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# 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 7,544 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 15,601 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 7,175 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 12,265 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 8,580 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 15,089 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 12,241 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 41,637 Views 125 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 23,247 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 14,318 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 39,581 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 42,523 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 15,902 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 12,985 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 13,972 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 18,750 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 12,790 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 43,622 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 9,438 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 34,528 Views 142 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 35,894 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 9,959 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 11,010 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 18,671 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.

# pope-francis - Monday 27 August, 2018

Over one million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis in Ireland on RTÉ One
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Over one million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis in Ireland on RTÉ One

Aug 27th 2018, 9:28 PM 18,769 Views 149 Comments

An average of 535,000 viewers watched the full Papal Mass on RTÉ One in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub
# Crosscare
# Crosscare

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

Aug 27th 2018, 2:35 PM 25,357 Views 59 Comments

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools
# Not Clear
# Not Clear

Marie Collins: Pope was 'not familiar' with Magdalen laundries or industrial schools

Updated Aug 27th 2018, 1:46 PM 38,079 Views 58 Comments

The pope was “not clear” on the issues during Saturday’s meeting, Collins said.

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Aug 27th 2018, 8:18 AM 56,682 Views 64 Comments

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

Aug 27th 2018, 7:14 AM 24,458 Views 73 Comments

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

# pope-francis - Sunday 26 August, 2018

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place

Aug 26th 2018, 8:20 PM 24,620 Views 51 Comments

Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
# Cabra Meeting
# Cabra Meeting

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

Aug 26th 2018, 6:12 PM 23,994 Views 124 Comments

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks

Aug 26th 2018, 3:37 PM 28,034 Views 92 Comments

He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

Aug 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 15,478 Views 40 Comments

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

One girl got a selfie with Pope Francis, and it's the highlight of the Papal Visit TBH
# Selfie With The Pope
From The Daily Edge
# Selfie With The Pope

One girl got a selfie with Pope Francis, and it's the highlight of the Papal Visit TBH

Aug 26th 2018, 1:22 PM 13,372 Views 2 Comments

Selfie game is strong.

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day
# Cross-town Traffic
# Cross-town Traffic

'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day

Aug 26th 2018, 12:48 PM 24,825 Views 65 Comments

It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Aug 26th 2018, 12:24 PM 22,990 Views 46 Comments

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

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 41,712 Views 108 Comments

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

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?

Aug 26th 2018, 9:38 AM 31,107 Views 67 Comments

Pope Francis will leave Ireland later today.

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit
# Heavy Traffic
# Heavy Traffic

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit

Aug 26th 2018, 8:47 AM 31,642 Views 47 Comments

The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.

Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal
# Call To Resign
# Call To Resign

Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal

Aug 26th 2018, 8:42 AM 37,763 Views 20 Comments

Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.