter Message 2017

Pope Francis | Posted 16.04.2017 | UK
Pope Francis

In the complex and often dramatic situations of today's world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace. May he grant the leaders of nations the courage they need to prevent the spread of conflicts and to put a halt to the arms trade.

Easter Is About Service And Hope - Let's Show It To Refugees As Well

David Burrowes | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Politics
David Burrowes

At Easter Christians will be remembering how Jesus Christ showed the ultimate service and hope of eternal life through his death and resurrection. Let us resolve to show some of that service by giving some of our most vulnerable a new life, and a hope for the future.

The Pope's Reaction To A Child Stealing His Hat Was Excellent

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK

As Pope you have to deal with a variety of annoyances - have you seen the outfits the poor guy has to wear? But it’s not often the leader of the glo...

May World Day Of The Sick Inspire Renewed Efforts To Defend The Integrity And Dignity Of Persons

Pope Francis | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK
Pope Francis

On this 25th World Day of the Sick, I once more offer my prayerful support and encouragement to physicians, nurses, volunteers and all those consecrated men and women committed to serving the sick and those in need.

Pope Francis Has Made Some Rather Cryptic Remarks About Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK

Pope Francis has given an interview containing some coy remarks about the new American president. The head of the Catholic Church stated he plans to ...

Child Migrants, The Vulnerable And The Voiceless

Pope Francis | Posted 15.01.2017 | UK
Pope Francis

On the annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees, I feel compelled to draw attention to the reality of child migrants, especially the ones who are alone. In doing so I ask everyone to take care of the young, who in a threefold way are defenceless: they are children, they are foreigners, and they have no means to protect themselves. I ask everyone to help those who, for various reasons, are forced to live far from their homeland and are separated from their families.

Materialism Has Taken Us Hostage This Christmas Warns Pope Francis

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.12.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has called for the faithful to not get caught up in the commercialisation of Christmas - “when we are concerned for gifts but cold towa...

An Open Letter To Pope Francis On China

Benedict Rogers | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Instead of compromise with Beijing, I urge you - Holy Father - to follow in the footsteps of the Apostles, and lead a revolution for peaceful change in China.

Towards The "Poorest Of The Poor"

Luca Badetti | Posted 06.09.2016 | UK
Luca Badetti

The legacy of Mother Teresa, born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in 1910 in present-day Macedonia, still lives throughout the world and her image is a source of encouragement and inspiration for many, but also of skepticism and criticism for some. There is a simplicity of service towards the poor that can be learned from her example, without having to idolize her.

The Mother Teresa Problem: Basic Women's Rights Are Still Being Failed By The Catholic Church

Stefan Rollnick | Posted 04.09.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Stefan Rollnick

Growing up in the Catholic Church, I was taught to revere Mother Teresa as the embodiment of goodwill and sacrifice; she was a woman who devoted her life to making poor people better off, they told us. It was only as I started to analyse her actual effect on 3rd world countries, that I realised she was not a 'friend of the poor', but as Christopher Hitchens put it, a "friend of poverty".

Pope Francis' Comments On Islam And Violence Win Praise

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has said it is “not right” to say Islam is violent when people of other religions, including Catholics, commit violence. In a heartfe...

Pope Makes Powerful, Silent Pilgrimage To Auschwitz

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK

Pope Francis paid a sombre visit to Nazi German death camp, Auschwitz-Birkenau, on Friday, silently walking through its gates alone, head bowed in qui...

Pope Francis Takes A Tumble At Poland’s Holiest Shrine

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.07.2016 | UK

Pope Francis missed a step and toppled to the ground as he was coming to an open-air altar to celebrate Mass at Poland’s holiest shrine of Jasna Gor...

How a Letter From the Pope Is Changing the World: Laudato Si' One-Year-On

Graham Gordon | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK
Graham Gordon

It's a year since Pope Francis published Laudato Si' - On Care for our Common Home, the first papal letter devoted to the need to protect God's creati...

Pope Francis Has Just Done Something Amazing For 12 Syrian Refugees

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK

Pope Francis welcomed 12 Syrian refugees on board his charter plane after an emotional visit to the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday. The pontiff w...

God Gets A Filter As Pope Francis Joins Instagram

The Huffington Post | Paul Vale | Posted 19.03.2016 | UK

God is on Instagram… by way of his surrogate, the Vicar of Christ on Earth. Pope Francis, who joined the photo-sharing app on Friday using the name ...

Is Donald Trump a Christian?

Benjamin Chang | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Benjamin Chang

On Thursday 18th February, Pope Francis added his soporific voice to the American Presidential Election soap-opera by openly criticising Republican fr...

The Pope Calls On Catholic Leaders Not To Allow Executions This Year

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 21.02.2016 | UK

The Pope has called on Catholic leaders not to allow executions this year and said that he hopes that ultimately the death penalty will be abolished. ...

Celebrity Hotelier Stares Down The Catholic Church

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK Politics

Donald Trump has stared down the pope. On Friday the Vatican back peddled on the pontiff’s remarks that the Republican presidential frontrunner was ...

What is a Christian?

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 19.02.2017 | UK
Maggy Whitehouse

Donald Trump, I can love you as a brother, I can see the wounded human being in your eyes. But I really don't think you - or anyone who believes in excluding the hurt, the poor, the different from the "accepted norm" or anyone who disagrees with your version of "the truth" - can be a Christian.

Donald Trump's Attack On 'Disgraceful' Pope Just Spectacularly Backfired

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 19.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has branded Pope Francis "disgraceful" for claiming the Republican presidential frontrunner was "not a Christian" over his pledge to buil...

Pope Francis Suggests Contraception For Zika Protection

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has suggested that women threatened with the Zika virus could use artificial contraception. The Pope said that those infected by the v...

Pope Wades Into US Election: 'Trump Is Not A Christian'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

Having taken on Mexicans, the Republican Party, women, Islam, Jeb Bush, Fox News and Scottish wind farms, Republican presidential candidate Donald Tru...