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10.28.14 Prachi Gupta

The Catholic Church succeeded in getting the attention of Catholics, Satanists, and everyone in the vast spiritual spaces in-between on Tuesday after Pope Francis embraced the theories of Evolution and the Big Bang. While he didn’t endorse either theory, he argued that they are not at odds with Catholic teachings, saying “Evolution in nature is […]

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03.20.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Just a week after his inauguration, Pope Francis is already trying to revamp his image as a contemporary-art-hating wet blanket. The Vatican has announced that it will have its own contemporary art show at this year’s Venice Art Biennale, Art F City reports. Since its establishment as an independent state in 1929, the Vatican has […]

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03.15.13 Andy Cush

As you may recall, the Bronx’s Artuso Bakery won local fame for its delicious cookies depicting Pope Benedict XVI. And now that he’s resigned and that other guy has taken his place, they’ve adapted, turning out batches of pastries carrying the image of Pope Francis. Apparently, they were in a state of flux during the […]

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03.14.13 Eugene Reznik

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, now Pope Francis I (Pope Fanny?) hates all of the things we expect him to hate — gay marriage, smiling (allegedly), and the rights of contemporary artists, Artlyst points out. In 2004, he denounced Argentinian-born artist León Ferrari’s exhibition in Buenos Aires as “blasphemous,” and called for it to be closed down. […]

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