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# 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.

# pope-francis - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican

Pope Paul VI will also be sainted.

# pope-francis - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve

Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.

# pope-francis - Friday 19 January, 2018

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

# pope-francis - Monday 25 December, 2017

Pope Francis 'personally' chose Ireland for next year's global Catholic summit

Father Tim Bartlett said that there’s still a “tremendous Christian spirit” at this time of year, and that it wasn’t important if people didn’t match the Catholic definition of what an ‘ideal family unit’ should be.

Taoiseach says government at Vatican's 'disposal' for Pope Francis visit

Next year’s Pope Francis visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million.

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...

Just under half of people said they would in a poll for Claire Byrne Live.

# pope-francis - Monday 18 December, 2017

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis celebrated his birthday not with cake, but a giant pizza Goals

Pope Francis celebrated his birthday not with cake, but a giant pizza

A man after our own hearts.

Archbishop says Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million

It is likely a visit to a prison will be part of Pope Francis’ itinerary when he comes to Ireland in August.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

# pope-francis - Friday 8 December, 2017

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed

Pope Francis says the wording should be alerted to better reflect it wasn’t God who led humans into sin.

# pope-francis - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting

“In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”

# pope-francis - Friday 1 December, 2017

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

# pope-francis - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis

Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

# pope-francis - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# pope-francis - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican

The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

# pope-francis - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile

The 266th pope was on the final leg of his visit to Colombia when he was injured.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# pope-francis - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# pope-francis - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Doctor who treated Charlie Gard says the baby's life became 'a soap opera'

“I loved this child to bits. But it got to the point where there was nothing more we could do.”

# pope-francis - Monday 3 July, 2017

'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

# pope-francis - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Pope Francis sacks hardline conservative head of doctrine

He was one of several cardinals who questioned Francis’s determination for the Catholic Church to take a softer line on people traditionally seen as “sinners”.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge 12 tweets that sum up the Pope's complete disinterest in meeting Donald Trump Not Bffs

12 tweets that sum up the Pope's complete disinterest in meeting Donald Trump

*record scratch* You’re probably wondering how I got here.

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a handshake for the cameras.

# pope-francis - Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

# pope-francis - Friday 19 May, 2017

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican

Irish people living with Huntington’s Disease will have an audience with Pope Francis tomorrow.

# pope-francis - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500

Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.

# pope-francis - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints

The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three children at the Portuguese site.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

# pope-francis - Thursday 4 May, 2017

When Donald met Francis: Trump set for an audience in the Vatican this month

The US President ‘s first foreign trip will be to Saudi Arabia, followed by trips to Israel and Italy.

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