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#pope francis

# 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 90,688 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 9,022 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 15,981 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
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Nov 24th 2019, 10:40 AM 7,223 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 22,488 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 19,040 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 13,231 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 16,182 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 13,848 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 20,140 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
# Careful Now
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 7,503 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 25,037 Views 26 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 58,772 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 9,454 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 48,900 Views 73 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 11,094 Views 0 Comments

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
# VATICAN SUMMIT
# VATICAN SUMMIT

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

Feb 21st 2019, 6:00 AM 7,550 Views 26 Comments

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
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican defrocks former cardinal over sexual abuse of teenager in US

Feb 16th 2019, 9:50 AM 15,628 Views 35 Comments

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?
# Francis
# Francis

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

Feb 16th 2019, 9:30 AM 7,189 Views 30 Comments

The meeting takes place from 21-24 February.

# pope-francis - Monday 4 February, 2019

Pope Francis makes historic visit to United Arab Emirates
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis makes historic visit to United Arab Emirates

Feb 4th 2019, 7:16 AM 12,277 Views 29 Comments

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
# Marie Collins
# Marie Collins

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

Feb 2nd 2019, 6:00 AM 8,601 Views 20 Comments

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
# Sex Abuse Scandal
# Sex Abuse Scandal

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

Jan 4th 2019, 8:57 AM 15,093 Views 75 Comments

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
# Vatican Shake-up
# Vatican Shake-up

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

Dec 31st 2018, 5:30 PM 12,258 Views 21 Comments

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
# Christmas Message
# Christmas Message

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

Updated Dec 25th 2018, 2:36 PM 41,665 Views 126 Comments

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
# Road Closures
# Road Closures

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

Dec 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 23,270 Views 22 Comments

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
# Tainted
# Tainted

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

Dec 12th 2018, 1:41 PM 14,329 Views 0 Comments

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
# Angry Feedback
# Angry Feedback

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

Nov 20th 2018, 12:05 AM 39,621 Views 35 Comments

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
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

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

Oct 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 42,539 Views 98 Comments

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

# pope-francis - Friday 26 October, 2018

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests
# Belgium
# Belgium

Vatican stalls on Belgium bishops' suggestion to allow young married men to become priests

Oct 26th 2018, 3:51 PM 15,920 Views 16 Comments

The suggestion of easing the rules on celibacy was raised by the Auxiliary Bishop of Brussels.

# pope-francis - Sunday 14 October, 2018

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint
# Canonised
# Canonised

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint

Oct 14th 2018, 2:38 PM 13,018 Views 43 Comments

Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.

# pope-francis - Saturday 13 October, 2018

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Pope Francis defrocks two Chilean bishops for sex abuse of minors

Oct 13th 2018, 2:47 PM 14,013 Views 51 Comments

Defrocking means the offender is forbidden from exercising any clerical duties at all, even in private.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'
# Homily
# Homily

Pope Francis compares having an abortion to hiring 'a contract killer'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:58 PM 18,786 Views 131 Comments

Francis this year opposed a bill that would have legalised abortion in his home country of Argentina.

# pope-francis - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,833 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# pope-francis - Saturday 6 October, 2018

Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost

Oct 6th 2018, 6:30 AM 43,644 Views 29 Comments

The markings were located at the Capuchin Day Centre and read: “Welcome Pope Francis” and “Fáilte a Phapa Prionsias”.

# pope-francis - Friday 21 September, 2018

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal
# Catholic Chuch
# Catholic Chuch

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

Sep 21st 2018, 5:41 PM 9,464 Views 41 Comments

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

# pope-francis - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals
# Sincere
# Sincere

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

Sep 20th 2018, 8:04 AM 34,567 Views 141 Comments

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

# pope-francis - Thursday 13 September, 2018

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'
# Abuse Cover-Up
# Abuse Cover-Up

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

Updated Sep 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 35,930 Views 83 Comments

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

# pope-francis - Friday 31 August, 2018

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Number of sex abuse cases against the Chilean clergy has tripled to 119

Aug 31st 2018, 10:48 PM 9,983 Views 27 Comments

A total of 167 bishops, priests and lay members of the church are now under investigation for sexual crimes committed since 1960.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit
# Poll Result
# Poll Result

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit

Aug 28th 2018, 7:19 AM 11,022 Views 29 Comments

That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
# Church Abuse
# Church Abuse

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

Aug 28th 2018, 12:05 AM 18,740 Views 48 Comments

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.