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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. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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,...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. FT Photo Diary

      January 13, 2016

      A swiss roll

      A Swiss Guard is assisted after falling during Pope Francis’ weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the...

    8. 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...

    9. FT Photo Diary

      December 8, 2015

      Putting on my tin hat

      A Swiss guard helps a colleague to adjust his helmet at St Peter’s square before the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy...

    10. December 6, 2015

      Vatican appoints PwC for first international standards audit

      The Vatican has appointed PwC to undertake its first audit based on international accounting standards, as Pope Francis...

    11. FT Photo Diary

      December 2, 2015

      Papal prayers

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

    12. 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...

    13. November 14, 2015

      Paris attacks fuel EU migration debate

      Hours after the shooting stopped in Paris, France’s worst-ever terrorist attack began to reverberate on Europe’s vexed...

    14. 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,...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. September 27, 2015

      Pope says ‘God weeps’ for abuse victims as US-Cuba trip ends

      Pope Francis visits US The pope met victims of clerical sexual abuse, visited a prison and issued a call for the...

    19. The World

      September 23, 2015

      Pope faces shrinking flock on US visit

      While the US prepares to welcome Pope Francis, his new world origins, drive for Vatican reform, and calls for social...

    20. The World

      September 22, 2015

      Surprises the Pope may have in store on his US tour

      Pope Francis landed in the US around 4pm on Tuesday afternoon after a three-and-a-half hour flight from eastern Cuba,...

    21. 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...

    22. September 18, 2015

      Mining chiefs seek the Pope’s blessing

      If the mining industry wants to try to get something done these days, there is a new door to knock on: the Pope’s. A...

    23. 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...

    24. September 18, 2015

      Postcard from . . . Castel Gandolfo

      On a rocky perch above the turquoise waters of Lake Albano, Castel Gandolfo, just 12 miles from Rome or a 10-minute...

    25. September 16, 2015

      Catholic Church: Leap of faith

      After mass last Sunday at St Mary’s church in Riverside, a leafy, affluent suburb west of Chicago, Kate Boharic, 66,...

    26. September 16, 2015

      Six key moments in the reign of Pope Francis

      When Pope Francis was the surprise choice of his fellow cardinals to lead the Catholic Church, few could have...

    27. September 15, 2015

      Pope versus Trump in migrant debate

      Apostolic visits to the US When Pope Francis makes his maiden visit to the US next week, he will accomplish something...

    28. September 8, 2015

      Pope Francis overhauls marriage annulment process

      The Vatican announced on Tuesday the most significant shake-up of the Catholic Church’s rules on marriage annulments in...

    29. September 6, 2015

      Pope calls for parishes to house migrants

      Pope Francis has launched a plea for Catholic churches across Europe to provide shelter to thousands of refugees...

    30. September 1, 2015

      Pope Francis allows priests to forgive women who have had abortions

      Pope Francis will allow priests to forgive women who have had abortions, marking one of the boldest moves yet by the 78...

    31. August 25, 2015

      Italy struggles to pass gay rights law for same-sex couples

      Everything is ready for the wedding between Fabio and Franco, a young Italian gay couple. The announcement has been...

    32. August 24, 2015

      René Bruelhart: preaching a new message about the Vatican’s money

      The office of René Bruelhart, the Vatican’s chief anti-money laundering cop, is in an ochre building within the Vatican...

    33. FT Photo Diary

      August 19, 2015

      Papal head for hats

      Pope Francis exchanges caps during his weekly general audience at the Paul VI hall on Wednesday at the Vatican ...

    34. FT Photo Diary

      August 7, 2015

      Selfie Pope

      A group of people take selfies with Pope Francis during a meeting with the Youth Eucharistic Movement in the Paul VI...

    35. 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,...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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