Pope Francis

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 22.02.2016 | 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 19.02.2016 | 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...

Watch Pope Francis Lose His Temper With This Eager Crowd

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 17.02.2016 | UK

Pope Francis scolded an eager crowd for being "selfish" after he was pulled over onto a man in a wheelchair during a visit on Tuesday. The pontiff ...

Trump's Nobel Peace Prize Nomination Called 'Most Unlikely Since Josef Stalin'

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 04.02.2016 | UK

Donald Trump has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by an an anonymous US politician, alongside Pope Francis and Edward Snowden, it has been rep...

Pope Francis, Film Star In Waiting

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The ever-surprising Pope Francis looks set to pull off another first for the Vatican, with a role in a feature film. The pontiff will be playing h...

Whatever Happens, Don't Let Iran's President See Marble Naughty Parts

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Rome on Monday left museum officials scrambling to cover any artworks that revealed the human physica...

The Pope Is So Unimpressed With Hypocritical Christians He's Written A Book About It

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 10.01.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has hit out at hypocritical Christians in his new book, saying that mercy is more important than doctrine, and those who judge others are...

Pope Francis Says Journalists Must Lead The Way In Fighting Misery

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 01.01.2016 | UK

Pope Francis has urged the media to focus on more positive news stories to overcome the "torrent of misery, injustice and violence" in 2015. In his...

The Pope's 'First Selfie' Is Not All That It Seems

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 14.12.2015 | UK

Thousands of people from all over the world were delighted when Pope Francis posted his "first selfie" on Instagram on Monday, but there's just one pr...

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...