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# pope-francis - Sunday 26 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 33,473 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 7,948 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 75,213 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 28,677 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 80,097 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 3,008 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 22,134 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 69,540 Views 150 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'
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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 6,127 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 21,040 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 18,399 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 16,575 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 46,661 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 37,276 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 73,965 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 19,477 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 43,173 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 54,959 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 25,618 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 16,138 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 28,987 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 9,611 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 24,621 Views 45 Comments

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

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre
# Big Crowds
# Big Crowds

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre

Aug 22nd 2018, 11:43 AM 41,501 Views 194 Comments

Gardaí expect 100,000 people to come out to see the Pope in the city centre.

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today
# RDS
# RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

Aug 22nd 2018, 9:08 AM 14,213 Views 69 Comments

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit
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# Peter Mcverry Trust

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:33 AM 7,011 Views 13 Comments

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit
# Divine Intervention
# Divine Intervention

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 6:19 PM 24,887 Views 30 Comments

Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'
# Getting Cross
# Getting Cross

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'

Aug 21st 2018, 5:27 PM 31,009 Views 59 Comments

Councillor Gary Gannon called passes issued to health workers at St James’s Hospital during the papal visit “entirely inappropriate”.

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 3:24 PM 8,705 Views 22 Comments

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says

Updated Aug 21st 2018, 1:40 PM 14,646 Views 92 Comments

Details of the meeting will not be announced until after it is over.

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'

Aug 21st 2018, 11:09 AM 10,567 Views 30 Comments

Bishop Alan McGuckian says the Pope should be judged on his actions.

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Aug 21st 2018, 10:05 AM 19,906 Views 82 Comments

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

# pope-francis - Monday 20 August, 2018

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
# LGBTI
# LGBTI

'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message

Aug 20th 2018, 7:54 PM 61,962 Views 196 Comments

The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

Updated Aug 20th 2018, 7:32 PM 39,617 Views 142 Comments

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

# pope-francis - Sunday 19 August, 2018

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

Aug 19th 2018, 11:11 AM 11,660 Views 111 Comments

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit
# 1979
# 1979

Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit

Aug 19th 2018, 12:05 AM 15,863 Views 45 Comments

One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.

# pope-francis - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to
# Pope Visit
# Pope Visit

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

Aug 18th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,673 Views 52 Comments

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?

Aug 18th 2018, 6:32 PM 27,770 Views 97 Comments

Or will you be sitting this one out?

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families
# Donald Wuerl
# Donald Wuerl

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Aug 18th 2018, 4:14 PM 21,950 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.