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    1. August 19, 2016

      John Paul White: Beulah — review

      John Paul White Beulah (Single Lock Records) “I want to make you cry, I want to make you hurt,” John Paul White sings...

    2. May 10, 2016

      John Lynch, Lynka — more Warsaw than Wharton

      When John Lynch arrived at Krakow airport from New York in 1991, he had nothing to declare but his macaroni. The...

    1. December 18, 2015

      Mother Teresa moves closer to sainthood

      Pope Francis has recognised a second miracle performed by Mother Teresa of Calcutta, paving the way for the sainthood...

    2. FT Data

      September 24, 2015

      Datawatch: papal approval ratings

      More than two-thirds of the US public hold positive views of Pope Francis. His rating exceeds that of his predecessor,...

    3. September 19, 2015

      Pope urges US and Cuba to ‘persevere’ in detente

      Pope Francis urged US and Cuban leaders to “persevere” in the detente he helped broker last year, saying the two...

    4. September 18, 2015

      Pope Francis faces diplomatic test on Cuba trip

      As a parish priest in poor areas of Buenos Aires, Jorge Mario Bergoglio was so struck by Pope John Paul II’s 1998 trip...

    5. April 24, 2015

      Elio Toaff, spiritual leader, 1915-2015

      Elio Toaff, who has died aged 99, doggedly pursued the cause of reconciliation between Catholics and Jews as chief...

    6. April 17, 2015

      A diplomatic test for the Vatican on gay rights

      In the two years that he has occupied the throne of St Peter, Pope Francis has been an inspirational figure for...

    7. November 28, 2014

      The Pope is wrong – ageing Europe’s ideas have life in them yet

      A malaise has settled over Europe’s politicians, and it took the first non-European Pope of modern times to put it into...

    8. The World

      November 25, 2014

      The Pope's trenchant words for EU

        Pope Francis had some trenchant words for Europeans, especially the rich and powerful, in his speech on Tuesday to...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      April 28, 2014

      Mass mass in St Peter’s Square

      Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters Bishops wait for a mass to start ahead of the canonisation ceremony of Pope John XXIII and...

    10. April 27, 2014

      Pope Francis raises to sainthood two popular predecessors

      Two former popes – John Paul II and John XXIII – were declared saints by today’s pontiff Francis in an unprecedented...

    11. April 25, 2014

      Francis hopes to close divisions with sainthood for two popes

      Three popes – or it might even be four – will figure in an unprecedented ceremony at the Vatican on Sunday when Pope...

    12. April 18, 2014

      How St Peter’s is given the Dutch touch with its Easter flowers

      On Easter Sunday, an altar will rise by electronic miracle from a platform before the main door of St Peter’s. On it,...

    13. February 28, 2014

      Minibus Pimps: Cloud to Ground

      Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones indulges his love of the organ on his new project Minibus Pimps, but not in a way liable...

    14. September 27, 2013

      The new Pope is bringing glasnost to the Vatican

      Jorge Mario Bergoglio, almost unknown to the world before his ascent this spring to the chair of Saint Peter after the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      August 15, 2013

      At your convenience in Romania

      Vadim Ghirda/AP A woman holds toilet paper outside a public convenience near the Roman Catholic church during...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      June 11, 2013

      Breakdancing Jesus unveiled in Bristol

      Matt Cardy/Getty Images Cosmo Sarson’s mural of Jesus breakdancing, painted on a 8.5 metre wall beside The Canteen in...

    17. March 29, 2013

      Pope and circumstance

      It’s Easter, which perhaps explains my recent fixation with the new Pope. After all, for the past week he has been...

    18. March 18, 2013

      Argentina asks pope for help on Falklands

      Cristina Fernández, Argentina’s president, has asked her compatriot, Pope Francis, to lobby Britain to negotiate...

    19. March 15, 2013

      An end to self-righteous Vatican rule

      Rome has been ruled by the self-righteous – by the “chief priests and experts in the law” that Jesus castigates in the...

    20. March 13, 2013

      New leader needs skills of a modern manager

      From a shortage of priests to a surfeit of sex abuse scandals, from an unreformed Vatican bureaucracy to an unending...

    21. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2013

      [Snap] New Pope is an Argentine

      The emerging markets have produced their second Pope and the first from outside Europe in nearly 1300 years – Cardinal...

    22. beyondbrics

      March 13, 2013

      Lucrative lessons of Papal tourism

      The election of the new pope is supposed to be a largely spiritual event, but it does have its material benefits,...

    23. March 13, 2013

      Voting for pope moves to fourth round

      Black smoke billowed from the small chimney perched on the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel shortly before noon, signalling...

    24. March 12, 2013

      Trends point to time for non-European pope

      For centuries, the head of the Roman Catholic Church has been a European. As the college of cardinals prepares to elect...

    25. The World

      March 6, 2013

      Electing a pope: a beginner's guide

      By Giulia Segreti in Rome Since Pope Benedict XVI stepped down on February 28, saying he was now “simply a pilgrim who...

    26. March 1, 2013

      ‘The Books that Shaped Art History’

      The Books that Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss, edited by Richard Shone and...

    27. February 28, 2013

      Benedict abdication clears way for new pope

      Benedict XVI abdicated as pope on Thursday, clearing the way for a conclave of cardinals to pick a successor tasked...

    28. February 25, 2013

      Pope alters rules on successor’s election

      Roman Catholic cardinals will be allowed to bring forward the beginning of the conclave to elect the next pontiff,...

    29. February 15, 2013

      Evangelism drained the Pope’s stamina

      Pope Benedict XVI never really got the hang of Twitter. Since he began posting as @Pontifex in December, his output has...

    30. February 14, 2013

      Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

      So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or...

    31. February 13, 2013

      African claim to papacy rests on growth

      In Europe, poorly attended services and emptying seminaries hint at the troubles in the Catholic church. In Africa,...

    32. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2013

      A non-European pope? Bookies think the odds are good

      Will the next pope come from the developing world? The bookies seem to think the odds are good. Within hours of Pope...

    33. February 11, 2013

      Old guard to sway modern conclave

      When Pope Benedict XVI resigns on February 28, the stage will be set for the most unusual conclave of modern times....

    34. February 11, 2013

      The Pope leaves a tainted legacy

      The frailty of the 85-year-old man who on Monday announced he will stand down on health grounds as the 265th Bishop of...

    35. February 11, 2013

      Troubled See takes its toll on Benedict

      Like the closing years of the papacy of John Paul II, his long-serving predecessor, the reign of Pope Benedict XVI was...

    36. February 11, 2013

      Papal precedent

      Pope Benedict XVI was never destined to be a moderniser. His was a deeply spiritual but strongly conservative vision...

    37. The World

      February 11, 2013

      Wait, the Pope can resign?

      In a word, yes. The news that Pope Benedict XVI is stepping down at the end of February has taken many people by...

    38. February 11, 2013

      Pope modernises the succession process

      Pope Benedict XVI, who has shocked the Catholic world by announcing his resignation, leaves a Church reeling from...

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