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# 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 23,586 Views 40 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 63,942 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 21,082 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 51,232 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 33,933 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 11,486 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 10,270 Views 44 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 22,984 Views 79 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 30,984 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 22,644 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 13,580 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 5,754 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 28,062 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 4,751 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 26,539 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 38,419 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 8,298 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 31,264 Views 104 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 14,186 Views 25 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 4,969 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 5,843 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 6,869 Views 6 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 12,978 Views 55 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 27,882 Views 44 Comments

Bishops love technology.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference
# Dramatic Sterility
# Dramatic Sterility

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

Oct 28th 2017, 6:56 PM 22,633 Views 144 Comments

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying
# Libero Milone
# Libero Milone

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Sep 24th 2017, 3:06 PM 22,217 Views 28 Comments

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

# pope-francis - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile
# Colombian Trip
# Colombian Trip

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile

Sep 11th 2017, 8:49 AM 23,029 Views 29 Comments

The 266th pope was on the final leg of his visit to Colombia when he was injured.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 September, 2017

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'Ireland is well placed to respond to the needs of migrants and refugees'

Sep 10th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,794 Views 147 Comments

The Catholic Church wants to play a part in welcoming refugees here, Bishop Kevin Doran writes.

# pope-francis - Thursday 31 August, 2017

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers
# Church And State
# Church And State

Bishops have 'constructive' meeting with Varadkar and ministers

Aug 31st 2017, 9:29 PM 14,194 Views 99 Comments

The agenda for the meeting included the Eighth Amendment and the possibility of a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis.

# pope-francis - Saturday 5 August, 2017

Doctor who treated Charlie Gard says the baby's life became 'a soap opera'
# Rare Disease
# Rare Disease

Doctor who treated Charlie Gard says the baby's life became 'a soap opera'

Aug 5th 2017, 8:22 AM 18,180 Views 53 Comments

“I loved this child to bits. But it got to the point where there was nothing more we could do.”

# pope-francis - Monday 3 July, 2017

'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off
# Charlie Gard
# Charlie Gard

'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off

Jul 3rd 2017, 9:28 AM 16,812 Views 18 Comments

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

# pope-francis - Saturday 1 July, 2017

Pope Francis sacks hardline conservative head of doctrine
# Out The Door
# Out The Door

Pope Francis sacks hardline conservative head of doctrine

Jul 1st 2017, 3:25 PM 22,060 Views 39 Comments

He was one of several cardinals who questioned Francis’s determination for the Catholic Church to take a softer line on people traditionally seen as “sinners”.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

12 tweets that sum up the Pope's complete disinterest in meeting Donald Trump
# Not Bffs
From The Daily Edge
# Not Bffs

12 tweets that sum up the Pope's complete disinterest in meeting Donald Trump

May 24th 2017, 3:14 PM 27,284 Views 9 Comments

*record scratch* You’re probably wondering how I got here.

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

May 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 18,780 Views 38 Comments

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a handshake for the cameras.

# pope-francis - Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today
# Vatican Visit
# Vatican Visit

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

May 22nd 2017, 4:40 PM 22,092 Views 46 Comments

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

# pope-francis - Friday 19 May, 2017

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday
# D-Tour To Vatican
# D-Tour To Vatican

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

May 19th 2017, 3:16 PM 6,390 Views 34 Comments

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 16 May, 2017

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican
# Rare Diseases
# Rare Diseases

It robs people of the basics of life': Irish families bring Huntington's campaign to Vatican

May 16th 2017, 6:10 AM 10,181 Views 14 Comments

Irish people living with Huntington’s Disease will have an audience with Pope Francis tomorrow.

# pope-francis - Sunday 14 May, 2017

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500
# Pilgrimage
# Pilgrimage

Can't make it to Fatima? Why not 'rent-a-pilgrim' for €2,500

May 14th 2017, 8:30 AM 10,845 Views 80 Comments

Portuguese native Carlos Gil is paid to take pilgrimages for people.

# pope-francis - Saturday 13 May, 2017

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints
# The Saints Of Fatima
# The Saints Of Fatima

Pope Francis makes Fatima child shepherds saints

May 13th 2017, 12:55 PM 14,260 Views 145 Comments

The Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to three children at the Portuguese site.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'
# George Lemaitre
# George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

May 9th 2017, 2:38 PM 19,840 Views 150 Comments

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.