Vatican

It’s commendable that Radio 4 continues its tradition of the Lent Talks

11 March 2017 9:00 am

Perhaps surprisingly, in these secular times, Radio 4 keeps up its annual (and very Reithian) tradition of holding a series…

Why more and more priests can’t stand Pope Francis

14 January 2017 9:00 am

Questions are increasingly being asked about the Pope’s judgment and state of mind

Pope vs church - the anatomy of a Catholic civil war

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Francis’s haphazard reforms risk sparking a Catholic civil war

Why Pope Francis could be facing a Catholic schism

11 April 2015 9:00 am

It’s not just Vatican infighting any more. Pope Francis has a potential schism on his hands

Let there be light: Saint Peter’s at dawn

Rise early to see the Vatican at its best

28 March 2015 9:00 am

The sun has only just risen in Rome and we are standing bleary-eyed in a short queue outside the Vatican.…

Watch out Pope Francis: the Catholic civil war has begun

8 November 2014 9:00 am

Uncertainty over how much reform Pope Francis wants is splitting his church into factions

Tom Holland's diary: Alex Salmond is the Scottish referendum's answer to Shane Warne

13 September 2014 9:00 am

I feel a bit about the Scottish referendum as I did about the 2005 Ashes series. In both cases, those of…

Sorry — but Pope Francis is no liberal

11 January 2014 9:00 am

Trendy commentators have fallen in love with a pope of their own invention

Bloomberg will buy the Financial Times — but only if it jettisons The Economist

9 March 2013 9:00 am

How much would you stump up for the Economist? Most of us would draw the line at a fiver, but…

Sex, lies and the next Pope

2 March 2013 9:00 am

The present crop of rumours at the Vatican could furnish a dozen Dan Brown novels