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...

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...

God Says Climate Change Is Real And We're To Blame

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK

God says climate change is real and we're to blame. Or at least that’s the word from his corporeal representative on Earth. The long-awaited encycli...

Ireland's Gay Marriage Vote Has Monumentally Annoyed The Vatican

Huffington Post UK | Sophie Brown | Posted 27.05.2015 | UK

A senior official from the Vatican has called Ireland's monumental yes vote in the gay marriage referendum a "defeat for humanity" at a conference in ...

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

Nick Fouche | Posted 11.05.2015 | 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.

Vatican Ignores Gay And Lesbian VIPs

AP/The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.02.2015 | UK

In a startlingly progressive move, the Vatican gave a group of American gay and lesbian Catholics VIP seats at Pope Francis’ weekly general audience...

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...

These 6 Million People Went To Mind-Boggling Lengths To See Pope Francis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK

A record-breaking six million people, cosseted in pastel plastics, braved the driving rain in Manila to attend Pope Francis' final Mass and line his m...

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.

Terminally Ill Brittany Maynard's Decision To End Her Own Life Was 'Reprehensible'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK

A Vatican official has described the assisted suicide of a woman suffering from terminal brain cancer as “reprehensible”. Newlywed Brittany Ma...

Some Post-Synod Considerations: Catholicism, Gender and Ritual Ambiguity

Nick Fouche | Posted 27.12.2014 | UK
Nick Fouche

The Vatican synod treating of 'Pastoral Challenges of the Family in the Context of Evangelization' has now come and gone. Recommendations by variou...

Catholic Bishops Have Scrapped Their Landmark Welcome To Gays

Huffington Post UK/AP | Posted 18.10.2014 | UK

Bishops have scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, revealing deep divisions in the Catholic Church at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope ...

Senior Catholics Hastily Remind Everyone That Being Gay Is Still 'Unacceptable'...

The Huffington Post UK/ PA/AP | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Less than 24-hours after the Catholic church seemed to finally be modernising its attitudes towards homosexuality, senior bishops have hastily remind...

After Only 2,000 Years.. Vatican Has Epiphany On Attitude Towards Gays

AP/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Catholic bishops are showing unprecedented openness to accepting the real lives of many Catholics today, saying gays have gifts to offer the church an...

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 ...

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...

A Pause From Israeli-Palestinian Politics!

Dr Harry Hagopian | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Politics
Dr Harry Hagopian

Despite myriad Palestinian weaknesses, divisions and fratricidal power-plays, Abu Mazen remains by far one of the most dovish Palestinian leaders. But even he cannot deliver the goods today...

Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis was pictured locking lips with Israeli president Shimon Peres this weekend – in an image reminiscent of an advertising campaign that su...

Yup, That's A Palestinian Flag At The Vatican

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK

SEE ALSO Life Imitates Art: Pope Recreates The Kiss Which So Enraged The Vatican (PICTURE) Islamic and Jewish prayers were held for the first time ...

May Their Prayers For Peace Be Answered

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Pope Francis is set to lead an unprecedented "intense prayer session" with both Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli President Shimon Peres...

Conspiracy Theories Swirl Around Pope Francis' Visit To Holy Land

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK

The Pope's plan hold mass in a Jerusalem room believed have hosted Jesus' Last Supper has caused an ugly rift between Israel and Vatican, with conspir...

Vatican Votes To Outlaw Killer Robots

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2014 | UK Tech

It's a question you've probably asked yourself many times: If the robots do take over where's the safest place to hide? Turns out you can do worse ...

Why Have Cocaine-Filled Condoms Sent To The Vatican

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK

A mysterious package addressed to the Vatican containing 14 condoms filled with cocaine has been intercepted, customs officials have said. German c...

'Internet, a Gift From God' - The Pope of the Digital Age

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Tech
Alessandro Bonzio

The problematic relationship between faith and technology is amongst the most difficult of the challenges faced by Jorge Mario Bergoglio's papacy. Yet many see his interest in the digital as a symbol of the renovation underway in the contemporary Catholic establishment...

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...