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#Pope John Paul II

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 30 August, 2019

From The42 Legia Warsaw fans unfurled a giant banner of Pope John Paul II at Ibrox Papal Tribute

Legia Warsaw fans unfurled a giant banner of Pope John Paul II at Ibrox

It came after Rangers supporters were charged by Uefa for sectarian chanting.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 27 August, 2018

'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub

The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge 'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit Young People Of Ireland

'He was like a rockstar': Tipperary singer recalls John Paul II's electrifying Galway mass in 1979

“I just remember thinking ‘I can’t screw this up, I’ve got to get this right’.”

# pope-john-paul-ii - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Pope-a-scopes and John Paul II's in-flight menu: Uncovering the curios of the '79 visit Papal Visit This post contains videos

Pope-a-scopes and John Paul II's in-flight menu: Uncovering the curios of the '79 visit

The visit kick-started a mini-industry of pope-related products.

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'

The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit? Pope John Paul II

Do You Know What Ireland Was Like During Pope's 1979 Visit?

Young people of Ireland, do you know old Ireland?

# pope-john-paul-ii - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge Dublin's Wax Museum managed to fix their smashed Pope John Paul II figure in time for the Pope's visit Papal Visit

Dublin's Wax Museum managed to fix their smashed Pope John Paul II figure in time for the Pope's visit

The waxwork was found seriously damaged in the museum last year.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 19 August, 2018

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

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

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 19 November, 2017

From The42 'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward' The Decision

'I hear my name. 'Woah, I'm in.' But it was only at training I realised I was starting over Tony Ward'

Ollie Campbell recalls the 1979 decision which bumped the Pope’s visit to Ireland into second spot on The Irish Press’ front page.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 25 December, 2015

From The42 The day we talked football with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican Holy Show

The day we talked football with Pope John Paul II at the Vatican

Packie Bonnar recalls a memorable and emotional day from Italia ’90.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 18 October, 2015

There is now a vial of John Paul II's blood in Poland's parliament

“This event is of a purely religious nature. We won’t use it for political ends.”

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 29 December, 2014

Man who shot Pope John Paul II kicked out of Italy

It comes two days after he paid a surprise visit to the late pope’s grave.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Who was Good Pope John?

The 77-year-old surprised many with his decisions – which made him one of the most loved and revered popes of all time.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Saturday 26 April, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street, Jameson, and Pope John Paul II: The week in numbers

Plus: How many letters and packages does An Post deal with in an average week?

# pope-john-paul-ii - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II

The accident happened in Italy ahead of the late Pope’s canonisation this weekend.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 27 January, 2014

Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II

Sniffer dogs and 50 police officers are on the hunt for the deceased pontiff’s blood.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood

For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 15 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge Pope Flashback Pic of the Day Pic Of The Day

Pope Flashback Pic of the Day

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# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope Pope Idol This post contains videos

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope

The Pope and Packie Bonner, the Pope with some birds, the Pope with a watch-stealing baby…

# pope-john-paul-ii - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

Eight years: A timeline of Pope Benedict's key moments

The highlights of Pope Benedict XVI’s papacy, from 2005 to today.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 30 December, 2012

Statue of praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto causes controversy

The statue by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, depicts Adolf Hitler praying on his knees.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?

Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Thursday 20 September, 2012

Aung San Suu Kyi awarded with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour

Burmese democracy campaigner Aung San Suu Kyi has been presented with the US Congress’ highest civilian honour – which she was awarded while under house arrest in 2008.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

From The42 Happy birthday, Charlie: Ireland's legendary kitman turns 88 Memories This post contains images

Happy birthday, Charlie: Ireland's legendary kitman turns 88

He was in Stuttgart in ’88, met the Pope at Italia ’90, and was the smallest man in Giants Stadium. Here are some great snaps from Charlie O’Leary’s time with the Irish football team.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

'Rate your priest' website hands power to the faithful

The German site lets users air feelings about their local “shepherd” – and Pope Benedict could be in for a shock…

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 24 June, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 6 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s fix: Greece considers euro pull out; public sector workers in decline; a recession warning from Doctor Doom; Enda and Muhammad; the price of gas and electricity may rise; Eamon Ryan and a helicopter; and the calmest man ever?

From The Daily Edge Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules (Part 23) On the beatification of Pope John Paul II

This week, the (not) Primate of All Ireland gives us a peek at his diary from the Vatican last weekend:”We are as excited as a bunch of schoolgirls on their way to a Cliff Richard concert”.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 2 May, 2011

The Daily Fix: Monday

Our collection of the day’s news, developments and random tidbits.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome

The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Colonel Gaddafi’s son killed in NATO airstrike; public sector pay secured; the former Pope to be beatified; another hat in the ring for the Áras; and Playstation to resume services on its network.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Wednesday 27 April, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

Pope John Paul II's blood to go on display for beatification

Four vials of blood were taken by doctors in the former pontiff’s final days.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 14 March, 2011

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

The Vatican has begun the countdown to the beautification of Pope John Paul II by posting videos on YouTube and creating a dedicated Facebook page.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Monday 7 March, 2011

Pope Benedict expected to visit Ireland in 2012

The Vatican has not confirmed reports of a papal visit as part of the International Eucharistic Congress in June next year.

# pope-john-paul-ii - Friday 14 January, 2011

Take 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle

Pope Benedict confirms the late pope will be beatified on May 1 but where will they find the extra miracle to make him a saint?

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