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# pope-francis - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
# In Memory
# In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,551 Views 109 Comments

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans
# Arlene Says No
# Arlene Says No

Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans

Aug 17th 2018, 4:00 PM 29,981 Views 110 Comments

The DUP leader says she ‘regretfully’ can’t attend the event.

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
# Spotlight
# Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

Updated Aug 17th 2018, 9:08 AM 25,755 Views 84 Comments

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,498 Views 73 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
# Day Of Rest
# Day Of Rest

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

Aug 14th 2018, 3:28 PM 36,956 Views 60 Comments

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit
# We Are Church
# We Are Church

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

Aug 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,194 Views 80 Comments

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup
# A Changing Ireland
# A Changing Ireland

'Mary McAleese's Modern Family' and 'The John Pauls': RTÉ's papal lineup

Aug 8th 2018, 5:53 PM 32,444 Views 47 Comments

The state broadcaster has unveiled how it’ll mark Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland.

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'
# Rory Cowan
# Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Aug 8th 2018, 5:01 PM 27,263 Views 63 Comments

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'
# Mass Appeal
# Mass Appeal

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

Aug 5th 2018, 8:30 AM 15,842 Views 61 Comments

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity

Aug 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,856 Views 110 Comments

Pope Francis is travelling to Ireland later this month for two days to take part in the World Meetings of Families.

# pope-francis - Friday 3 August, 2018

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park

Aug 3rd 2018, 9:06 PM 22,839 Views 96 Comments

Bocelli previously performed for Pope Francis in Philadelphia during the last World Meeting of Families in 2015.

# pope-francis - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,820 Views 234 Comments

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

Tickets for Pope's Mass not sent out because of concerns that too many cars will be coming to Dublin
# Tickets Please
# Tickets Please

Tickets for Pope's Mass not sent out because of concerns that too many cars will be coming to Dublin

Aug 1st 2018, 12:01 PM 22,001 Views 89 Comments

500,000 tickets were made available for the Phoenix Park mass.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 July, 2018

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is
# Papal Flag
# Papal Flag

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Jul 28th 2018, 10:30 AM 26,882 Views 85 Comments

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

# pope-francis - Friday 27 July, 2018

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass
# HOLY COMMUNION
# HOLY COMMUNION

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Jul 27th 2018, 6:05 AM 19,894 Views 56 Comments

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

# pope-francis - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Public transport will be free across Dublin for anyone travelling to see the Pope next month
# Free Bus
# Free Bus

Public transport will be free across Dublin for anyone travelling to see the Pope next month

Jul 26th 2018, 11:28 AM 23,504 Views 113 Comments

The gardaí say there is a major oversubscription of those who are expecting to drive to and from the mass in the Phoenix Park.

Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored
# No Response
# No Response

Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored

Jul 26th 2018, 8:54 AM 14,365 Views 120 Comments

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics says it feels “completely ignored” by the World Meeting of Families.

# pope-francis - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

Jul 23rd 2018, 3:38 PM 22,010 Views 117 Comments

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# pope-francis - Sunday 22 July, 2018

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'
# Column
# Column

Pope Francis: 'He is trying to encourage a more adult, participatory institutional model'

Jul 22nd 2018, 3:00 PM 25,973 Views 85 Comments

It will require imagination and critical engagement from other agents in the Church if the change he envisages is to happen, writes Gerry O’Hanlon SJ.

# pope-francis - Thursday 19 July, 2018

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park
# Big Show
# Big Show

Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park

Jul 19th 2018, 3:15 PM 34,189 Views 32 Comments

Pope Francis arrives in Ireland on 25 August.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

A participant in the Say Nope to the Pope campaign says he will give his 700 tickets back
# Yes To The Pope
# Yes To The Pope

A participant in the Say Nope to the Pope campaign says he will give his 700 tickets back

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 31,108 Views 83 Comments

Richard Duffy said that if the Phoenix Park event sells out he will contact the organisers to nullify his bookings.

# pope-francis - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal
# Scandal
# Scandal

Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal

Jun 28th 2018, 7:49 PM 8,919 Views 79 Comments

Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?

Jun 28th 2018, 9:29 AM 68,916 Views 375 Comments

The Say Nope To The Pope campaign has encouraged people to order the free tickets as a form of “peaceful protest”.

