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Leonardo DiCaprio Meets Pope, Speaks Italian

Leonardo DiCaprio greeted Pope Francis at the Vatican Thursday, discussed their shared concern for the environment and gave the pontiff a check from his charitable foundation. “Your Holiness, thank you…

Newser | January 28, 2016 - 5:00 pm

Baby Dressed As Pope Wins Best Costume Prize At White House Halloween Party

The Halloween celebration at the White House is an annual tradition that goes as far back as the Eisenhower administration. President Nixon was the first to host a family event…

Katrin Higher | October 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Vatican Fires Priest For Coming Out As Gay

Pope Francis may be the most “liberal” Pope there ever was, but the Vatican still isn’t.

The Polish Monsignor Krysztof Olaf Charamsa held a press conference on Saturday…

Katrin Higher | October 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Philadelphia Priest Creates Vatican And Pope Entirely Out Of Legos In Advance Of Papal Visit

Reverend Bob Simon of Philadelphia put aside his bible and his wafers to hunker down and build an impressive replica of the Vatican in advance of the Pope’s September Philadelphia…

Katrin Higher | September 19, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Pope Apologizes For Church’s Sins Against Native People Of The Americas

During his tour of South America this week, very progressive Pope Francis continued his legacy on Friday, by being humble and gracious – and (gasp!) not defensive about being Christian,…

Katrin Higher | July 11, 2015 - 10:30 am

Pope: The Catholic Church Is “Obsessed” With Abortion, Gays

In an interview published by 16 Jesuit publications around the world, Pope Francis criticized the Catholic Church for being “obsessed” with abortion, gay marriage and birth control. “It is…

Jessica Wakeman | September 19, 2013 - 6:30 pm

The New Pope Jorge Mario Bergoglio (Francis I) Is Anti-Gay

Today, cardinals named Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the archibishop of Buenos Aires,  the newest Pope. Pope Francis I, as he will be called, is the first-ever Latin American Pope. I…

Jessica Wakeman | March 13, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Where In The World Is Dennis Rodman?

As long as Dennis Rodman is not in jail, or broadcasting a drunken orgy, we’re happy for him. But the dude’s been getting around lately. You may be watching him…

Ami Angelowicz | March 12, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Lady Gaga: The Pope’s View On Homosexuality “Does Not Matter To The World”

“I think that gay marriage is going to happen. It must.  We are not actually equal — humanity — if we are not allowed to freely love one another. What the…

Jessica Wakeman | September 25, 2012 - 1:20 pm

Evening Quickies: Susan Sarandon Calls Pope A “Nazi”

Susan Sarandon was interviewed this weekend at the Hamptons Film Festival and referred to the Pope as a “Nazi.” (Pope Benedict XVI, a German, did have connections to Hitler…

Jessica Wakeman | October 17, 2011 - 6:00 pm

Gay Activists Stage “Kiss-In” Protest In Barcelona

In Barcelona, 200 gays and lesbians gathered at the Sagrada Familia church this past weekend to do lots of kissing. Why? To make a statement to Pope Benedict XVI who…

Ami Angelowicz | November 9, 2010 - 8:45 pm

Were The Gifts Obama Gave The Pope Better Than The Gifts He Gave The Queen?

The Obamas are in Europe this week for the G-8 summit, and while in Italy, the president met Pope Benedict for the first time. As is custom for visiting world…

Jessica Wakeman | July 10, 2009 - 5:20 pm

11 Reasons Facebook Is Really Dead

A new Vatican website, Pope 2 You, has launched, and on it you’ll find an application called “The pope meets you on Facebook.” Yes, the pope is on Facebook. The…

Annika Harris | May 22, 2009 - 6:00 pm

Gay Marriage & Christianity: Not Always At Odds!

Ellen Degeneres and Portia de Rossi just tied the knot last weekend officially making gay marriage trendhunter worthy. But according to Professor John Boswell, the former chairman of the history…

Simcha | August 25, 2008 - 3:00 pm