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The Week In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.10.2014 | UK Comedy

Politicians, popes and wombats. Yes, only HuffPost UK Comedy's weekly round-up of silly snaps gives equal weighting to all these things. Which is, of ...

The Week In (Funny) Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Comedy

From politicians to popes - well, the Pope - we round up this week's silliest snaps... SEE ALSO: The Week In 50 Funny Tweets ...

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...

Russell Crowe Really, Really, Really Wants The Pope To See His Movie Noah

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK Entertainment

Russell Crowe stars in the forthcoming epic 'Noah' and he really wants the Pope to see it. No, he really, really wants him to see it. So much so h...

Animal Protection Group Urges Pope Francis To Stop Releasing Doves Of Peace

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

An animal welfare group has called upon the Pope to refrain from releasing his doves of peace after two were attacked in mid-air after a service on Su...

Pope Francis: 'The Internet Is A Gift From God'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Pope Francis says that the internet is a "gift from God" - but we need to learn how to live offline, too. The pope, who has proven to be divisive a...

The Burning Man of St. Peter's Square

Aaron Vallely | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK
Aaron Vallely

It would be something only unimaginable to my mind, to receive a phone call from some stranger permanently inflicting me with the knowledge that my father had set himself on fire. On Thursday, a fifty-one year old man decided he would stroll into St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, pour petrol over his own body and set himself on fire for the whole world to see.

TIME Regrets Naming Pope Francis 'Person Of The Year' After Beyoncé Drops Surprise Album

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Comedy

Staff at TIME have been left fuming after Beyoncé released a surprise album just days after the magazine chose the Pope as their Person Of The Year. ...

So What Was The Best Of 2013?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Have you heard the one about the Pope, a goat and some kids... Ok, just to reassure you, it's not the start of a questionable joke. So, just what d...

What the Pope and the President of Iran Have in Common

Rene Musech | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Rene Musech

Both men, despite their obvious differences, have developed images as leaders driving change within their respective organisations without actually enacting any substantial policy adjustments.

LOOK: Pope Poses For Popular Papal Picture

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.08.2013 | UK

What do Justin Bieber, Val Kilmer, Helen Flanagan, Snooki and the Pope have in common? Well, not very much to be honest but at a stretch and with t...

Does the Pope's Down With the People Approach Change the Content?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

The Guardian has been running a poll this week, asking whether Pope Francis has changed our views on the Catholic Church. For me this is a bit of an e...

'Homosexuality Is Not A Sin. Homosexual Acts Are'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: Desmond Tutu Says He Would Prefer Hell Over A Homophobic Heaven And God The Pope's conciliatory tone towards homosexuals on Monday has al...

What, No Popemobile?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK

Millions of people in Brazil are expected to greet Pope Francis at his first overseas trip as pontiff - but those hoping to catch a glimpse of the 'Po...

'Not Believing In The Devil Is The Main Cause Of Atheism' Says Priest Who Insists Pope Francis DID Perform An Exorcism

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

The Catholic Church’s leading exorcist says he will ask Pope Francis to grant all priests the power to perform the ritual amid what he describes as ...

Atheists 'Still Going To Hell' Vatican Confirms

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.05.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: 'Not Believing In The Devil Is The Main Cause Of Atheism' Says Priest Who Insists Pope Francis DID Perform An Exorcism The Vatican has cl...

Madeleine McCann's Mother Returns To Praia Da Luz As She Admits Ohio Kidnappings Have Given Her Hope (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK

The mother of Madeleine McCann has returned to the Portuguese resort where her daughter went missing six years ago. Kate McCann was pictured leavi...

'Keep Praying. Pray Like Mad': Six Years On, The Search Continues For Madeleine McCann

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK

Friday marks the sixth anniversary of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann. Madeleine was nearly four when she went missing on May 3, 2007, durin...

Land Of Pope And Glory?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 18.03.2013 | UK

Argentina's president, Cristina Kirchner, has called on Pope Francis, with whom she is reported to have "frosty" relations , to intervene over the Fal...

The People's Pope

Adrian Millar | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK
Adrian Millar

"Daddy, why are we waiting a whole hour to see a new pope?" my 13 year-old daughter asks as I rush back and forth from the kitchen, where I am cooking dinner, to the sitting-room, anxious not to miss the first glimpse of the newly elected pope on SKY television.

Popes, Pubs and Extraterrestrials

Suzi Williams | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK
Suzi Williams

We have far more sophisticated communication techniques than a chimney stack. But it got me wondering. Is part of our fascination with events in St Peter's Square a longing for a simpler time? Is it the mystery and the tradition of the whole event that we love?

We Have an Argentinian Pope: Exploring what Francis I has to Offer

Sophie O'Mahony | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie O'Mahony

So what does this all mean for non-Catholics? Well, probably not a lot. For most people, Pope Francis is just another old man who should really be on a golf course in Florida somewhere, enjoying retirement. And yet we all tuned into the news when the signal was given that a new pope had been elected.

'Angel' Cloud Over Florida Heralds New Pope Francis I (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

A rose-pink angel-shaped cloud has appeared above the skies of Florida, hours after the new Pope made his first appearance at the Vatican. News ch...

Pictures Of The Day: 13th March 2013

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

The Huffington Post pictures of the day brings you the very best images from around the world chosen by our own photo editors, Elliot Wagland, Matthew...

Black Smoke Means No Pope (For Now)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

Black smoke has belched from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel, signifying no new pope has been chosen on the first day of pontifications. Pope Be...