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#Pope

# pope - 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 - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardai fear they won't be able to properly police Pope's visit this year

The Pope is due to visit in August.

# pope - 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 - 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.

# pope - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# pope - Monday 25 December, 2017

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

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

# pope - 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.

# pope - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

# pope - 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 - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Three months after Trump snub, Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope

Spicer was not included in an audience earlier this year.

# pope - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

It's official: You no longer have to perform a miracle to become a saint

Christians who are sainted through martyrdom are the only ones exempt from being involved in a miracle.

# pope - 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 - 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 - Saturday 6 May, 2017

The Pope just got 40 new soldiers

Swiss Guards swear to sacrifice themselves if necessary for the Pope.

# pope - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

# pope - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II

The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.

# pope - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Pope tells young people to resist 'false' social media and reality TV

“Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future.”

# pope - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# pope - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

# pope - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

# pope - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that

The Pope made his position clear in a letter to bishops.

# pope - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The Pope wants more women put in top Church jobs

He says he wants more than a “face lift” within the Church.

# pope - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The last time a Pope visited there were fears he would be assassinated

A memo released in 2009 says the Pope was at greatest risk from a sniper attack during motorcades.

# pope - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Poll: If the Pope does visit Ireland in 2018, will you go see him? Papal Attraction This post contains a poll

Poll: If the Pope does visit Ireland in 2018, will you go see him?

Ireland’s Catholic Bishops have extended an invite to the Pope to visit here in August 2018.

# pope - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.

# pope - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

# pope - Monday 6 June, 2016

Cloth with a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from cathedral

“Its material value is small but the spiritual loss is much greater.”

# pope - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Pope approves new measures to fire bishops who mishandled child sexual abuse cases

Francis said a bishop can be removed if his actions or omissions cause “grave harm,” either physical, moral, spiritual or financial, to individuals or communities.

# pope - Saturday 19 March, 2016

Pope Francis joins Instagram, is much more popular than you

Here’s his first post.

# pope - Thursday 18 February, 2016

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today

Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”

# pope - Wednesday 17 February, 2016

The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down

The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.

# pope - Monday 15 February, 2016

BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman

His letters point to intense feelings between the pontiff and the Polish writer.

# pope - Friday 12 February, 2016

Donald Trump's latest target? Pope Francis

Trump thinks the pontiff doesn’t understand America’s problems.

# pope - Friday 22 January, 2016

What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer

It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

# pope - Sunday 10 January, 2016

The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has

The Catholic Church has a record of abuse, twisted morality and regressive politics, writes Julien Mercille.

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