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#John Paul II

# john-paul-ii - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?
# The Apparition
# The Apparition

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 41,525 Views 108 Comments

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

# john-paul-ii - Thursday 23 August, 2018

I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken
# John Paul II
# John Paul II

I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken

Aug 23rd 2018, 10:00 PM 21,021 Views 21 Comments

Irish journalists were granted a special midnight audience with Pope John Paul II out at a Navan Road convent school, Éanna Brophy recalls.

# john-paul-ii - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 21st 2018, 8:28 PM 16,242 Views 133 Comments

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

# john-paul-ii - Sunday 29 July, 2018

Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia
# Call Out
# Call Out

Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia

Jul 29th 2018, 9:30 PM 25,916 Views 0 Comments

Time to dig through the attic.

# john-paul-ii - Saturday 30 September, 2017

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs
# Cardinal Sin
# Cardinal Sin

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs

Sep 30th 2017, 5:05 PM 23,037 Views 40 Comments

“There’s no point in crying over a split pope.”

Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs after sustaining some damage
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Pope John Paul II has been removed from Dublin's Wax Museum for repairs after sustaining some damage

Sep 30th 2017, 12:45 PM 5,992 Views 5 Comments

“There’s no point in crying over a split Pope.”

# john-paul-ii - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

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

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

Feb 22nd 2017, 10:06 PM 12,670 Views 41 Comments

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

# john-paul-ii - Monday 15 February, 2016

BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman
# Pope's Letters
# Pope's Letters

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

Feb 15th 2016, 10:41 AM 28,995 Views 110 Comments

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

# john-paul-ii - Saturday 26 September, 2015

Poll: Would you go see the Pope if he came to Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you go see the Pope if he came to Ireland?

Sep 26th 2015, 8:45 AM 25,306 Views 86 Comments

Something to be said for another Mass, etc.

Why has the Pope not visited Ireland for nearly 40 years?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Why has the Pope not visited Ireland for nearly 40 years?

Sep 26th 2015, 8:45 AM 20,435 Views 69 Comments

Pope Francis is a busy man.

# john-paul-ii - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...
# Paper Pontiff
# Paper Pontiff

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

Apr 27th 2014, 10:15 AM 7,894 Views 35 Comments

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

Taoiseach in the Vatican for Canonisation of two popes

Apr 27th 2014, 7:45 AM 10,433 Views 84 Comments

Enda Kenny is Ireland’s official representative at the Mass.

# john-paul-ii - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II
# Italy
# Italy

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II

Apr 24th 2014, 5:18 PM 22,139 Views 52 Comments

The accident happened in Italy ahead of the late Pope’s canonisation this weekend.

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Apr 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,933 Views 77 Comments

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

# john-paul-ii - Saturday 12 April, 2014

Here's what you need to do if you want to become a bona fide Saint....
# Five Easy Steps
# Five Easy Steps

Here's what you need to do if you want to become a bona fide Saint....

Apr 12th 2014, 4:30 PM 12,245 Views 137 Comments

Really.

# john-paul-ii - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints
# Double Sainthood
# Double Sainthood

Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints

Apr 2nd 2014, 7:30 AM 8,173 Views 91 Comments

Millions of people are expected to attend the mass later this month at which the two popes will be canonised.

# john-paul-ii - Monday 27 January, 2014

Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II
# Pope DNA
# Pope DNA

Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II

Jan 27th 2014, 11:03 AM 12,904 Views 57 Comments

Sniffer dogs and 50 police officers are on the hunt for the deceased pontiff’s blood.

# john-paul-ii - Monday 30 September, 2013

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year
# Saints
# Saints

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 7,861 Views 241 Comments

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

# john-paul-ii - Friday 5 July, 2013

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints
# He's A Saint
# He's A Saint

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

Jul 5th 2013, 9:31 PM 11,447 Views 242 Comments

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

# john-paul-ii - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood
# He's A Saint
# He's A Saint

Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:36 AM 15,003 Views 158 Comments

For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.

# john-paul-ii - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II
# Doppelganger
# Doppelganger

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II

May 10th 2013, 10:19 PM 20,624 Views 41 Comments

It’s a (very) minor crime. Who knew?

# john-paul-ii - Monday 15 April, 2013

Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland
# Habemus Statue
# Habemus Statue

Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland

Apr 15th 2013, 2:15 PM 10,241 Views 94 Comments

It’s almost 14 metres high, made out of fibreglass, and weighs five tonnes.

# john-paul-ii - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary
# Icon
# Icon

Man throws paint at ancient Catholic icon of Virgin Mary

Dec 9th 2012, 3:43 PM 16,216 Views 71 Comments

Some believe the Black Madonna of Czestochowa, an ancient Polish icon of the Virgin Mary, can work miracles.

# john-paul-ii - Monday 2 May, 2011

Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification
# Beatification
# Beatification

Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification

May 2nd 2011, 3:14 PM 718 Views 4 Comments

The beatification ceremony of John Paul II has drawn 1.5 million people from across the globe – one of the largest Vatican celebrations ever and a testament to his popularity.

# john-paul-ii - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's
# Beatification
# Beatification

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Apr 30th 2011, 4:59 PM 1,312 Views 11 Comments

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

# john-paul-ii - Saturday 23 April, 2011

Is Pope Innocent XI being moved as punishment for the Battle of the Boyne?
# Innocent?
# Innocent?

Is Pope Innocent XI being moved as punishment for the Battle of the Boyne?

Apr 23rd 2011, 1:26 PM 2,291 Views 0 Comments

Pope John Paul II is being relocated, with Innocent XI making way – but scholars reckon there’s ulterior motives afoot…