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Dublin: 13 °C Tuesday 23 October, 2018

#World Meeting of Families

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 27 August, 2018

'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.

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

500,000 tickets were distributed for the Mass earlier this summer.

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

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

# world-meeting-of-families - 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.

Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit

The scale of closures and diversions are unlike any seen in the city in recent times.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# world-meeting-of-families - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre

Gardaí expect 100,000 people to come out to see the Pope in the city centre.

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit

He also said he was “excited to return” to Ireland, having lived in Dublin previously.

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit

Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

# world-meeting-of-families - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

# world-meeting-of-families - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?

Or will you be sitting this one out?

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 17 August, 2018

'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 - Thursday 16 August, 2018

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.

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