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    1. July 28, 2015

      Free Lunch: Flat-pack sovereign debt restructuring

      From SDRM to CACs and Trills The FT's editorial page approvingly points out that Pope Francis has spoken in favour of...

    2. July 27, 2015

      US could prove tough audience for Pope Francis

      Pope Francis’ election in 2013 to lead the Catholic Church stirred hope among American Catholics that his humble style,...

    1. July 26, 2015

      To err is human, to forgive is statesmanlike

      The Holy See and the International Monetary Fund may not often see their missions overlap. But when Pope Francis...

    2. July 16, 2015

      Reformer tries to bring light to closed world of Vatican finance

      Cardinal George Pell’s short tenure as the Vatican’s financial tsar has been far from serene. In an environment known...

    3. July 6, 2015

      Pope prepares to take his fight for the poor to Latin America

      Hot on the heels of his groundbreaking encyclical letter on climate change, Pope Francis on Monday begins a week-long...

    4. July 2, 2015

      A papal call to reconcile the natural, spiritual and industrial worlds

      Free market conservatives hate it, it fails to address the threat of overpopulation, and it dismisses carbon credits as...

    5. June 19, 2015

      An activist pope puts his faith in science

      The first clue was not the dense white smoke billowing from the Vatican chimney, announcing a new Pope. It was that...

    6. Nick Butler

      June 18, 2015

      A papal message that misses the point

      The shocking thing about the papal encyclical Laudate Si is not that it was leaked in advance or even that it embraces...

    7. June 18, 2015

      Pope praises boycotts but social media and fossil fuels among sinners

      Cardinal Peter Turkson, the Ghanaian author of the nearly 200-page encyclical letter on the environment released by...

    8. June 18, 2015

      Pope attacks political and business leaders for destroying planet

      Pope Francis attacked multinational companies and excessive consumption for threatening the environment as the Vatican...

    9. June 16, 2015

      Pope Francis, the climate and the world’s poor

      Pope Francis’s forthcoming encyclical on climate change and nature looks set to be one of the defining statements of...

    10. June 16, 2015

      Pope takes climate to papacy’s heart

      Shortly after Pope Francis was elected as leader of the Catholic Church two years ago, he invited a leader of the...

    11. June 16, 2015

      Free Lunch: There is profit in saving the planet

      In praise of techno-optimism Pope Francis, in an encyclical leaked a few days before its publication, is cognizant of...

    12. June 15, 2015

      Pope calls for cut in carbon emissions

      Pope Francis will call for a “drastic reduction” in carbon emissions and lash out against “economic powers” that are...

    13. June 15, 2015

      Former Vatican envoy Józef Wesołowski to stand trial for sex abuse

      The Vatican has indicted its former envoy to the Dominican Republic on charges of paedophilia, making him the highest...

    14. June 10, 2015

      Pope creates tribunal to judge cover-ups of sexual abuse

      Pope Francis took his most forceful step yet to tackle sexual abuse by clergy, approving the creation of a special...

    15. May 24, 2015

      Catholic Church under scrutiny

      Pope Francis’s clean up of the Catholic Church’s finances is extending far beyond the walls of Vatican City. In a first...

    16. May 21, 2015

      Australian cardinal denies abuse cover-up claims

      The cardinal responsible for cleaning up the Vatican’s finances has become embroiled in an Australian...

    17. May 13, 2015

      Pope Francis to sign groundbreaking treaty with Palestinians

      The Vatican is set to sign a groundbreaking treaty with the Palestinian Authority, in a move that immediately triggered...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      May 13, 2015

      Cuddling the Pope

      Pope Francis hugs a child as he arrives for his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican on...

    19. April 29, 2015

      Pope Francis criticises gender pay gap

      Pope Francis has criticised the “scandal” of pay disparities between men and women and said it is “chauvinism” to blame...

    20. April 28, 2015

      Pope to weigh in on climate change action

      A senior Vatican official has launched an attack on fossil fuels and urged wealthy nations to slash their carbon...

    21. April 23, 2015

      Turkey still unsettled by Armenian massacres of 100 years ago

      Standing in a desecrated Armenian graveyard in the central Anatolian city of Sivas, Hayko, a middle-aged labourer with...

    22. 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...

    23. April 16, 2015

      Vatican ends investigation into American nuns

      The Vatican has abruptly ended its oversight of the largest organisation of US Catholic nuns, signalling a shift in...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Dissension emerges between France and Vatican over gay ambassador

      “Who am I to judge?” Pope Francis responded two years ago when asked about an alleged gay lobby at the Vatican. It was...

    25. April 12, 2015

      Turkey accuses Pope of ‘prejudice’ over Armenian ‘genocide’

      Turkey reacted angrily after Pope Francis called the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians “the first genocide of the 20th...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2015

      Chrism Mass

      Pope Francis presides over Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, at the Vatican   ...

    27. March 25, 2015

      Europe’s impatience with misbehaviour drives corruption crackdown

      Romanian prosecutors accuse a former finance minister of stashing three gold bars, $90,000 in cash and a French...

    28. March 11, 2015

      Vatican moves closer to ending decades of secret banking

      The Vatican is in advanced talks with Italian authorities to end decades of secret banking in the city-state, as Pope...

    29. February 27, 2015

      Are you selfish?

      The Shrink Glancing at the news the other day I noticed an item reporting that Pope Francis had stated “the choice not...

    30. February 3, 2015

      Pope declares slain bishop a martyr

      Pope Francis, the first head of the Catholic Church to come from Latin America, has cleared the path to sainthood for...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      January 28, 2015

      Papal performance

      Circus artists perform in front of Pope Francis during the Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican. ...

    32. January 18, 2015

      Seven million people flock to hear Pope Francis in Manila

      Pope Francis drew between 6m and 7m people to an open-air mass in the Philippines on Sunday, shattering the previous...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Photographing Pope Francis

      People hold up their phones and cameras to take a photo of Pope Francis in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will visit...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      January 16, 2015

      Waiting for Pope Francis

      Young boys dressed as the Swiss Guard rest as they wait for Pope Francis at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate...

    35. January 15, 2015

      Pope Francis says there are limits to free speech

      Pope Francis said freedom of expression should be limited, especially when it involved insulting religion, even as he...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      January 15, 2015

      Awaiting the Pope in Manila

      Filipino Catholics gather for Pope Francis’s arrival in Manila, Philippines. ...

    37. January 14, 2015

      Rajapaksa’s defeat holds lessons for Asia’s rightwing leaders

      Pope Francis rounded off his two-day trip to Sri Lanka on Wednesday by visiting a jungle shrine in the island’s...

    38. FT Photo Diary

      January 13, 2015

      Celebratory meal ahead of Pope Francis's arrival

      Residents of the garbage dumpsite Payatas, eat a “pagpag” or recycled meal to celebrate Pope Francis’s planned visit on...

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