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      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 for...

    2. May 19, 2015

      US tech group sues HP over Autonomy

      Hewlett-Packard was sued for $16.5m on Monday by a small US technology company that played a central part in some of the...

    1. FT Alphaville

      May 14, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Saudi Arabia claims it has the upper hand in the battle for oil dominance . One...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 Wednesday ...

    4. 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 the...

    5. 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 emissions,...

    6. 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 rabbi of...

    7. 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 Catholics...

    8. 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 their...

    9. 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 a...

    10. FT Alphaville

      April 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here Who saw that coming? Hillary Clinton on Sunday fired the starting gun on her...

    11. 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...

    12. FT Photo Diary

      April 2, 2015

      Chrism Mass

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

    13. 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...

    14. March 10, 2015

      NTT Data gives Vatican library treasures online showing

      A niche Japanese technology is behind a project to unleash online — for free with a click of the mouse — a rich collection...

    15. 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 slain...

    16. 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. ...

    17. 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...

    18. January 12, 2015

      Five themes colour Pope’s Asia agenda

      Pope Francis departs on Monday for his second trip to Asia — and his seventh international visit — since he was elected to...

    19. January 4, 2015

      Pope Francis chooses 20 cardinals from across the globe

      Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals from 18 countries in a clear move by the pontiff to diversify the College of...

    20. December 26, 2014

      Pope Francis takes on the Catholic bureaucracy

      When Pope Francis moved out of the papal apartments into a priestly commune upon ascending to the throne of St Peter last...

    21. Business Blog

      December 22, 2014

      The Pope's message to Vatican clerics, reinterpreted for CEOs

      I suppose if you are the pontiff, you don’t have to leaven your Christmas greeting with false bonhomie, but the Pope has not...

    22. December 22, 2014

      Pope lambasts Vatican bureaucrats in Christmas address

      Pope Francis scolded members of the Vatican bureaucracy in a harshly worded Christmas greeting that listed “15 ills” that...

    23. FT Photo Diary

      December 22, 2014

      On the edge

      A man known as Marcello Di Finizio stands on the ledge of St Peter’s facade to protest against the so-called Bolkestein...

    24. December 19, 2014

      How Pope Francis helped melt the US-Cuba freeze

      Pope Francis is not usually one to tout his own accomplishments. But even the modest Argentine pontiff could not resist the...

    25. December 17, 2014

      US-Cuba script written in Papal Library

      When Barack Obama met Pope Francis at the Vatican in March, they exchanged pleasantries for the photographers and swapped...

    26. FT Photo Diary

      December 17, 2014

      Tango at the Vatican

      Couples dance a tango in front of Saint Peter’s basilica at the Vatican on Wednesday. At the rear edge of the square more...

    27. December 3, 2014

      Pope Francis gives Swiss Guard commander his marching orders

      Pope Francis has extended his drive to reform the Vatican to the institution that has been charged with protecting the...

    28. December 3, 2014

      Religious leaders in rare union with pledge to fight slavery

      The leaders of the world’s main religions set aside their differences and in an unprecedented joint declaration on Tuesday...

    29. November 28, 2014

      Pope starts testing trip to Turkey

      As Pope Francis began a high profile trip to Turkey, the contrast with his host was hard to miss. The softly spoken Pontiff,...

    30. November 27, 2014

      Pope Francis, hot grannies and a Chaka Khan model for Europe

      Pope Francis has used a speech to the European Parliament to warn politicians that their continent was becoming like an aged...

    31. FT Photo Diary

      October 29, 2014

      Sunrise at the Vatican

      Gabriel Bouys/Afp A picture shows the silhouette of a stat…A picture shows the silhouette of a statue at St Peter’s square...

    32. October 26, 2014

      Synod setback reveals limits of Pope’s ability to drive reform

      In front of more than 200 bishops bearing their traditional zucchettos – scarlet and amaranth skullcaps – Pope Francis is...

    33. October 19, 2014

      Vatican synod fails to give blessing on gays in setback for Pope

      Catholic bishops failed to back a more open stance by the Vatican on homosexuality and divorce, in a vote that dealt a blow...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      October 8, 2014

      Waiting for Papa

      Andreas Solaro/AFP Franciscan monks wait for the arrival of Pope Francis before his general audience at St Peter’s Square on...

    35. October 3, 2014

      Vatican to re-examine views on family as Pope presses reform

      During his first 18 months in office, Pope Francis has challenged the Vatican’s power brokers and purseholders with an...

    36. FT Photo Diary

      September 3, 2014

      Keeping composed

      Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican in Rome.   ...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      August 27, 2014

      Papal Wave

      Max Rossi/Reuters Pope Francis waves as he arrives to lead his weekly audience in Saint Peter’s Square at the Vatican today. ...

    38. August 14, 2014

      Pope Francis lands in Seoul for first Asia papal trip in 15 years

      Pope Francis has begun the first papal trip to Asia in 15 years, arriving in Seoul on Thursday in an effort to boost the...

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