Robed in white and waving at an unknown subject, he is accompanied by a 7,700-word cover story aptly titled The Times they are A-Changing
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Tuesday 29 May 2012
Death threats, gay smear campaigns, tax scandals... the Holy See's unholy war is hitting the headlines – now the hunt is on to find the moles
Monday 28 May 2012
The Pope's butler has been formally charged with stealing confidential documents, and further arrests may follow, the Vatican has hinted.
Rebecca Tyrrel: 'If James Murdoch asked the Pope to pray for his career, it appears not to have worked'
Saturday 05 May 2012
Who knew that, during the Holy Father's 2010 visit to Britain, James Murdoch made a £100,000 donation towards funding the trip, and wasgranted a private audience with the Pope. See this as either a weirdcoincidence or even a Papal miracle, but please do not regard it as anything so vulgar as buying access. That is not, has never been, and never will be the Murdoch family's way.
Tuesday 27 March 2012
Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba in the footsteps of his more famous predecessor, gently pressing the island's long-time communist leaders to push through "legitimate" reforms their people desire.
Sunday 11 March 2012
The ex-PM, a Catholic convert who introduced same-sex civil unions, intervenes over issue that has split the church
Saturday 18 February 2012
Pope Benedict XVI is bringing 22 new Catholic churchmen into the elite club of cardinals who will elect his successor.
Monday 06 February 2012
As she celebrates six decades as head of state, i uncovers some curious facts about Her Majesty.
Wednesday 31 August 2011
A statue of the late Pope John Paul II, which some critics have claimed resembles the Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini, is – in true Italian style – about to receive some early cosmetic surgery.
Monday 02 May 2011
Monday 02 May 2011
The precociously brilliant son of an officer in the army of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Karol Wojtyla's early life was blighted by family tragedies, starting with the death of his mother when he was eight. Karol responded to the news with the words, "It was the will of God", but the loss stimulated his intense veneration for the Virgin Mary, one of the themes that came to dominate his papacy.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Pope John Paul II before more than a million faithful in St. Peter's Square and surrounding streets Sunday, moving the beloved former pontiff one step closer to possible sainthood.
Sunday 01 May 2011
Sunday 24 April 2011
Pope Benedict XVI celebrated Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square, packed with about 100,000 pilgrims and tourists and ablaze in the bright colors of spring flowers as the faithful marked the church's most joyous day of the year.
Monday 04 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
On 2 April 2005, the third-longest serving Pope in history died at the age of 84.
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 200,000 back our campaign
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train