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#World Meeting of Families

# world-meeting-of-families - Today’s News

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# world-meeting-of-families - Yesterday’s News

Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event

He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'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.

Nearly 10,000 sign petition calling on pro-LGBT priest to to be disinvited from Dublin papal event

Father James Martin has long advocated the benefits of having LGBT people in the church.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 6 August, 2018

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park

Irish Rail has also laid on special services from Westport, Ballina and Athlone to/from Claremorris for the Knock shrine event on Sunday 26 August.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.”

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 26 July, 2018

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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 28 June, 2018

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”.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 8 June, 2018

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

Just a small gathering, so.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Sunday 6 May, 2018

The Pope's visit has attracted over 2,500 volunteers

The World Meeting of Families is coming to Dublin in August.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 6 March, 2018

Priests' group calls for statement from Archbishop after welcome to gay parents removed from church video

The welcome was was removed from a video supporting the World Meeting of Families.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 18 December, 2017

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.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 28 November, 2016

Pope Francis' 2018 visit to Ireland will be a 'great gift' - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

An official invitation was extended to the Pope this morning by the Taoiseach.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 28 September, 2015

The Pope spent eight weeks in Ireland learning English

A rumoured visit in 2018 won’t be Jorge Bergoglio’s first visit to these shores.

The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018

Dublin is to host the World Meeting of Families.

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