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    1. February 5, 2016

      Centuries after Great Schism, Pope and Patriarch to meet

      A Roman Catholic Pope and the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church will hold their first meeting since the Great...

    2. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Pope, Russian Orthodox Church leader to meet for first time

      Pope Francis will meet the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church next week in the first meeting between leaders of the...

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    1. FT Photo Diary

      February 3, 2016

      UN soldiers greet the Pope

      Argentinian United Nations soldiers wave to Pope Francis as he arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter’s...

    2. January 25, 2016

      The unfinished business of Vatican bank reform

      Vatican folklore has it that a former pope was once asked how many people worked at the Holy See. “About half,” the...

    3. January 25, 2016

      Mauricio Macri steps up fight against Argentina drug traffickers

      Argentina’s Mauricio Macri is stepping up the fight against drug trafficking as the reformist president seeks to...

    4. January 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Iranian president’s overseas mission

      For the first time in more than a decade, an Iranian president is going to visit two European states this week, which...

    5. Tech blog

      January 22, 2016

      #techFT - Pope meets disciples of tech

      Pope Francis has met the head of the Apple church as he develops his interest in tech, all Davos attendees can talk...

    6. January 21, 2016

      Pope Francis invited to visit Rome’s Great Mosque

      Pope Francis could become the first leader of the Catholic Church to set foot in an Islamic place of worship in the...

    7. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Pope to Davos: don't destroy the human person

      Pope Francis pleaded for world leaders to ensure that innovation does not lead to the “destruction of the human person”...

    8. January 18, 2016

      Former Vatican accountant cleared of smuggling €20m

      A former senior Vatican accountant was cleared of attempting to smuggle €20m in cash from Switzerland into Italy,...

    9. January 17, 2016

      Vatican finance chief sings praises of free markets

      A senior cardinal chosen by Pope Francis to manage the Vatican’s finances has launched into a spirited defence of free...

    10. January 13, 2016

      Google’s Schmidt to have private meeting with Pope

      Pope Francis has both praised the internet for being a “gift from God” and criticised technology — and particularly...

    11. January 13, 2016

      Pope Francis’s mercy mission

      The Name of God Is Mercy, by Pope Francis, translated by Oonagh Stransky, Bluebird, RRP£12.99/Random House, RRP$26, 176...

    12. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      Pope: Migration crisis could have been tackled earlier

      The causes of the migration crisis “could have been addressed some time ago” and many disasters could have been...

    13. 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...

    14. December 18, 2015

      Migrants cross marks MacGregor’s exit from the British Museum

      Neil MacGregor has marked his last day as director of the British Museum with the acquisition of a bare wooden cross...

    15. December 15, 2015

      Vatican urged to 'deliver results' on anti money-laundering

      The Vatican has aligned most of its laws to comply with international standards on financial transparency but still has...

    16. December 13, 2015

      Pope Francis, the pontiff of renewal

      The appeal of Pope Francis shows little sign of diminishing in his third year as the pontiff of renewal. The backlash...

    17. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2015

      Papal prayers

      Pope Francis prays during his general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday ...

    18. FT Photo Diary

      November 30, 2015

      Bangui Pope patrol

      Police patrols outside as Pope Francis celebrates mass in the Barthelemy Boganda Stadium, in Bangui, Central African...

    19. November 27, 2015

      Pope Francis warns Kenyans on corruption

      Pope Francis has made a plea against corruption, describing it as a “path to death” as he spoke to thousands of young...

    20. FT Photo Diary

      November 27, 2015

      Pope Francis in Nairobi

      Children gasp as they watch a Kenyan Police helicopter fly overhead, while awaiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at...

    21. November 26, 2015

      Pope makes plea for deal at climate change summit

      Pope Francis has called on governments to use the Paris climate summit to correct the “dysfunctions and distortions” of...

    22. FT Photo Diary

      November 26, 2015

      Meeting with Pope Francis

      A Catholic sister and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend a Mass to be given by Pope...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      November 24, 2015

      Preparing for Papa

      A volunteer cleans the seats to be used by guests during the Papal Mass ahead of the visit of Pope Francis in Kenya’s...

    24. November 23, 2015

      Africa’s gay activists urge Pope Francis to address intolerance

      When Eric Gitari’s uncle died last year, he went back to his village in Meru, central Kenya, for the burial. But when...

    25. FT Photo Diary

      November 20, 2015

      Mogadishu Cathedral

      A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The...

    26. November 15, 2015

      The Paris jolt to America 2016

      It was unfortunate that President Barack Obama declared Isis to be “contained” only hours before its horrific slaughter...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      November 11, 2015

      St. Peter's Basilica

      Fog partially covers the Cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica, fronted by a statue of Jesus, prior to the arrival of Pope...

    28. November 10, 2015

      Religion and the keys to survival

      Premiering at the Venice International Film Festival in September was a documentary about the Vatican’s Swiss guards,...

    29. November 6, 2015

      Sainthood price-tag leaks stir Vatican fury

      What is the price of sainthood? Vatican officials made a startling discovery shortly after Pope Francis was elected in...

    30. November 2, 2015

      Vatican arrests senior priest and adviser over leaks

      Vatican police have arrested a senior Spanish priest and an Italian communications adviser for allegedly leaking...

    31. October 29, 2015

      Rome’s mayor reverses his resignation

      His resignation nearly three weeks ago was supposed to draw a line under a Roman circus of corruption and...

    32. October 25, 2015

      Pope Francis decries ‘blinkered viewpoints’ of some at synod

      VATICAN CITY, October 24 — Pope Francis, ending a contentious bishops’ meeting on family issues, on Saturday excoriated...

    33. October 11, 2015

      Reducing global poverty will save your pension

      With much celebrity fanfare, a storm on Twitter and even a UN address by Pope Francis, 193 governments last month...

    34. October 8, 2015

      Rome mayor quits amid expenses allegation

      Ignazio Marino was forced to quit as mayor of Rome amid allegations that he used a city credit card to pay for personal...

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      October 2, 2015

      To defeat extremism requires both force and dialogue

      I am the leader of a country of Muslims and Christians living in religious fraternity and with a proud history of the...

    36. September 29, 2015

      Bush calls for repeal of oil export curbs

      Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor running for president, has joined the chorus of Republicans calling for a repeal...

    37. September 29, 2015

      Pope, Trump and Putin eclipse Xi in US

      When Chinese officials started to plan a week-long trip to the US for president Xi Jinping, they hoped to generate the...

    38. September 28, 2015

      Pope to feature in election campaign ads

      Pope Francis is set to become a feature of the US election campaign, as one of the country’s biggest political donors...

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