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Pope Francis

  1. abortion
    Bishops Try to Backpedal As Backlash to Attack on Biden GrowsAn upcoming statement aimed at denying communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians like the president is getting bad reviews in Rome and America.
  2. religion
    Catholic Bishops Move Toward Denying Biden CommunionConservative bishops are trying to be more Catholic than the pope on enforcing opposition to abortion. A big fight is brewing.
  3. religion
    Catholic Bishops Mull Communion Ban for Pro-Choice Politicians Like Joe BidenA formal ban is unlikely, but the conservative effort to nationalize decisions to deny communion on political grounds could have repercussions.
  4. covid-19 vaccine
    Catholic Archdiocese Bans COVID Vaccine Over Tenuous Link to AbortionThe ruling would be right at home in the Middle Ages.
  5. mea culpa
    Who Liked a Butt Pic From the Pope’s Instagram?The Vatican is investigating.
  6. catholic church
    What Does the Pope’s Support for Civil Unions Really Mean?It’s unclear whether he’s blurring the line against same-sex marriage or drawing it more clearly.
  7. religion
    Why Being Catholic Isn’t Special in Politics AnymoreJoe Biden isn’t appealing to Catholic tradition in his bid to become the second Catholic president. But that’s the American way.
  8. peace be with you
    All the Gossip the Pope Isn’t Going to Hear From MePope Francis said “gossip is a plague worse than COVID,” so I promise not to tell him any of this.
  9. oh?
    The Pope Says Pleasures of Sex and Eating Are ‘Simply Divine’They “come from God,” per Pope Francis.
  10. coronavirus
    The Pope’s Okay for NowIt was just a cold.
  11. called out
    Please Log Off, the Pope BegsFor the love of God, literally.
  12. happy new year
    The Pope Is Sorry for Slapping That LadyMea culpa.
  13. profiles
    Things Are Going Great for Jonathan Pryce. Maybe Too GreatThe papal buddy comedy The Two Popes is earning Jonathan Pryce serious Oscar buzz. Is the other shoe about to drop?
  14. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: Biden Knows How to Make the Moral Case Against TrumpHe is doing it the right way — with feeling and a wounded sense of patriotism.
  15. catholic church
    Archbishop Claims Pope Francis Was Complicit in Cardinal’s AbusesA controversial archbishop has alleged that Pope Francis and other Vatican officials covered up and enabled a cardinal’s sexual misconduct.
  16. Francis’s Anti–Death Penalty Statement Raises Questions for U.S. ConservativesThe Pontiff officially puts the church at odds with Donald Trump and his party, along with some traditionalist Catholics on the Supreme Court.
  17. religion!
    Pope Francis Graced With Katy Perry’s PresenceAnd now for something completely different.
  18. Evangelicals Have Displaced Catholics As the Anti-Abortion Movement’s BaseThe shift of white Evangelicals into the anti-abortion camp has had a lot to do with partisan polarization over abortion policy.
  19. Did Pope Francis Abolish Hell?The Vatican is equivocating about what Francis did and didn’t say, but it’s certainly reviving some very old debates about the afterlife.
  20. niche drama
    So What’s Going on With This Pope Francis Hell Controversy?It all started when His Holiness reportedly said that Hell doesn’t exist.
  21. select all
    Pope Francis Declares ‘The Lord Is an Onion’ After Vatican News Website HackIn the name of the father, the son, and the holy shallot.
  22. select all
    Pope Francis Denounces Fake NewsA frequent target of misinformation asks his followers to promote a “journalism of peace.”
  23. marriage
    The Pope Threw a Surprise Wedding on a PlaneHe married two flight attendants mid-air.
  24. hotshot
    The Pope Takes a Literal Circus in StrideMay we all handle 2018 with the calm grace of Pope Francis.
  25. tiny things
    Even the Pope Is Getting in on the Miniatures CrazeWith a microscopic Nativity scene.
  26. U.S. Isolated on U.N. Security Council As Allies Condemn Trump Jerusalem ActionTrump has united the world all right: against the United States.
  27. hot shot
    The Pope Celebrated His Birthday With a Giant PizzaHe blew out a single candle in the middle.
  28. hot shot
    Here’s Pope Francis Blessing a LamborghiniHoly, holy, holy.
  29. religion
    Pope Francis Tells Everyone to Chill Out With the Cell-Phone Pics During MassHe even called out priests and bishops.
  30. religion
    Pope Francis Is Planning to Weigh in on Fake NewsIl Papa wants to “promote professional journalism, which always seeks the truth.”
  31. the people’s pope
    Pope Francis Does Not Have Time for Climate-Change Deniers“Man is stupid.”
  32. the industry
    The High Sparrow on Game of Thrones Is Playing the Cool Pope in a MovieHe’ll star opposite Anthony Hopkins’s Pope Benedict XVI in Netflix’s The Pope.
  33. the people’s pope
    Even the Pope Went to TherapyIt helped him “clarify some things.”
  34. drams do come true
    Sean Spicer Finally Got to Meet the PopeAfter Trump excluded him from a previous audience.
  35. select all
    The Pope Looked Equally Pissed About Meeting Justin TrudeauPope Francis and the Canadian prime minster met at the Vatican on Monday.
  36. last night on late night
    Jimmy Kimmel Has Little Faith in Trump’s Relationship With Pope FrancisKimmel breaks down the face-to-face meeting.
  37. owned
    This Story Might Almost Make You Feel Bad for Sean SpicerSpicer was reportedly not invited to meet the pope, even though it meant very much to him.
  38. video feed
    Even Pope Francis Thinks President Trump’s Diet Is FunnyHe asked Melania if she feeds him Slovenia’s version of a jelly roll.
  39. my big foreign trip
    Pope Francis Gives President Trump Some Pretty Pointed GiftsIncluding a copy of his 2015 encyclical on climate change and the environment — which Trump promised he’d read.
  40. the people’s pope
    All of the Ways the Pope Mercilessly Dragged Donald TrumpThe pope really does speak for all of us.
  41. select all
    Pope Francis Didn’t Look Too Thrilled About Meeting Donald TrumpDonald Trump and Pope Francis posed for one extremely uncomfortable-looking photo in the Vatican.
  42. Callista Gingrich an Odd Vatican Ambassador for an Odd PresidentHer identification with two adulterous pols whose policies are deplored in the Vatican won’t make life easy for America’s new representative.
  43. Team Trump Is Launching a Frontal Assault on the EPAThe new administration is wasting no time in bringing down the hammer, with plans to gut key aspects of the agency’s work.
  44. old pope
    Pope Francis Invites Mothers to Breastfeed Their Infants in the Sistine Chapel“You mothers, go ahead and breastfeed, without fear.”
  45. The Pope Compares Media’s Love of Scandal to a Feces FetishThe pontiff wants reporters to avoid “the sickness of coprophilia.”
  46. religion
    Pope Francis Rules All Women Can Be Forgiven for AbortionsThe announcement comes weeks after Trump won the Catholic vote.
  47. international affairs
    Mother Teresa Is Now Officially a Catholic SaintThe megafamous charity worker was canonized by Pope Francis in a ceremony attended by tens of thousands at the Vatican on Sunday.
  48. last night on late night
    Rita Ora Is Performing at the Vatican “I looked at the guest list and I just see P-O-P-E.”
  49. select all
    Mark Zuckerberg Gave the Pope a DroneIf that’s what you were planning to get Pope Francis for Christmas, you’re going to need a new plan.
  50. pope francis
    Pope Francis Says It’s ‘Terrible’ Children Can Choose Their Own GendersCool Pope who?
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