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#pope francis

# pope-francis - Yesterday’s News

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup

The state broadcaster has unveiled how it’ll mark Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland.

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity

Pope Francis is travelling to Ireland later this month for two days to take part in the World Meetings of Families.

# pope-francis - Friday 3 August, 2018

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park

Bocelli previously performed for Pope Francis in Philadelphia during the last World Meeting of Families in 2015.

# pope-francis - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Tickets for Pope's Mass not sent out because of concerns that too many cars will be coming to Dublin

500,000 tickets were made available for the Phoenix Park mass.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 July, 2018

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

# pope-francis - Friday 27 July, 2018

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

# pope-francis - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Public transport will be free across Dublin for anyone travelling to see the Pope next month

The gardaí say there is a major oversubscription of those who are expecting to drive to and from the mass in the Phoenix Park.

Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics says it feels “completely ignored” by the World Meeting of Families.

# pope-francis - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# pope-francis - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'

It will require imagination and critical engagement from other agents in the Church if the change he envisages is to happen, writes Gerry O’Hanlon SJ.

# pope-francis - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park Big Show This post contains videos

# pope-francis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

A participant in the Say Nope to the Pope campaign says he will give his 700 tickets back

Richard Duffy said that if the Phoenix Park event sells out he will contact the organisers to nullify his bookings.

# pope-francis - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal

Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?

The Say Nope To The Pope campaign has encouraged people to order the free tickets as a form of “peaceful protest”.

People who are binning tickets to see the Pope are 'wrong, petty and mean-spirited' says Taoiseach

Varadkar added the move was “not legitimate protest”.

# pope-francis - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours

Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.

# pope-francis - Friday 22 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday

500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock.

# pope-francis - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?

Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?

# pope-francis - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'

The Pope is due to visit Ireland in August, just months after Ireland voted in favour of liberalising its abortion laws.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Roamin’ Catholics: How to get a ticket to see the Pope in Dublin or Knock

If you think you can just show up to the Pope’s Mass, think again.

# pope-francis - Monday 11 June, 2018

‘Of course’ LGBT couples welcome to volunteer says Archbishop: ‘It’s also a Catholic event’

Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today.

500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed

Details of the August visit have been confirmed this morning.

# pope-francis - Friday 8 June, 2018

The Pope's Phoenix Park mass will have a capacity of 600,000

Just a small gathering, so.

# pope-francis - Friday 1 June, 2018

Papal visit: State planning to spend almost €3 million on security staff and equipment

The Pope is to celebrate Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# pope-francis - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# pope-francis - Friday 18 May, 2018

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign

The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August

The Pope will visit the centre on the day he arrives – the afternoon of Saturday 25 August.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings': Alfie Evans dies aged 23 months RIP

'My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings': Alfie Evans dies aged 23 months

He had been breathing independently for over four days.

# pope-francis - Sunday 1 April, 2018

One fifth of the population plan to attend Pope Francis mass in Phoenix Park

Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at a mass on 26 August.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit

# pope-francis - Monday 26 March, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey

The former Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, has been named as McAreavey’s replacement.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland in August.

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

# pope-francis - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

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