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#pope francis

# 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 42,908 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 46,412 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 37,330 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 71,136 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 39,887 Views 60 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 25,557 Views 102 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 63,203 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 48,972 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 19,538 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 49,357 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 101,003 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 14,771 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 16,059 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 55,831 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 46,013 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 11,934 Views 110 Comments

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

# pope-francis - Monday 26 March, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey
# Gone
# Gone

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey

Mar 26th 2018, 3:32 PM 23,608 Views 38 Comments

The former Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, has been named as McAreavey’s replacement.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?

Mar 21st 2018, 10:51 PM 63,952 Views 165 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland in August.

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Mar 21st 2018, 10:38 PM 21,096 Views 22 Comments

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

# pope-francis - Friday 9 March, 2018

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'
# Empire Of Misogyny
# Empire Of Misogyny

Diarmuid Martin says Mary McAleese's criticism of the Church was 'brutally stark'

Mar 9th 2018, 9:12 AM 51,298 Views 132 Comments

The former president has called on Pope Francis to address gender inequality in the Catholic Church.

# pope-francis - Thursday 8 March, 2018

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'
# Mary McAleese
# Mary McAleese

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

Mar 8th 2018, 2:31 PM 33,962 Views 116 Comments

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican
# Higher Power
# Higher Power

Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican

Mar 7th 2018, 2:32 PM 11,500 Views 29 Comments

Pope Paul VI will also be sainted.

# pope-francis - Sunday 18 February, 2018

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Feb 18th 2018, 3:56 PM 10,276 Views 45 Comments

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve
# To Be Frank
# To Be Frank

Pope Francis warns against 'fake news' and compares it to the story of Adam and Eve

Jan 24th 2018, 9:50 PM 23,131 Views 78 Comments

Fake news was popularised as a phrase by Donald Trump.

# pope-francis - Friday 19 January, 2018

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander
# Scandal
# Scandal

Pope Francis enrages Chile sex abuse victims as he accuses them of slander

Jan 19th 2018, 1:39 PM 31,009 Views 101 Comments

He said that until he sees proof of the sex abuse scandals in Chile, the accusations are “all calumny”.

# pope-francis - Monday 25 December, 2017

Pope Francis 'personally' chose Ireland for next year's global Catholic summit
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Pope Francis 'personally' chose Ireland for next year's global Catholic summit

Dec 25th 2017, 9:00 PM 22,676 Views 87 Comments

Father Tim Bartlett said that there’s still a “tremendous Christian spirit” at this time of year, and that it wasn’t important if people didn’t match the Catholic definition of what an ‘ideal family unit’ should be.

Taoiseach says government at Vatican's 'disposal' for Pope Francis visit
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Taoiseach says government at Vatican's 'disposal' for Pope Francis visit

Dec 25th 2017, 4:00 PM 13,595 Views 101 Comments

Next year’s Pope Francis visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million.

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

'The footsteps of Joseph and Mary': Pope Francis urges Catholics not to ignore migrants' plight this Christmas

Dec 25th 2017, 7:54 AM 5,769 Views 26 Comments

In a mass in Bethlehem, an archbishop used his homily to lambast the “Herods of today”.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 December, 2017

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...
# Mass Attendance
# Mass Attendance

Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...

Dec 24th 2017, 6:15 AM 28,118 Views 75 Comments

Just under half of people said they would in a poll for Claire Byrne Live.

# pope-francis - Monday 18 December, 2017

Pope Francis celebrated his birthday not with cake, but a giant pizza
# Goals
From The Daily Edge
# Goals

Pope Francis celebrated his birthday not with cake, but a giant pizza

Dec 18th 2017, 4:32 PM 4,771 Views 3 Comments

A man after our own hearts.

Archbishop says Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Archbishop says Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million

Dec 18th 2017, 1:29 PM 26,551 Views 153 Comments

It is likely a visit to a prison will be part of Pope Francis’ itinerary when he comes to Ireland in August.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Dec 10th 2017, 9:27 AM 38,430 Views 158 Comments

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit
# Pope Plans
# Pope Plans

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Dec 10th 2017, 7:30 AM 8,313 Views 45 Comments

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

# pope-francis - Friday 8 December, 2017

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed
# Deliver Us From Evil
# Deliver Us From Evil

'Lead us not into temptation': Pope Francis wants the words to the Our Father changed

Dec 8th 2017, 2:33 PM 31,296 Views 114 Comments

Pope Francis says the wording should be alerted to better reflect it wasn’t God who led humans into sin.

# pope-francis - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

'I wept... they wept too': Pope Francis asks Rohingya for forgiveness at emotional meeting

Dec 3rd 2017, 10:50 AM 14,205 Views 27 Comments

“In the name of all those who have persecuted you, who have harmed you, in the face of the world’s indifference, I ask for your forgiveness.”

# pope-francis - Friday 1 December, 2017

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees
# Bangladesh
# Bangladesh

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

Dec 1st 2017, 10:23 AM 4,985 Views 39 Comments

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

# pope-francis - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis
# Myanmar
# Myanmar

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis

Nov 28th 2017, 7:49 AM 5,863 Views 10 Comments

Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

# pope-francis - Monday 27 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit
# Rohingya Crisis
# Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

Nov 27th 2017, 8:30 AM 6,876 Views 7 Comments

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

# pope-francis - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican
# Banned
# Banned

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican

Nov 9th 2017, 12:17 PM 13,000 Views 62 Comments

The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 November, 2017

The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today
# IPope
# IPope

The Pope had to tell bishops to put down their phones in mass today

Nov 8th 2017, 10:21 PM 27,894 Views 44 Comments

Bishops love technology.