Tag: Catholic Church
Modernising church leaders make 2013 their own
A humble, inspiring Pope determined to reform the Vatican, and an ‘utterly optimistic’ Archbishop of Canterbury intervening in political debates: can religions contribute to modern society?
Reforming pope attacks ‘inward looking’ Vatican
Since becoming leader of the Catholic Church in March, Pope Francis has made liberal pronouncements on homosexuality and atheism. Now he wants to reform the Vatican itself.
Pope and President: leaders of 30% of humanity
A new Pope has been elected in the Vatican. At the same time, a new President has been put at the head of the Chinese government. The two men have more in common than it might seem.
Benedict bids farewell to Vatican’s ‘rough seas’
Today, the Catholic Church stands leaderless as Pope Benedict XVI resigns from his holy role. But like many papal affairs, the story behind this unprecedented event is shrouded in mystery.
‘God’s Rottweiler’ to resign as Pope
At the age of 85, Pope Benedict XVI has resigned as leader of the Catholic Church. Ill health and old age forced him to stand down – but they have not stopped him courting controversy.