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# pope - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

# pope - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 8:47 AM 30,580 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.

# pope - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,610 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

# pope - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
# Papal Blessing
# Papal Blessing

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Oct 21st 2020, 3:54 PM 35,903 Views 47 Comments

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

# pope - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,521 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# pope - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
# The Vatican
# The Vatican

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says

Sep 10th 2020, 7:07 AM 56,153 Views 65 Comments

“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.

# pope - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,850 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# pope - Friday 25 October, 2019

Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling
# Dublin Zoo
# Dublin Zoo

Pope visit and extreme weather send profits at Dublin Zoo company tumbling

Oct 25th 2019, 5:37 PM 27,474 Views 61 Comments

Profits last year decreased by 71% from €2.6 million to €765,000.

# pope - Monday 13 May, 2019

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome
# Holey Show
# Holey Show

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

May 13th 2019, 8:50 AM 29,204 Views 60 Comments

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

# pope - Thursday 11 April, 2019

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution
# Sex Abuse Scandals
# Sex Abuse Scandals

Ex-pope Benedict XVI blames clerical sex abuse on 1960s sexual revolution

Apr 11th 2019, 9:01 PM 40,960 Views 166 Comments

Benedict has written a 6,000-word essay for Klerusblatt, a German monthly magazine for clergy.

# pope - Tuesday 9 April, 2019

'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test
# Guilty
From The42
# Guilty

'Unacceptable' - Sale prop Pope banned after second failed drugs test

Apr 9th 2019, 6:27 PM 8,100 Views 5 Comments

The 21-year-old has received a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine and cannabis.

# pope - Saturday 23 March, 2019

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases
# Ricardo Ezzati
# Ricardo Ezzati

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM 9,446 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

# pope - Sunday 24 February, 2019

Pope calls child sex abuse like 'human sacrifice', vows 'all-out battle'
# All Out Battle
# All Out Battle

Pope calls child sex abuse like 'human sacrifice', vows 'all-out battle'

Feb 24th 2019, 3:15 PM 12,191 Views 57 Comments

His address to bishops at the end of a landmark summit promised an “all-out battle” against abusive priests,

# pope - Wednesday 6 February, 2019

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns
# Pope
# Pope

Pope admits that priests and bishops sexually abused nuns

Feb 6th 2019, 3:30 PM 28,644 Views 63 Comments

His admission followed a rare outcry last week from the Vatican’s women’s magazine over the sexual abuse of nuns.

# pope - Monday 21 January, 2019

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore
# The Pill
From The Daily Edge
# The Pill

You don't have to take a 7 day break on the contraceptive pill to appease the Pope anymore

Jan 21st 2019, 5:26 PM 15,165 Views 0 Comments

Research shows the break provides no health benefit.

# pope - Saturday 8 December, 2018

Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit
# Papal Treatment
# Papal Treatment

Red carpets, flags, golf buggies - the €17.8m spent by OPW on Pope visit

Dec 8th 2018, 8:15 AM 16,884 Views 87 Comments

Figures show the OPS spent €2,404 on flowers and more than €6,000 for the hire of ATM units.

# pope - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit
# World Meeting Of Families
# World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Oct 30th 2018, 12:00 PM 42,525 Views 98 Comments

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# pope - Monday 8 October, 2018

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct
# Theodore McCarrick
# Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Oct 8th 2018, 10:39 AM 12,799 Views 25 Comments

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

# pope - Tuesday 28 August, 2018

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit
# Poll Result
# Poll Result

Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit

Aug 28th 2018, 7:19 AM 11,011 Views 29 Comments

That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.

# pope - Monday 27 August, 2018

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Aug 27th 2018, 8:18 AM 56,688 Views 64 Comments

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

Aug 27th 2018, 7:14 AM 24,459 Views 73 Comments

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

# pope - Sunday 26 August, 2018

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
# Cabra Meeting
# Cabra Meeting

Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'

Aug 26th 2018, 6:12 PM 23,994 Views 123 Comments

The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
# Mother And Baby Home
# Mother And Baby Home

Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers

Aug 26th 2018, 3:27 PM 15,481 Views 40 Comments

A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

'No mention of accountability or cover-up' - Criticism of pope's Knock Shrine speech on clerical abuse

Aug 26th 2018, 12:24 PM 22,990 Views 46 Comments

Pope Francis begged for God’s forgiveness for the “sins” by members of the clergy.

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?
# The Apparition
# The Apparition

Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?

Aug 26th 2018, 10:00 AM 41,768 Views 108 Comments

Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Have you or will you attend an event with the pope?

Aug 26th 2018, 9:38 AM 31,107 Views 67 Comments

Pope Francis will leave Ireland later today.

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit
# Heavy Traffic
# Heavy Traffic

8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit

Aug 26th 2018, 8:47 AM 31,643 Views 47 Comments

The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know
# Phoenix Park
# Phoenix Park

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

Aug 26th 2018, 6:30 AM 33,475 Views 35 Comments

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

# pope - Saturday 25 August, 2018

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day
# Flagging
# Flagging

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Aug 25th 2018, 8:32 PM 28,680 Views 45 Comments

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste
# There He Goes
# There He Goes

'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste

Aug 25th 2018, 5:33 PM 80,103 Views 69 Comments

Large crowds turned out for the parade, including groups of protesters.

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
# Stand For Truth
# Stand For Truth

Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings

Aug 25th 2018, 11:00 AM 18,403 Views 27 Comments

Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

Aug 25th 2018, 10:33 AM 16,580 Views 47 Comments

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?

Aug 25th 2018, 9:41 AM 46,664 Views 143 Comments

The country’s relationship with the Catholic Church has changed dramatically over the years.

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend

Aug 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 37,279 Views 93 Comments

From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.

# pope - Friday 24 August, 2018

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Updated Aug 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 32,306 Views 145 Comments

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

# pope - Thursday 23 August, 2018

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pregnant women due this weekend in Dublin advised to leave plenty of time for journeys across city

Aug 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 19,478 Views 19 Comments

All hospitals will be operating as normal across the weekend.

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 25,621 Views 112 Comments

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit
# Banned
# Banned

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:24 PM 8,224 Views 45 Comments

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:01 PM 16,138 Views 28 Comments

Isolated rain showers are forecast throughout the weekend.

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:02 AM 28,988 Views 67 Comments

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

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