ANDREW PIERCE: Edward Leigh is silent on Pope’s ‘Putin altar boy’ jibe 

ANDREW PIERCE: Edward Leigh is silent on Pope’s ‘Putin altar boy’ jibe By Andrew Pierce for the Daily Mail Published: 01:52 BST, 23 May 2022 | Updated: 02:25 BST, 23 May 2022 Good Catholics like to take their lead from the Pope. So one might have expected Tory grandee Sir Edward Leigh to have publicly … Read more

Vatican cardinal and nine others will stand trial over purchase of property in Chelsea 

Vatican cardinal and nine others will stand trial on charges including extortion, embezzlement and fraud over purchase of property in Chelsea using Church funds Italian Cardinal Angelo Becciu will appear before the tribunal of the Holy See The 73-year-old was dismissed from a powerful Vatican job last September Becciu charged with embezzlement, abuse of power … Read more

Pope Francis pays tribute to Prince Philip in telegram to the Queen

Pope Francis today paid tribute to Prince Philip and praised him for his ‘distinguished record’ of public service and his devotion to his marriage and family. The leader of the Catholic Church said he was ‘saddened’ to learn of Prince Philip’s death on Friday at the age of 99 and offered his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Her Majesty … Read more

Pope Francis pays tribute to Prince Philip in telegram to the Queen

Pope Francis today paid tribute to Prince Philip and praised him for his ‘distinguished record’ of public service and his devotion to his marriage and family. The leader of the Catholic Church said he was ‘saddened’ to learn of Prince Philip’s death on Friday at the age of 99 and offered his ‘heartfelt condolences’ to Her Majesty … Read more

Joe and Jill Biden use their Easter message to encourage Americans to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden encouraged Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccines as part of their Easter Sunday message.  ‘We share the sentiments of Pope Francis, who has said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others,’ the president said in a … Read more

Joe and Jill Biden use their Easter message to encourage Americans to get vaccinated

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden encouraged Americans to get their COVID-19 vaccines as part of their Easter Sunday message.  ‘We share the sentiments of Pope Francis, who has said that getting vaccinated is a moral obligation, one that can save your life and the lives of others,’ the president said in a … Read more

Covid lockdown: Millions of Christians mark Palm Sunday as Pope Francis leads mass at Vatican

Millions of Christians across the world today marked a second Palm Sunday during the pandemic as Pope Francis warned ‘the Devil is taking advantage of the crisis to sow distrust, desperation and discord’.  The pontiff traditionally leads a Palm Sunday procession through St Peter’s Square in front of tens of thousands of pilgrims and tourists clutching … Read more

Pope orders pay cuts for cardinals and clerics as Covid-19 pandemic hits Vatican finances

Pope Francis has ordered cardinals to take a pay cut and reduced the salaries of most other Vatican clerics as the coronavirus pandemic hits the Holy See’s income. Francis issued a decree introducing the proportional cuts starting on April 1, the Vatican said on Wednesday.  The pontiff has often insisted that he does not want … Read more

Pope Francis leaves Iraq after successful first-ever papal visit to the country

Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic first-ever papal visit that sought to bring hope to the country’s Christian minority Francis and his entourage were waved off by Iraq’s president at Baghdad airport He will fly back to Rome after covering more than 900 miles on his four-day trip  The 84-year-old pontiff urged Iraqis to embrace … Read more

Pope Francis leaves Iraq after successful first-ever papal visit to the country

Pope Francis leaves Iraq after successful first-ever papal visit to the country Francis and his entourage were waved off by Iraq’s president at Baghdad airport He will fly back to Rome after covering more than 900 miles on his four-day trip  The 84-year-old pontiff urged Iraqis to embrace diversity and reject extremism  By Tim Stickings … Read more