Um. So this is a thing that actually happened.
The Pope has met with so many leaders from the tech industry lately. Last month there was Tim Cook, and today His Chillness met with Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom. The question on everyone in Silicon Valley’s lips: Is the Pope trying to take over Silicon Valley?
We debunked dozens of fake photos this year, covering everything from Charles Manson’s baby photos to John Lennon’s skateboarding skills, and everything in between. It was another busy year for anyone spreading fake images on the internet.
Some days it feels like everything on the internet is fake. And I’m here to tell you to trust that instinct.
Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the fantastic feats of Chill Pope! Today, he’s showing off a classic: The old ‘yank a tablecloth, leaving everything else on the table undisturbed’ trick. It’s a miracle! Except that it’s totally fake.
If you have ever visited the Vatican, you have seen the stoic guards that look like they missed the bus to the local Renaissance Festival. The truth is they are a high-end military force made up of top ex-Swiss soldiers. And don’t let those spears fool you, they can shred you to pieces with them. If that doesn’t work,…
The so-called “cool” pope has done an extremely uncool thing this week and timed his first-ever visit to New York with the launch of Apple’s newest phone, which is now delayed.
One of the most awful diseases in the world caused a surprising advance in medicine. Though the Black Death killed roughly a third of the people in the nations it touched, it ended half a century of religion-induced medical ignorance.
What do you give the guy who has everything, from an entire religion to a Mercedes with a bulletproof glass room on top? You give him a drone. And that’s exactly what some grade school kids from Rome did on Thursday.
But he, and the rest of the Noah team, did get a brief meeting with his this morning. Thus ended nearly a month of speculation, which began with some errant Crowe tweets.
Things you can do to get time off of Purgatory: help the poor, volunteer, and now... follow the pope on Twitter.
It can get lonely in the Vatican: with a population of just over 800, sometimes it's inevitable that nobody will want to hang out with you. Which might explain this list, which details the porn that's been downloaded in the Vatican recently.
I don't know why I find something so mundane so fascinating but I can't get enough of watching Argentinian silversmith Juan Carlos Pallarols create a chalice for Pope Francis. It's incredible just to see his hands and tools shape what will be the cup for the holiest man in the world.
The Vatican needs to find a new Pope. And to notify the world of when a new Pope is chosen, the papal conclave will communicate through smoke signal. Black smoke means they haven't found a Pope, white smoke (or "fumata bianca") would mean that there is a new Pope. So what's inside the smoke?
Tomorrow, the Sistine Chapel will fill with cardinals who will spend hours—or days—deciding who should be elected as the next Pope. But while they do, the Sistine chapel will be filled with electronic jammers and swept for bugs to ensure no information is leaked.
Officials at the Vatican were faced with a tough question when the Pope announced his retirement: what do you get God's Rottweiler as a leaving present?
Is the world only a Pope away from the End? Yes, if you believe a chilling 12th-century prophecy. Attributed to St. Malachy, an Irish archbishop canonized in 1190, the Prophecy of the Popes would date to 1139. The document predicted that there would be only 112 more popes before the Last Judgment — and Benedict XVI…
If Pope Benedict's Christmas speeches are of any indication, it is becoming increasingly obvious that the Vatican has stepped up its assault on same-sex marriage. Speaking at his yearly address to Vatican officials, the Pope spoke out against marriage equality, saying that it's destroying the very foundations of the…
More than one billion people around the world call themselves members of the Catholic Church, but as of December 8th, only 546,765 of them were following Pope Benedict XVI on Twitter (nom de tweet: @pontifex). Here's how Catholicism's truly faithful followers are spread out around the world.