How a Giant Replica of the Vatican Ended Up in a Small African City

Construction on the Basilica of Our Lady of Peace of Yamoussoukro, the largest church on earth, started 28 years ago in the small Ivory Coast city of Yamoussoukro. Planned by then-president Félix Houphouët-Boigny, who led the country through two decades of economic boomtime known as the "Ivorian miracle," the church would be a monument—to God, but also to himself. Read More >>

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. Read More >>

Pope Joins Twitter: Prepare to Receive Some 140-Character Papal Knowledge

Following hot on the heels of other such famous figures as David Cameron and Chris Brown, Pope Benedict XVI is bringing the holy presence to bear on Twitter, preparing to send down nuggets of heavenly wisdom in a more digestible format. Read More >>

Anonymous Vents Its Anger on the Vatican

Looks like Anonymous has been lashing out after its betrayal by Sabu, venting its anger on the heads of the Catholic church. The Italian branch of the wounded-but-not-dead hacking group took down the Vatican site and put up a long list of crimes and misdeeds the church was responsible for throughout history. Read More >>


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