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#Pope John Paul II

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

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

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

Aug 30th 2019, 10:37 AM 12,679 Views 27 Comments

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
# Crosscare
# Crosscare

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

Aug 27th 2018, 2:35 PM 25,345 Views 59 Comments

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

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

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

'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit

Aug 25th 2018, 3:20 PM 2,950 Views 1 Comment

And will they be seeing him this time?

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

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

Aug 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,719 Views 14 Comments

“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
# Papal Visit

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:00 PM 11,257 Views 7 Comments

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'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

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

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:47 PM 70,413 Views 224 Comments

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

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

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

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

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:00 PM 9,559 Views 0 Comments

Young people of Ireland, do you know old Ireland?

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

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

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

Aug 21st 2018, 1:32 PM 2,331 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 15,842 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-john-paul-ii - Sunday 19 November, 2017

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

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

Nov 19th 2017, 10:00 AM 26,900 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Dec 25th 2015, 4:00 PM 4,633 Views 2 Comments

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
# Bloody Politics
# Bloody Politics

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

Oct 18th 2015, 8:30 AM 10,019 Views 55 Comments

“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
# I Cast Thee Out
# I Cast Thee Out

Man who shot Pope John Paul II kicked out of Italy

Dec 29th 2014, 3:19 PM 22,223 Views 18 Comments

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?
# Pope John XXIII
# Pope John XXIII

Who was Good Pope John?

Apr 27th 2014, 8:00 AM 12,363 Views 35 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Apr 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 9,441 Views 10 Comments

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
# Italy
# Italy

Man crushed by falling giant crucifix honouring Pope John Paul II

Apr 24th 2014, 5:18 PM 22,139 Views 52 Comments

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
# Pope DNA
# Pope DNA

Vial thieves steal blood of Pope John Paul II

Jan 27th 2014, 11:03 AM 12,904 Views 57 Comments

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
# He's A Saint
# He's A Saint

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:36 AM 15,005 Views 158 Comments

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

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

Pope Flashback Pic of the Day

Mar 15th 2013, 5:30 PM 8,696 Views 65 Comments

No comment.

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

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

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

Feb 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 79 Views 62 Comments

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

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope
# Pope Idol
From The Daily Edge
# Pope Idol

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope

Feb 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 111,384 Views 166 Comments

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
# Pope Resigns
# Pope Resigns

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

Feb 12th 2013, 6:15 AM 4,802 Views 8 Comments

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
# Holocaust
# Holocaust

Statue of praying Hitler in ex-Warsaw ghetto causes controversy

Dec 30th 2012, 7:45 AM 12,559 Views 53 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 34 Views 95 Comments

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
# Aung San Suu Kyi
# Aung San Suu Kyi

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

Sep 20th 2012, 8:53 AM 1,518 Views 2 Comments

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

Happy birthday, Charlie: Ireland's legendary kitman turns 88
# Memories
From The42
# Memories

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

Feb 1st 2012, 4:51 PM 3,351 Views 2 Comments

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
# Rate Your Priest
# Rate Your Priest

'Rate your priest' website hands power to the faithful

Aug 3rd 2011, 10:11 AM 1,336 Views 7 Comments

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
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jun 24th 2011, 7:02 PM 722 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

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

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

May 6th 2011, 8:00 PM 1,791 Views 0 Comments

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?

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

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

May 6th 2011, 10:23 AM 11 Views 2 Comments

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
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Monday

May 2nd 2011, 8:00 PM 1,256 Views 0 Comments

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
# Beatification
# Beatification

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

May 1st 2011, 10:59 AM 1,952 Views 18 Comments

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
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

May 1st 2011, 8:56 AM 3,202 Views 0 Comments

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
# Beatification
# Beatification

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

Apr 30th 2011, 4:59 PM 1,312 Views 11 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

Apr 27th 2011, 4:53 PM 2,057 Views 0 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock.

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

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

Apr 27th 2011, 12:12 PM 1,185 Views 0 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

Mar 14th 2011, 5:19 PM 853 Views 0 Comments

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
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Benedict expected to visit Ireland in 2012

Mar 7th 2011, 7:47 AM 1,408 Views 0 Comments

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
# Take 5
# Take 5

Take 5: Friday

Jan 14th 2011, 4:49 PM 1,003 Views 0 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

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

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

Jan 14th 2011, 2:12 PM 436 Views 0 Comments

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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