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Ariana Grande Abandons Catholic Beliefs

Singer Ariana Grande has turned her back on her Christian faith after becoming disillusioned with the church during the reign of Pope Benedict Xvi.The Way hitmaker grew up a Roman Catholic, but began to question...

Pope Benedict Xvi Officially Resigns As Head Of The Catholic Church

Pope Benedict Xvi has officially stepped down as the head of the Roman Catholic Church.The religious leader, who was elected Pope in 2005, left the Vatican by helicopter on Thursday (28Feb13) to the cheers of...

Pope Benedict Xvi Thankful For Public Support After Resignation

Pope Benedict Xvi has thanked his supporters for their "love and prayers" in his first public appearance since announcing his resignation as head of the Catholic Church on Monday (11Feb13).The 85 year old leader, who...

Sinead O'connor: 'Resignation Is Pope Benedict's Greatest Achievement'

Outspoken singer Sinead O'connor has branded the shock resignation of Pope Benedict Xvi the pontiff's "greatest achievement", and called on Catholic officials to rebuild the Church following widespread allegations of sex abuse.The Nothing Compares 2...

Sinead O'connor Congratulates Pope On Resignation

Sinead O'Connor has congratulated Pope Benedict XVI on his resignation.The pontiff will leave his role as the had of the Catholic Church at the end of the month and Sinead - whose issues with the...

Stars Weigh In On Pope's Resignation

Hollywood funnymen Ricky Gervais, Simon Pegg and David Walliams have seen the funny side of Pope Benedict Xvi's resignation after his surprise announcement hit headlines across the world on Monday (11Feb13).The 85-year-old religious leader, who...

Pope To Resign

Pope Benedict Xvi is to resign his post due to ill health.The 85 year old leader of the Catholic Church, who was elected Pope in 2005, will step down within the next two weeks....

Pope To Resign

Pope Benedict Xvi is to resign his post due to ill health, according to reports.The 85 year old leader of the Catholic Church, who was elected Pope in 2005, will reportedly step down within the...

Lady Gaga Shares Naked Photo

Lady Gaga has shared a picture of herself naked on the toilet.The 'Born this Way' hitmaker is seen holding a cigarette and pouting in the photograph, which was taken by acclaimed photographer Terry Richardson -...

Susan Sarandon Explains Anger Behind Pope Outburst

Actress Susan Sarandon is unapologetic about branding Pope Benedict Xvi a "Nazi" last year (11), insisting she was angry at allegations the Catholic Church had protected paedophile priests.The Oscar winner made the remarks at the...

Susan Boyle To Get Honourary Doctorate

Susan Boyle is to be given an honourary doctorate for her contribution to the creative industries.The 'Britain's Got Talent' reject will be honoured by Edinburgh's Queen Margaret University where she studied for a certificate in...

Catholic Activist Blasts Susan Sarandon For 'Ignorant' Nazi Comments

A leading Catholic activist has hit back at outspoken actress Susan Sarandon for branding German pontiff Pope Benedict Xvi a "Nazi", insisting her remarks are "positively obscene".The Oscar winner made the comments on Saturday (15Oct11)...

Susan Sarandon Calls Pope A 'Nazi'

A catholic group has hit out at Susan Sarandon after she referred to the Pope as a "Nazi".The 65-year-old actress has been described as a "despicable person" after she made the remark about Pope Benedict...

Sarandon Brands Pope Benedict Xvi A 'Nazi'

Outspoken Hollywood veteran Susan Sarandon is courting controversy with Catholic leaders after calling German pontiff Pope Benedict Xvi a "Nazi".The Oscar winner made the remarks on Saturday (15Oct11) during a Hamptons Film Festival interview with...

O'connor Demands Answers Over Pope's Child Abuse Comments

Singer SINEAD O'CONNOR has written a letter to POPE BENEDICT XVI urging him to explain his recent comments about child abuse.During his traditional Christmas speech in Rome on Monday (20Dec10), the Pontiff addressed the recent...

