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#pope francis

# pope-francis - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

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 41,555 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 14,256 Views 70 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
# Peter Mcverry Trust
# Peter Mcverry Trust

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:33 AM 7,024 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 24,910 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 31,012 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 8,711 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 14,653 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 10,570 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 19,917 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 62,058 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 39,634 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 11,669 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 15,904 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 19,693 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 27,775 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 21,965 Views 67 Comments

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# 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 51,601 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 29,999 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 25,770 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 11,553 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 36,992 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 17,208 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 32,463 Views 46 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 27,323 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 15,845 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 25,877 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 22,869 Views 98 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 35,928 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 22,009 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 27,043 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 19,915 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 23,513 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 14,391 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 22,031 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 25,981 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 34,234 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 31,110 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 8,926 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 68,928 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 33,679 Views 137 Comments

Varadkar added the move was “not legitimate protest”.