A Brief History Of Why The Pope Looks F*cking Devastated To Meet Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK

Pope Francis is a jolly old chap. Just look at him here cracking up Obama in 2014. Or here delivering a papal dose of mirth to Angela Merkel in 2013...

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

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 24.05.2017 | 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...

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...

Pope Francis' Comments On Islam And Violence Win Praise

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 24.05.2017 | 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 24.05.2017 | 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...

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 ...

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...

The Pope Doesn't Mince His Words In Ground-Breaking Climate Change Encyclical

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK

Pope Francis' ground-breaking and eagerly-awaited encyclical on climate change has been formally published on Thursday, making his stance on the "glob...

The Francis Effect: Hamming Up the Holy See With Papal Wit And Holy Writ

Nick Fouche | Posted 09.05.2016 | 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.

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-...

Lefty Pope Heads To Congress

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.02.2015 | UK Politics

NEW YORK -- Pope Francis will address a joint meeting of the US House and Senate on September 24, becoming the first pontiff to do so, House Speaker J...

What The Vatican Are Hiding In Their Archives

Alltime Conspiracies | Posted 30.01.2015 | UK

No-one can enter without the express permission of the Vatican - and when they do get in, they can't even browse the shelves. Not even the Pope has...

Charlie Hebdo: The Pope's Comments Join a Media Circus at Risk of Legitimising Terrorism

George Gillett | Posted 18.03.2015 | UK
George Gillett

Whether it be the Pope or a media commentator - we must avoid capitalising on a terrorist incident to vocalise our opinion on these cartoons and society's attitude towards religious beliefs.

The Pope Basically Just Blamed Charlie Hebdo Cartoonists For Provoking Attack

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK

Pope Francis has suggested the murdered Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were "provocateurs" who should have expected a violent backlash, adding that there a...

When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK
Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi

Last week, with little fanfare and under heavy security, an historic meeting took place in Rome which marked a turning point in interfaith relations. Inside the 16th century Casina Pio IV villa, home to the Vatican's Pontifical Academy of Sciences, seven clerics representing over five billion people overcame lingering traditions of suspicion to commit to the eradication of modern day slavery by the year 2020.

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...

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...

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 ...

Why the Tour de France Has Proved We Are Selfie-Obsessed

Dr Mariann Hardey | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Dr Mariann Hardey

American cyclist Tejay van Garderen branded the craze 'a dangerous mix of vanity and stupidity' ... in this technologically driven age, each spectator wants to prove they were part of the action and hence the selfie found a new arena... it undoubtedly gravitates towards narcissism. 'Look at how much fun I'm having, I want you to envy me'.

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...

The Pope Is In The Middle East, And He's Travelling With A Rabbi And A Muslim

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.05.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has begun his tour of the Middle East with a plea for religious tolerance, as part of a visit aimed at sending a message of hope to the r...

These Pictures Prove Pope Francis Is The Perfect PR Pontiff

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK

The Catholic Church, it is fair to say, had not had a run of decent PR. Major news stories of the 21st century centred not on the church's charitab...

Jon Stewart On The Pope's First Year

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2014 | UK Comedy

So Pope Francis has been in the job for one whole year now. Check out what Jon Stewart's got to say about his freewheeling behaviour, in this clip fro...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Who Are The Cheese-Eating Surrender Monkeys Now?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Tuesday 4 March 2014... 1) WHO ARE THE CHEESE-EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS NOW? Oh dear. On Saturday, T...

The Positive Pope: Ancient Values and Modern Communication

Baroness Stowell | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Politics
Baroness Stowell

Scotland weren't the only Brits celebrating in Rome last Saturday. Whilst the Tartan Army was scoring points at the Rugby, people from all parts of the UK were at the Vatican watching Pope Francis elevate the Archbishop of Westminster, Vincent Nichols, to the College of Cardinals and I was proud to be there too as part of the UK's official delegation...