When the Pope Met the Grand Ayatollah, History Was Made

Sayed Mahdi al-Modarresi | Posted 09.12.2014 | 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...

Pope John Paul II's Blood Stolen In Italy

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.01.2014 | UK

A holy relic containing the blood of Pope John Paul II has been stolen from a church in San Pietro Della Lenca, in central Italy. The gold reliqu...

Pope Francis Reveals Badass Past...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has revealed he once made money by kicking people out of clubs as a bouncer. According to a report from the Catholic News Service the ...

Bone Fragments Of 'St Peter', Found In Shoebox, Go On Display

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK

A handful of bone fragments found in a shoebox, said to be the remnants of St Peter, are now on public display for the first time. Nestled in a jew...

Someone In The Vatican Pirated 'Football Manager 2013'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Somebody inside the Vatican allegedly downloaded a pirated version of Football Manager 2013, the game's maker has said. The hardcore football strat...

LOOK: Pope Francis Compassionately Embraces Severely Disfigured Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Pope Francis has lived up to his illustrious namesake, St Francis of Assisi - a revered 13th century holy figure, who according to legend kissed a lep...

Pope Surveys Catholics About Gay Marriage

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

In a clear break from tradition, Pope Francis is having surveys sent to parishes all over the world, asking churchgoers for their thoughts on previous...

Vatican Says It's Not Fussed About Reports The NSA Spied On The Pope

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK

READ MORE: Edward Snowden A 'Hero' In UK, But Americans Are More Divided (POLL) The Vatican doesn't seem too worried about reports the US secret ...

'Heads Of The Church Have Often Been Narcissists'

Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has vowed to change the Vatican's mentality, branding the papal court "the leprosy of the papacy." In a sensational interview with the...

Priest Excommunicated By Pope Francis Over Views On Gay Marriage And Women

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Atheist Richard Dawkins Writes Science Fiction, Says Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI An Australian priest has been excommunicated by the Vatic...

Why Has Pope Francis Gone Back On His Word?

the Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.09.2013 | UK

Only yesterday Pope Francis said the Catholic Church needs to stop interfering, but today he denounced abortions as a symptom of today's "throw-away c...

'Stop Interfering'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK

Pope Francis has sensationally said the Catholic Church is "obsessed" with preaching about issues like abortion and gay marriage and that it needs to ...

Argentina Envoy Alicia Castro Denies 'Dumb' PM Insult

Posted 21.08.2013 | UK

Argentina's ambassador to the UK has denied insulting David Cameron in a fresh spat between the countries over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands...

Are You Being A Good Christian, Mario?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.08.2013 | UK Sport

Italy head coach Cesare Prandelli feels he might be distracted from the football on display during tomorrow night's friendly meeting with Argentina - ...

Funny Tweets Of The Week

Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Comedy

Unhappy about people tweeting about Simon Cowell's orgasms? Is the Pope Catholic? Unhappy about people tweeting about the Pope's Catholicism? Well, wo...