People who are binning tickets to see the Pope are 'wrong, petty and mean-spirited' says Taoiseach
# Nope To The Pope
# Nope To The Pope

People who are binning tickets to see the Pope are 'wrong, petty and mean-spirited' says Taoiseach

Jun 28th 2018, 7:57 AM 33,666 Views 137 Comments

Varadkar added the move was “not legitimate protest”.

# pope-francis - Monday 25 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours
# Papal Attraction
# Papal Attraction

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours

Jun 25th 2018, 5:47 PM 42,900 Views 245 Comments

Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.

# pope-francis - Friday 22 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday
# Ticket Masster
# Ticket Masster

Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:36 PM 46,404 Views 136 Comments

500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock.

# pope-francis - Sunday 17 June, 2018

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?

Jun 17th 2018, 10:30 AM 37,203 Views 160 Comments

Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?

# pope-francis - Saturday 16 June, 2018

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'
# Eighth Amendment
# Eighth Amendment

Pope Francis compares abortion to Nazi crimes 'but with white gloves'

Jun 16th 2018, 6:32 PM 71,116 Views 243 Comments

The Pope is due to visit Ireland in August, just months after Ireland voted in favour of liberalising its abortion laws.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Roamin’ Catholics: How to get a ticket to see the Pope in Dublin or Knock
# Praypal
# Praypal

Roamin’ Catholics: How to get a ticket to see the Pope in Dublin or Knock

Jun 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 39,861 Views 59 Comments

If you think you can just show up to the Pope’s Mass, think again.

# pope-francis - Monday 11 June, 2018

‘Of course’ LGBT couples welcome to volunteer says Archbishop: ‘It’s also a Catholic event’
# Meeting Of Families
# Meeting Of Families

‘Of course’ LGBT couples welcome to volunteer says Archbishop: ‘It’s also a Catholic event’

Jun 11th 2018, 1:38 PM 25,516 Views 100 Comments

Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today.

500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed
# The Pope
# The Pope

500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed

Updated Jun 11th 2018, 12:30 PM 63,191 Views 128 Comments

Details of the August visit have been confirmed this morning.

# pope-francis - Friday 8 June, 2018

The Pope's Phoenix Park mass will have a capacity of 600,000
# Audience With The Pope
# Audience With The Pope

The Pope's Phoenix Park mass will have a capacity of 600,000

Jun 8th 2018, 9:11 PM 48,953 Views 193 Comments

Just a small gathering, so.

# pope-francis - Friday 1 June, 2018

Papal visit: State planning to spend almost €3 million on security staff and equipment
# The Pope
# The Pope

Papal visit: State planning to spend almost €3 million on security staff and equipment

Jun 1st 2018, 12:05 AM 19,506 Views 168 Comments

The Pope is to celebrate Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# pope-francis - Sunday 27 May, 2018

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop says he is 'deeply saddened' by referendum result

May 27th 2018, 3:52 PM 49,339 Views 57 Comments

Eamon Martin, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has thanked “courageous” pro-life campaigners.

# pope-francis - Friday 18 May, 2018

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign
# Audience With The Pope
# Audience With The Pope

After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign

May 18th 2018, 12:46 PM 100,989 Views 52 Comments

The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August
# The Homeless
# The Homeless

Pope Francis will visit Dublin’s Capuchin Day Centre in August

May 16th 2018, 9:56 AM 14,762 Views 100 Comments

The Pope will visit the centre on the day he arrives – the afternoon of Saturday 25 August.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 1 May, 2018

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges
# George Pell
# George Pell

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

May 1st 2018, 7:08 AM 16,052 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 April, 2018

'My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings': Alfie Evans dies aged 23 months
# RIP
# RIP

'My gladiator lay down his shield and gained his wings': Alfie Evans dies aged 23 months

Apr 28th 2018, 7:25 AM 55,801 Views 103 Comments

He had been breathing independently for over four days.

# pope-francis - Sunday 1 April, 2018

One fifth of the population plan to attend Pope Francis mass in Phoenix Park
# New Poll
# New Poll

One fifth of the population plan to attend Pope Francis mass in Phoenix Park

Apr 1st 2018, 9:45 AM 45,982 Views 227 Comments

Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at a mass on 26 August.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Taoiseach says it would be appropriate for Pope to visit survivors of Catholic Church abuse in Ireland

Mar 28th 2018, 7:53 AM 11,911 Views 110 Comments

The government will tell the Vatican that families ‘of all shapes and forms’ should be celebrated during Pope’s Irish visit