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    1. FT Photo Diary

      May 16, 2016

      Photographing the pope

      A bishop takes a photo of Pope Francis during the opening session of the CEI, Italian Episcopal Conference, at the...

    2. May 6, 2016

      Pope urges Europe’s leaders to renew push for integration

      Pope Francis has called for European leaders to make a new and audacious push for the continent’s integration, to...

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    1. The World

      May 6, 2016

      EU chieftains bemoan European disunity

      The three EU chieftains– Jean-Claude Juncker, Donald Tusk, and Martin Schulz – swapped the corridors of power in...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Vatican suspends PwC audit of its finances

      The Vatican has suspended an audit of its finances by accountancy firm PwC, marking a setback for Pope Francis’s drive...

    3. April 20, 2016

      Hundreds of migrants feared dead after Mediterranean shipwreck

      More than 500 migrants were feared dead after a shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea, the UN said, in what would be the...

    4. Brussels Blog

      April 18, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The immaculate relocation

      This is Monday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    5. April 16, 2016

      Sanders meets Pope after campaign detour to Rome

      In the end, Bernie Sanders did meet the Pope. It was just for five minutes, early on Saturday morning, just before the...

    6. April 16, 2016

      Pope Francis visits Greek refugees

      Pope Francis has called on the international community to respond to the refugee crisis “in a way worthy of our common...

    7. The World

      April 16, 2016

      White House Countdown: When in Rome

      After a rough and tumble debate with Hillary Clinton on Thursday night in Brooklyn, Bernie Sanders flew overnight to...

    8. FT Photo Diary

      April 13, 2016

      Pope Francis meets French fireman

      Pope Francis wears a helmet as he jokes with French firemen of Paris (Pompiers de Paris) at the end of his weekly...

    9. The World

      April 8, 2016

      White House Countdown: Pope Bernie

      We know that Pope Francis was unimpressed with Donald Trump after the pontiff accused the mogul of not being Christian...

    10. April 8, 2016

      A change of Catholic tone towards the family

      Pope Francis has finally spoken on the Catholic Church’s position on the family, after two synods of bishops and a...

    11. April 8, 2016

      Pope calls for fresh approach to divorce

      Pope Francis has taken a historic step by creating an opportunity for divorced Catholics to receive communion as he...

    12. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Pope calls for 'compassionate' towards divorced Catholics

      Pope Francis has called on priests to take a more compassionate approach towards divorced Catholics, but fell short of...

    13. April 5, 2016

      Pope prepares to visit Lesbos to highlight refugee crisis

      Pope Francis is preparing to visit the Greek island of Lesbos as soon as next week, possibly casting a moral shadow...

    14. March 30, 2016

      The Pope’s popular magic does not work on everyone

      In the kind of gesture that has cemented Pope Francis’s status as a transformational leader of the Catholic Church, the...

    15. FT Photo Diary

      March 27, 2016

      Swiss Guards in St. Peter's Square

      Swiss Guards stand in St. Peter’s Square, prior to the start of the Easter mass celebrated by Pope Francis at the...

    16. FT Photo Diary

      March 24, 2016

      Celebrating Chrism Mass

      Pope Francis celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican. During the Mass the Pontiff blesses a...

    17. March 16, 2016

      Eighty-eight years after Coolidge, Cuba prepares to welcome a US president

      The last time a serving US president visited Cuba, its economy was still aglow from the “dance of the millions” sugar...

    18. March 10, 2016

      Pope cracks down on financial abuse in canonisation process

      The business of saint-making may never be the same again. On Thursday, Pope Francis announced a regulatory crackdown...

    19. February 26, 2016

      Australia clerical sex abuse victims travel to Rome

      Australian survivors of clerical child sex abuse are travelling to Rome to attend the testimony of Cardinal George...

    20. February 25, 2016

      Matteo Renzi hails civil union ‘victory for love’

      Matteo Renzi declared a “victory for love” after the Italian senate gave its approval to a law allowing civil unions...

    21. FT Data

      February 19, 2016

      Day in 4 charts: Public spending, Productivity, GOP, Mobile broadband

      February 19: the day in 4 charts Today’s top stories: UK borrowing on a knife edge Divergence in global productivity...

    22. The World

      February 18, 2016

      White House countdown - In the name of the father

      Sign up to receive White House countdown, our daily US politics email, here. Donald Trump has come under an...

    23. February 18, 2016

      Donald Trump and Pope Francis face off over Mexico border wall

      Pope Francis has waded into the US presidential race by saying Donald Trump is “not Christian”, just two days before...

    24. Fast FT

      February 18, 2016

      Trump: Pope 'disgraceful' for questioning faith

      Donald Trump has labelled Pope Francis “disgraceful” after the head of the Catholic church questioned the Republican...

    25. February 18, 2016

      Pope criticises humanitarian migrant crisis at US border town

      Pleading for “no more death! no more exploitation!”, Pope Francis used a mass in the Mexican border town of Ciudad...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      February 17, 2016

      Mexican butterflies

      Girls dressed as butterflies perform during a meeting of Pope Francis (not pictured) and youths at the Jose Maria...

    27. FT Photo Diary

      February 16, 2016

      Papal ephemera

      A man sells key-chains in the shape of Pope Francis in downtown Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacan. ...

    28. February 13, 2016

      Pope Francis decries Mexico drug trafficking

      Pope Francis pulled no punches at the start of a trip to Mexico, telling President Enrique Peña Nieto, politicians and...

    29. February 13, 2016

      Putin and politics loom over the Pope and the Patriarch

      As the heads of the Roman Catholic and Russian Orthodox churches met on Friday for the first ever such meeting, their...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      February 12, 2016

      Pope on the phone

      Public phone booths are covered with images of Pope Francis in downtown Mexico City   ...

    31. February 12, 2016

      Pope in Latin America: what to watch out for

      Pope Francis embarks on his first international trip of 2016 on Friday — heading to Mexico, the second-largest Catholic...

    32. February 11, 2016

      Zika virus: Catholic group urges Pope to allow contraception

      On the eve of his visit to Latin America, Pope Francis has been urged to relax the Catholic church’s stance on...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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