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#Roman Catholic

# roman-catholic - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# roman-catholic - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Number of Roman Catholic marriages reducing but it's still the most popular type of ceremony

The average age of grooms in Ireland is 36, while the average age of brides is 34.

# roman-catholic - Friday 10 March, 2017

Pope Francis says he may consider allowing married men to become priests

Many in the Roman Catholic Church believe a new path to ordination should be opened.

# roman-catholic - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# roman-catholic - Sunday 18 January, 2015

# roman-catholic - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals (Spoiler: None are Irish)

Fifteen of the new cardinals are under 80, which means they will vote for the pope’s successor.

# roman-catholic - Sunday 5 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

The former pope, who promised on retirement to “live hidden from the world”, made excursion to visit brother in hospital.

# roman-catholic - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Pope celebrates fast-track sainthood of personal hero Pierre Favre

The accelerated elevation of Jesuit priest bypassed Vatican tradition.

# roman-catholic - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests

Despite his popularity, the pope has faced protests over the $53 million spent on organising his visit and World Youth Day.

# roman-catholic - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?

Blood and a willingness to die for their faith as a literal part of the “body” of the Church, apparently.

# roman-catholic - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

PHOTOS: Day 1 of the Vatican conclave to elect the next Pope

The 115 cardinals under 80 were locked into the Sistine Chapel this afternoon to begin the process of choosing the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church.

# roman-catholic - Wednesday 9 January, 2013

Dutch priest to display photos of Church quitters

Many Catholics in the country were shocked by the Pope’s recent call to “fight” gay marriage.

# roman-catholic - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Number of Catholics at record high, despite lowest percentage ever - CSO

3.86 million people describe themselves as Catholic (84.2 per cent) while 277,237 people say that they have no religion.

# roman-catholic - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Up to 20,000 children sexually abused says Dutch Catholic inquiry

Survey estimates that ONE in TEN Dutch children suffered some form of abuse. That doubles to ONE in FIVE for those who spent time in Catholic institution.

# roman-catholic - 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.