Susan Boyle Faints Ahead Of Pope Performance

Susan Boyle sang for the Pope in Scotland yesterday (16.09.10).The 49-year-old devout Catholic fulfilled a lifelong dream by performing for Pope Benedict XVI - the head of the Catholic Church -in an open-air ceremony in...

Pope Mourns Loss Of Lives At Love Parade

POPE BENEDICT XVI has joined those mourning the loss of lives at a German techno dance music festival in Duisburg on Saturday (24Jul10).Nineteen revellers at the Love Parade 2010 event died in an underpass crush...

Religious Acts Lead Classical Brits Nominations

POPE BENEDICT XVI has scored his first nomination at the Classical Brit Awards - the pontiff is set to compete with THE PRIESTS at the upcoming ceremony.The Pope's best-selling record Alma Mater - Music From...

O'connor Calls For Pope's Resignation

Outspoken Irish singer SINEAD O'CONNOR has called for POPE BENEDICT XVI to step down, amid reports church leaders covered up the widespread sexual abuse of children for three decades.Just last month (Nov09), allegations the Vatican...

Bono To Meet His Second Pope

U2 star BONO has been invited to sit down with POPE BENEDICT XVI.The Catholic leader has invited the rocker, along with hundreds of other humanitarian artists and performers, to meet with him at the Sistine...

Pope Breaks Wrist

POPE BENEDICT XVI was hospitalised on Friday (17Jul09), after he slipped and fractured his wrist during a holiday in Italy.The head of the Catholic church was on a break in the Alps when he fell...

Lennox Slams Pope Over Aids Issues

Singer ANNIE LENNOX has criticised POPE BENEDICT XVI for discouraging safe sex in AIDS-ridden Angola. The former Eurythmics star, who has long campaigned to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS in Africa, is furious with the Catholic leader...

Zeffirelli Becomes Pope's Image Consultant

Italian moviemaker FRANCO ZEFFIRELLI is to help revamp the reputation of POPE BENEDICT XVI - having accepted the offer of becoming his 'personal image consultant'. The Jesus of Nazareth director is aiming to show the...

The Vatican To Launch Tv Network

The Vatican are planning to launch a seven-language TV network by the end of the year (07). POPE BENEDICT XVI hopes to reach new audiences and spread the word of God on the H20 network,...

Pope Unhappy About Dylan Concert

POPE BENEDICT XVI has criticised his late predecessor POPE JOHN PAUL II's decision to share the stage with American rocker BOB DYLAN. The current pontiff, who took over as head of the Roman Catholic Church...

Audience Of 7,000 Make Film History At The Vatican

LATEST: More than 7,000 film fans made history in Italy last night (26NOV06) when they attended the first world premiere held at the Vatican. THE NATIVITY STORY, a new movie about the birth of JESUS...

Pregnant Teen Star Pulls Out Of Premiere

LATEST: KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES, the teenage star of a film about the Nativity, has missed its Vatican premiere because she is expecting a baby with her 19-year-old partner. On Friday (24NOV06) POPE BENEDICT XVI turned down...

Pope Will Not Attend Nativity Screening

LATEST: POPE BENEDICT XVI has turned down an invitation to attend the premiere of new movie THE NATIVITY STORY on Sunday (26NOV06), even though it will be screened in The Vatican. Sixteen-year-old WHALE RIDER actress...

Christmas Movie To Premiere At Vatican

A new movie about Christmas will make its world premiere at the Vatican this month (NOV06). THE NATIVITY STORY, which opens in the US and Italy on 1 December (06) stars Oscar-nominated actress KEISHA CASTLE-HUGHES...

Nativity Story To Wow Vatican Audience

Upcoming religious epic THE NATIVITY STORY has been given a major boost - it will be the first movie to premiere at The Vatican in Rome, Italy. The film, which follows the story of the...

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