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The Vatican

  1. religion
    Badass Pope Briefly Endorses Giving People the FingerA weird Thursday-morning tweet from the pontiff.
  2. Vatican Treasurer Testifies Over Sexual AbuseHe is the highest-ranking church official to ever testify on the subject. 
  3. Pope Francis Frees Himself From Confines of Bulletproof Popemobile“At my age, I don’t have much to lose.”
  4. crimes and misdemeanors
    Pope Benedict’s Blessing Doesn’t Hold Much Sway in Brooklyn Court No, a letter from Pope Francis wouldn’t have been more effective.
  5. the vatican
    With Canonization of Two Popes, Sainthood Becomes Less MiraculousPope Francis lowered the requirements.
  6. meeting of the popes
    Catholics Get Double Helpings of Popes, Saints at Vatican Mass For the first time ever.
  7. the most important people in the world
    Pope Francis Took a Palm Sunday SelfieOf course he did.
  8. the most important people in the world
    Watch President Obama Meet Pope Francis for the First TimeJust two powerful guys, taking pictures and talking business.
  9. the vatican
    Pope Francis Fires Spendy German BishopThe press likes to call Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst “The Bishop of Bling.”
  10. drugs
    14 Cocaine-Filled Condoms Seized En Route to the VaticanIt probably wasn’t for Pope Francis.
  11. the birds
    Evil-Seeming Birds Attack Pope Francis’s Peaceful DovesSeems like a sign of something bad.
  12. international intrigue
    The Vatican Finally Got Around to Criminalizing Sexual Violence, Child PornAbout time.
  13. the vatican
    The Vatican Went Hog WildRelatively.
  14. the vatican
    Pope Francis Appoints Vatican Reform Board One without any legislative power, but it’s a start.
  15. joetorious
    Joe Biden Flew All the Way to the Vatican for ThisThe handshake in GIF form.
  16. habemus papam!
    White Smoke! New Pope Picked at Vatican Conclave [Updated]Here we go.
  17. papal economics
    The Vatican’s Financial Empire, in ChartsWhat kind of business will the chosen pontiff oversee?
  18. papacy
    Papal Conclave Cheat Sheet: How to Pick a Pope, by the NumbersThe fun starts now.
  19. the vatican
    Vatican Denies Gay Blackmail RumorsApparently it’s all just “gossip.”
  20. scandal
    Gay Vatican Blackmail Might Have Pushed the Pope OutAccording to an Italian paper.
  21. the vatican
    Fox News Correspondent to Fix the Vatican’s Communication IssuesPossibly while stoking conspiracy theories.