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# pope-francis - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
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# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Tue 4:51 PM 25,367 Views 26 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

# pope-francis - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal
# Reinhard Marx
# Reinhard Marx

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal

Jun 10th 2021, 1:28 PM 21,401 Views 32 Comments

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offered to resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising over the church’s mishandling of abuse cases

# pope-francis - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 18,855 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit

Apr 6th 2021, 9:19 AM 38,714 Views 51 Comments

The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.

# pope-francis - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,172 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# pope-francis - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

# pope-francis - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 8:47 AM 30,573 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.

# pope-francis - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,636 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,603 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
# Capitol Violence
# Capitol Violence

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,945 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

# pope-francis - Friday 25 December, 2020

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message

Dec 25th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,077 Views 25 Comments

The pontiff also called for fraternity and compassion to be shared among all peoples this Christmas.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,718 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

# pope-francis - Friday 20 November, 2020

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model
# Jesus Mary And Joseph
# Jesus Mary And Joseph

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

Nov 20th 2020, 9:40 AM 51,592 Views 56 Comments

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
# Papal Blessing
# Papal Blessing

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Oct 21st 2020, 3:54 PM 35,901 Views 47 Comments

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
# Abuse
# Abuse

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

Oct 17th 2020, 4:32 PM 32,495 Views 57 Comments

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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,518 Views 35 Comments

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 Vatican
# The Vatican

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

Sep 10th 2020, 7:07 AM 56,103 Views 65 Comments

“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
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

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

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,836 Views 60 Comments

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
# Easter Mass
# Easter Mass

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

Apr 12th 2020, 12:50 PM 13,959 Views 79 Comments

“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
# Easter
# Easter

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

Apr 5th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,661 Views 82 Comments

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
# Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday

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

Feb 26th 2020, 9:46 PM 34,894 Views 86 Comments

“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
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# Not In My Name

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

Jan 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 16,688 Views 24 Comments

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
# The Two Popes
# The Two Popes

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

Jan 13th 2020, 8:21 AM 81,702 Views 121 Comments

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
# Papal Peck
# Papal Peck

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

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,625 Views 23 Comments

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
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him

Jan 1st 2020, 12:55 PM 90,457 Views 133 Comments

“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
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

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

Dec 25th 2019, 1:10 PM 8,997 Views 27 Comments

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
# Pontifical Secret
# Pontifical Secret

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

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,944 Views 46 Comments

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
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# Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Nov 24th 2019, 10:40 AM 7,197 Views 20 Comments

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
# Indigenous
# Indigenous

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

Oct 25th 2019, 9:55 PM 22,467 Views 23 Comments

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
# Joining The Ranks
# Joining The Ranks

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

Oct 13th 2019, 8:46 AM 19,020 Views 101 Comments

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
# Vatican
# Vatican

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

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,199 Views 73 Comments

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
# New Saint
# New Saint

UCD founder Cardinal Newman set for sainthood in October

Jul 1st 2019, 5:14 PM 16,158 Views 69 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,813 Views 41 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Apr 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,107 Views 140 Comments

‘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

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

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

Apr 1st 2019, 8:32 PM 7,445 Views 18 Comments

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
# Viral
# Viral

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

Mar 28th 2019, 3:53 PM 25,006 Views 25 Comments

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
# Catholicism
# Catholicism

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

Mar 26th 2019, 10:56 PM 58,729 Views 68 Comments

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
# Ricardo Ezzati

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM 9,443 Views 0 Comments

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
# Cardinal Barbarin
# Cardinal Barbarin

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

Updated Mar 19th 2019, 4:14 PM 48,884 Views 75 Comments

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
# Church
# Church

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

Feb 26th 2019, 7:08 AM 11,085 Views 0 Comments

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

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