This Is the Porn That Gets Downloaded in the Vatican

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. » 4/08/13 7:27am 4/08/13 7:27am

How a Pope's Chalice Is Made

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. » 3/29/13 9:00pm 3/29/13 9:00pm

What's Inside the Vatican's Black and White Smoke Signal for a New Pope?

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? » 3/13/13 1:00am 3/13/13 1:00am

Inside the Sistine Chapel's Security Tech for the Papal Election

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. » 3/11/13 6:16am 3/11/13 6:16am

The Pope Deserved a Better Leaving Gift Than This Comic Sans Photo Album

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? » 3/01/13 6:01am 3/01/13 6:01am

The Pope Didn't Technically Send That First Tweet Himself

When the Pope tweets, people listen. And watch, apparently. And... applaud? Sure, why not! Here's Benedict XVI, in all his divine glory, sending out his first 140-character missive to the massive. » 12/12/12 10:22am 12/12/12 10:22am

Pope Reveals All the Secrets of Baby Jesus—Including His Birth Star's…

Pope Benedict XVI has just published a new book, the third volume of his Jesus of Nazareth trilogy, talking about the childhood of Jesus. Like Dan Brown's bestsellers, Herr Ratzinger promises to reveal lots of mysteries for just $13. Or you can save your money and read the juiciest bits here, starting with the reality… » 11/20/12 4:02pm 11/20/12 4:02pm

The Pope Officially Has the Worst Twitter Name of All Time

The Pope, divine mouthpiece of God himself and owner of vast riches and influence, has taken to Twitter. Half holy, half Kardashian, Hitler Youth graduate Benedict XVI is now social mediafied. So why is his Twitter handle so unbelievably weird? » 2/28/12 9:50am 2/28/12 9:50am

"Man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can…

Earlier this month it was the Internet making people into Satanists. This week it's technology in general that's the problem. We're becoming too god-like, see, and the Pope has predicted eternal damnation for the lot of us if we continue. » 4/17/11 5:00pm 4/17/11 5:00pm

The Pope Doesn't Want Your Soul Hanging Out in Second Life

At a congress of Catholic media last week, Pope Benedict XVI warned that new technologies could cause people to confuse virtual worlds with our real one. Unfortunately, it looks like there's no salvation for avatars. » 10/13/10 7:52am 10/13/10 7:52am

The Pope Wants You All Blogging (And Time-Traveling)

Writing from the future, Pope Benedict XVI is urging his followers, including priests, to "be present in the world of digital communications," using "images, videos, animated features, blogs and websites," all with the aim of converting people to the church. » 1/25/10 7:10am 1/25/10 7:10am

Pope's MySpace Music Playlist Includes Tupac and Muse

His Holiness is either trying to "get down with the bambini" or he really does enjoy listening to 2PAC's 'Changes' and Muse's 'Uprising.' Presumably he can relate to the lyrics "I'm tired of being poor and even worse I'm black." » 12/03/09 5:35am 12/03/09 5:35am

Japanese Prime Minister Bestows Upon Pope the Most Sacred of Gifts (a…

Yes, this picture of Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso presenting Pope Benedict XVI with a Sony camcorder on a food platter is bizarre on about four levels, but can you think of a better gift? I'd watch his vlog. [Japanprobe] » 7/08/09 6:19am 7/08/09 6:19am

Vatican Building Europe's Largest Solar Plant, Start Worshipping Sun God

What? The Earth revolves around the sun? Preposterous. By the way, I want you to give up all technology for Lent. Oh, and pay no attention to the workers installing our $660 million solar plant. » 4/20/09 1:00pm 4/20/09 1:00pm

Vatican Fights the 'Sin' of Pollution with $1.5 Million Solar Panel Roof

As part of its continuing effort to fight the "sin" of pollution, the Vatican has revealed that the first few panels of its 2,400-strong solar panel roof project were installed this week. The $1.5 million project will require minimal maintenance over the next 25 years, and is part of an ambitious environmental… » 10/05/08 3:30pm 10/05/08 3:30pm

Vatican Buys Palm for $800 Million

Click to viewROME (Agencies) - The Vatican has bought Palm Inc. in an $800-million cash, stock, and souls deal, a move that analysts are calling a bold bid to reconvert the Catholic Church into the number one mobile operator for communication with God. The purchase is the culmination of Pope Benedict XVI's new push » 5/12/08 10:00am 5/12/08 10:00am

Pope to Text Young People to Appear Hip, Is About as In Touch as Your…

Apparently, Catholicism is full of old people. While that's all well and good, the Pope wants to take his message to the streets, where the young people hang out. He saw on the local news that people use "cellular phones" to send "text messages," so he decided to get on board with this hip and confusing new fad. Now… » 5/07/08 10:10am 5/07/08 10:10am

Sprint Hooks the Pope Up with Phones; Holiest Celebrity Endorsement Ever

Sprint is providing 600 phones to the Archdiocese of New York for the Pope's visit. In addition, "the Pope's caravan will be tracked through Actsoft's Comet Tracker GPS solution loaded on Sprint phones, transmitting data over a secured network in near real-time for optimum security and accuracy." That's right: the… » 4/18/08 4:30pm 4/18/08 4:30pm