#Open journalism No news is bad news

Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you

Support The Journal
Dublin: 5°C Wednesday 25 November 2020

#pope francis

# pope-francis - Friday 20 November, 2020

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model

The ‘like’ was spotted earlier this week but has since been removed.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

# pope-francis - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests

The pontiff accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz.

# pope-francis - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# pope-francis - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says

“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.

# pope-francis - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# pope-francis - Sunday 12 April, 2020

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public

Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban

While Benedict has sought to ease the crisis in the Vatican, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the former pope did co-author the book.

# pope-francis - Monday 13 January, 2020

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy

Francis is currently considering allowing it in remote locations, such as the Amazon, where communities seldom have Mass.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him

“I apologise for the bad example given yesterday,” Pope Francis said.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message

The pontiff sent well wishes to all of those living in conflict areas this Christmas time.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Thousands of Japanese people came out in heavy rain to hear the pope speak.

# pope-francis - Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

# pope-francis - Sunday 13 October, 2019

A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today

Pope Francis will create five new saints today.

# pope-francis - Sunday 6 October, 2019

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

# pope-francis - Monday 1 July, 2019

UCD founder Cardinal Newman set for sainthood in October

Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonised in October by Pope Francis.

# pope-francis - Thursday 9 May, 2019

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

# pope-francis - Saturday 20 April, 2019

Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'

‘We can all help to change the outdated teachings, traditions and structures which repel many adults and young people,’ writes Joe Mulvaney.

# pope-francis - Monday 1 April, 2019

From The42 'You can't say it' - Pope Francis warns public to stop comparing Messi to God Careful Now

'You can't say it' - Pope Francis warns public to stop comparing Messi to God

The head of the Catholic Church believes that this level of adoration for the star player could be considered sacrilegious.

# pope-francis - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

The video was shared online and had gained more than 11 million views on Twitter.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral

Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.

# pope-francis - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 19 March, 2019

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

France’s highest-ranking Catholic official failed to report sex abuse by a priest.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 26 February, 2019

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

# pope-francis - Thursday 21 February, 2019

Survivors call for 'zero tolerance' towards Catholic Church sex abuse as four-day Vatican summit gets underway

180 participants, including the presidents of 113 bishop conferences from around the world, are expected to travel to Rome.

# pope-francis - Saturday 16 February, 2019

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

It is the first time a cardinal has ever been defrocked for sex abuse.

The Vatican is hosting a major summit on its response to child abuse, but what does it hope to achieve?

The meeting takes place from 21-24 February.

# pope-francis - Monday 4 February, 2019

Pope Francis makes historic visit to United Arab Emirates

His trip culminates tomorrow with the first-ever papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula.

# pope-francis - Saturday 2 February, 2019

Campaigner calls on Catholic Church to remove 'vagueness and ambiguity' from response to child abuse

A Protection of Minors meeting is due to take place in the Vatican later this month.

# pope-francis - Friday 4 January, 2019

Pope Francis warns of 'crisis of credibility' following church sex abuse scandal

In an eight-page letter, the pope hit out against attempts to regain church prestige through “marketing”.

# pope-francis - Monday 31 December, 2018

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

The Vatican has yet to give an explanation for the resignation of Greg Burke and his deputy Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Pope Francis attacks 'insatiable greed' in world and calls for 'fraternity' among people

Crowds came from all over the world, meanwhile, to mark Christmas Day in Bethlehem.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit Exclusive

An objection sent to the Taoiseach said road closures inflicted ‘unnecessary hardship on local residents’.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 12 December, 2018

Pope Francis removes two scandal-hit cardinals from his inner circle

George Pell and Francisco Javier Errazuriz were both removed from the C9 Council of Cardinals.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

'Pure sectarian hatred' or 'totally biased pro-Catholic coverage': Complaints to RTÉ over papal visit

Documents released show that RTÉ received nearly 1,000 pieces of “feedback” over its coverage.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

1 2 3 4 5