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#Holy See

# holy-see - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

# holy-see - Monday 28 November, 2016

Five years after attacking Catholic 'narcissism', Enda Kenny meets the Pope

The Taoiseach’s 2011 speech drew plaudits from victims’ groups.

# holy-see - Friday 20 May, 2016

Pope Francis set to visit Ireland - reports

It is thought that the visit will take place in 2018 during the World Meeting of the Families in Dublin.

# holy-see - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Pope Francis recognises Palestinian statehood, and Israel isn't pleased

Israel said this development does not further the peace process.

# holy-see - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Vatican bank has closed thousands of accounts after corruption probe

Profits were nearly obliterated at the bank after extensive investigations over the last year.

# holy-see - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here’s the new Ambassador…

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

# holy-see - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

# holy-see - Thursday 6 March, 2014

'We genuinely closed the Vatican embassy for cost reasons... but no one believes us'

Department of Foreign Affairs officials have been discussing the still-controversial closure of the Vatican embassy 26 months ago. It has since been decided to reopen it.

# holy-see - Monday 24 February, 2014

The Vatican will now have its own finance ministry

Pope Francis has set it up in the wake of the scandals at the Vatican Bank.

# holy-see - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

"Immediate State action" needed on Magdalene justice scheme

JFM Research made the call after the United Nations denounced the Catholic Church for allowing priests to rape children.

# holy-see - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

# holy-see - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

Pope Francis invites homeless people to breakfast for his birthday

The four homeless people attended mass and breakfast with Pope Francis for his 77th birthday today.

# holy-see - Saturday 23 November, 2013

Government “is satisfied” without Vatican embassy

There is no plan to re-establish a resident embassy to the Holy See in the immediate term says Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore

# holy-see - Saturday 6 July, 2013

Vatican's 007 speaks out on money laundering

Rene Bruelhart, dubbed ‘the James Bond of the financial world’, trying to root out financial crimes in the Holy See.

# holy-see - Tuesday 2 July, 2013

Top officials at scandal-hit Vatican bank resign

It follows the arrest of a cleric who held accounts at the institution for alleged corruption.

# holy-see - Friday 28 June, 2013

'€500 note-loving priest' arrested over suspected Vatican Bank fraud

Nunzio Scarano – nicknamed ‘Montsignor 500′ because of his alleged love of €500 notes – was arrested this morning.

# holy-see - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation

The Pope Emeritus is likely to return to the Vatican on Thursday, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

# holy-see - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

IP addresses from Vatican linked to internet porn downloads

Data from a torrent monitoring website finds that addresses linked to the Holy See have been downloading explicit material.

# holy-see - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Pope Francis is technically the Bishop of Kilfenora, Co Clare Exclusive

Kilfenora is the last remaining parish to come under the remit of the Holy See.

# holy-see - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?

There are currently 209 members of the College of Cardinals – but only 115 of them get a vote in choosing the new pontiff.

# holy-see - Friday 8 March, 2013

Conclave to elect next pope will begin on Tuesday

Cardinals have chosen to bring their behind-closed-doors conclave forward by three days.

# holy-see - Wednesday 6 March, 2013

'Leaks' prompt US Cardinals to call off pre-conclave press conferences

Italian newspaper reports – including comments made by some cardinals about others – have prompted a media clampdown.

# holy-see - Friday 1 March, 2013

Two popes, two resignations: Benedict XVI and Celestine V‎

There’s more than a few similarities between the only two men to have resigned the papacy by choice.

# holy-see - Thursday 28 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter Pontifex This post contains images

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter

Did @Pontifex really quit because he kept getting sass tweets?

# holy-see - Monday 25 February, 2013

Benedict changes rules to allow Conclave to start earlier

Cardinals can now move the Conclave forward if they’re all present – but also have to take strict oaths of secrecy.

# holy-see - Thursday 21 February, 2013

Report: Pope decided to resign after internal report on adultery

La Repubblica says a report presented in December detailed breaches of the ‘sixth and seventh commandments’.

# holy-see - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# holy-see - Monday 11 February, 2013

Glossary: Some of the terms you'll hear during the Papal election

Because of the Ingravescentem aetatem, not all of the College of Cardinals get to fill the Petrine ministry. Didn’t you know?

Cardinal Brady notes 'significant' date of Pope's retirement news

February 11 is the World Day of the Sick, Brady notes, asking for prayers for those responsible for choosing his successor.

# holy-see - Tuesday 8 January, 2013

What did the Pope say about abortion yesterday?

Was Benedict referring to Ireland when he spoke of laws that “unjustly alter the balance” between mother and baby?

# holy-see - Monday 3 December, 2012

From The Daily Edge 13 of the best fake tweets from the Pope Pontifex This post contains images

13 of the best fake tweets from the Pope

“Shark Week’s going off on the Discovery Channel.” Twitter welcomed Benedict XVI in its own special way…

# holy-see - Friday 28 September, 2012

Vatileaks: Pope's butler to stand trial tomorrow - but may be pardoned

Vatican watchers believe that Pope Benedict could pardon Paolo Gabriele for leaking sensitive papers to a journalist.

# holy-see - Saturday 2 June, 2012

Cardinals split on whether to sack head of Vatican Bank

The Pope’s second-in-command reportedly wants the sacking of the bank’s president – but Cardinals aren’t so sure.

# holy-see - Friday 25 May, 2012

Pope’s butler arrested over Vatican leaks – report

Vatican says man arrested today was caught in possession of secret documents.

# holy-see - Friday 20 April, 2012

Vatican says nuns' group spends too much time on social justice

The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith says US nuns are too silent on matters such as the right to life.

# holy-see - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Closure of Vatican embassy will not be reversed 'in the immediate term'

Labour has cited savings of €845,000 stemming from the closure of the Embassy of the Holy See in Ireland, and says that it will not be reopened in the immediate future.

# holy-see - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Column: Are we as a Catholic Church not mature enough to listen to others?

The Vatican is investigating Fr Tony Flannery over his liberal views. But censorship is not a Christian solution, writes Fr Jimmy McPhillips.

# holy-see - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Nine things to know this morning…

# holy-see - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Vatican launches rare criminal probe into leaks

The Vatican is investigating the leak of confidential documents that allege corruption and financial mismanagement among Holy See officials.

# holy-see - Thursday 8 March, 2012

Anonymous claims responsibility for attack on Vatican website

The website of the Holy See was inaccessible for hours, with Anonymous demanding a revision to the Lateran Treaty.

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