A 17-year-old was blessed by Pope Francis in a touching moment at St. Patrick’s Cathedral during his big trip to New York Thursday evening.

In a tragic accident, a 21-year-old Italian man was crushed to death by a giant crucifix dedicated to the late Pope John Paul II. The incident occurred on Thursday, just days before the Polish pontiff will be made a saint in a ceremony at the Vatican. Bizarrely enough, the man, Marco Gusmini, had been living on […]

On Friday, a document obtained by the Associated Press revealed that Pope Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests over just two years for molesting children. The 2011-12 statistics are the first time the Vatican has provided details on the number of priests who have been defrocked. The document was prepared from data the Vatican had been […]

We knew dressing up and sneaking out of the Vatican at night to help homeless people and denouncing the obsession with abortion and gay marriage in the church would amount to something. Everyone’s favorite pope, Pope Francis, was named Time’s Person of the Year. Time’s editor revealed the magazine’s decision on NBC’s Today show Wednesday morning. Managing […]

The world is already referring to Pope Francis as the coolest and most progressive pope of all time (remember when he denounced the church’s obsession with abortion and gay marriage), but there may be evidence that he’s also a super-hero. According to sources who spoke with the Huffington Post, the pope dresses up at night […]

Just weeks before a defense bill with provisions to tackle sexual assaults in the military is set to hit the Senate floor, new Pentagon figures are showing that those same reports have increased sharply during the last fiscal year. According to the New York Times, there were 3,553 sexual assault complaints reported to the Defense […]

Pope Francis has a message for the world. Ya’ll are going to have to get over the gay marriage and abortion debate. Well, he didn’t exactly say that, but Pope Francis did say that the Catholic Church cannot focus only on abortion, contraception and gay marriage – and that the moral structure of the church will “fall like […]

Times sure are changing! Old colleagues of Pope Francis reveal that in 2010, when Argentina was on the verge of legalizing gay marriage, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio advocated to support gay civil unions. However, he did not support full-on gay marriage. But hey, it’s a big step and it gives us some insight into […]

We officially have a Pope! Pope Francis held his inaugural mass on Tuesday with up to 1 million pilgrims—including Joe Biden and Robert Mugabe—in the Vatican. But it was our cool VP that stole the show (see above), looking dapper as ever. But no worries, Pope Francis proved his dedication to the mass was no […]

If you didn’t know, Pope Francis is the first in the game to do it! Well, not exactly. Technically he’s the 266th Pope to ever do it, but he’s the first to carry the name Francis. PHOTOS: White Smoke! Meet The New Pope, Habemum Papam Bergoglio, Voted By The Roman Catholic Cardinals And before the 76-year-old […]

We’re not sure what Lee ‘Q’ O’Denat had in mind when he first launched WorldStarHipHop in 2005, but never in his wildest dreams could he have imagined that it would turn into this.  PHOTOS: White Smoke! Meet The New Pope, Habemum Papam Bergoglio, Voted By The Roman Catholic Cardinals  And when we say this, we mean a phenomenon. (In […]

White smoke! Who Is The New Pope?! DETAILS: The Former Pope & His Baseball Cap Chillin’ Hard In Retirement AND MORE… On Tuesday after a few false alarms, Roman Catholic cardinals finally reached a decision on who the new Pope would be, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina. The new Pope will go by the name […]