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# pope-francis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint Canonised This post contains videos

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint

Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.

# pope-francis - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Defrocking means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

# pope-francis - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# pope-francis - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost

The markings were located at the Capuchin Day Centre and read: “Welcome Pope Francis” and “Fáilte a Phapa Prionsias”.

# pope-francis - Friday 21 September, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

# pope-francis - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

# pope-francis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

# pope-francis - Friday 31 August, 2018

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit

That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

# pope-francis - Monday 27 August, 2018

Over one million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis in Ireland on RTÉ One

An average of 535,000 viewers watched the full Papal Mass on RTÉ One in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

# pope-francis - Sunday 26 August, 2018

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place

Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks

He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers Mother And Baby Home This post contains videos

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

From The Daily Edge One girl got a selfie with Pope Francis, and it's the highlight of the Papal Visit TBH Selfie With The Pope

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day

It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?

Pope Francis will leave Ireland later today.

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit

The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.

Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event

Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.

# pope-francis - Saturday 25 August, 2018

As it happened: Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert

His packed itinerary took in quite a lot today.

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say

The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste

Large crowds turned out for the parade, including groups of protesters.

From The Daily Edge 'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit Young People Of Ireland

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman

O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech Catholic Church This post contains videos

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

From The Daily Edge 'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming' Pope Francis

'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming'

Watching Dublin shut down for the arrival of the Pope is incredibly hard to stomach.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors Papal Visit This post contains videos

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland Papal Visit This post contains videos

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

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