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#pope francis

# 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 18,824 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 25,377 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 38,143 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 56,699 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 24,475 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 24,739 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 24,013 Views 123 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 28,095 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 15,524 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 13,414 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 24,839 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 23,015 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 41,938 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 31,137 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 31,662 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 37,790 Views 20 Comments

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

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

Aug 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 33,488 Views 35 Comments

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event

Aug 26th 2018, 6:00 AM 7,982 Views 11 Comments

Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.

# pope-francis - Saturday 25 August, 2018

As it happened: Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert
Live Aug 25th 2018, 9:30 PM

As it happened: Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say

Aug 25th 2018, 9:10 PM 75,268 Views 118 Comments

The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day
# Flagging
# Flagging

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Aug 25th 2018, 8:32 PM 28,720 Views 45 Comments

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste
# There He Goes
# There He Goes

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste

Aug 25th 2018, 5:33 PM 80,160 Views 69 Comments

Large crowds turned out for the parade, including groups of protesters.

'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit
# Young People Of Ireland
From The Daily Edge
# Young People Of Ireland

'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit

Aug 25th 2018, 3:20 PM 3,089 Views 1 Comment

And will they be seeing him this time?

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman

Aug 25th 2018, 1:52 PM 22,175 Views 94 Comments

O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech

Updated Aug 25th 2018, 1:36 PM 69,619 Views 145 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.

'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming'
# Pope Francis
From The Daily Edge
# Pope Francis

'The stench of hypocrisy from the whole visit has been rife in Dublin ever since the announcement that the Pope was coming'

Aug 25th 2018, 12:47 PM 6,137 Views 3 Comments

Watching Dublin shut down for the arrival of the Pope is incredibly hard to stomach.

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors

Aug 25th 2018, 12:40 PM 21,099 Views 70 Comments

In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Aug 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,433 Views 27 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

Aug 25th 2018, 10:33 AM 16,620 Views 47 Comments

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?

Aug 25th 2018, 9:41 AM 46,715 Views 143 Comments

The country’s relationship with the Catholic Church has changed dramatically over the years.

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend

Aug 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 37,294 Views 93 Comments

From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.

# pope-francis - Friday 24 August, 2018

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

Aug 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 81,488 Views 220 Comments

A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.

# pope-francis - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 19,494 Views 19 Comments

All hospitals will be operating as normal across the weekend.

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters
# Rerouted
# Rerouted

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters

Aug 23rd 2018, 5:57 PM 43,200 Views 41 Comments

Restrictions around Phoenix Park are to remain in place until 7am on Tuesday.

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit
# Damaged
# Damaged

New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 5:40 PM 55,002 Views 72 Comments

Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 25,677 Views 112 Comments

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:01 PM 16,166 Views 28 Comments

Isolated rain showers are forecast throughout the weekend.

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:02 AM 29,012 Views 67 Comments

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit?
# Pope John Paul II
From The Daily Edge
# Pope John Paul II

Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit?

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:00 PM 9,657 Views 0 Comments

Young people of Ireland, do you know old Ireland?

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families
# Holy Show
# Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Aug 22nd 2018, 6:54 PM 24,641 Views 45 Comments

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.