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# roman-catholic - Saturday 11 August, 2018

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

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

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,583 Views 240 Comments

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
# Rise In Humanism
# Rise In Humanism

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

Mar 29th 2018, 5:31 PM 20,614 Views 96 Comments

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
# Shortage
# Shortage

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

Mar 10th 2017, 8:23 PM 24,792 Views 106 Comments

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
# The Vatican
# The Vatican

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Jan 24th 2017, 1:56 PM 23,185 Views 42 Comments

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# roman-catholic - Sunday 18 January, 2015

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today
# Philippines
# Philippines

A record six million people turned out to see the Pope today

Jan 18th 2015, 6:09 PM 9,203 Views 50 Comments

Six. MILLION.

# roman-catholic - Sunday 4 January, 2015

Pope Francis has appointed 20 new cardinals (Spoiler: None are Irish)
# Let Us Pray
# Let Us Pray

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

Jan 4th 2015, 7:29 PM 9,651 Views 41 Comments

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
# Stepping Out
# Stepping Out

Former Pope Benedict makes second secret trip outside Vatican

Jan 5th 2014, 8:41 AM 22,311 Views 22 Comments

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
# Jesuits
# Jesuits

Pope celebrates fast-track sainthood of personal hero Pierre Favre

Jan 4th 2014, 8:30 AM 8,684 Views 46 Comments

The accelerated elevation of Jesuit priest bypassed Vatican tradition.

# roman-catholic - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests

Jul 24th 2013, 8:46 AM 4,160 Views 30 Comments

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?
# Papal Conclave
# Papal Conclave

Why do Catholic cardinals wear scarlet for the conclave?

Mar 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 16,145 Views 18 Comments

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
# Il Papa
# Il Papa

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

Mar 12th 2013, 7:00 PM 8,441 Views 35 Comments

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
# Religion
# Religion

Dutch priest to display photos of Church quitters

Jan 9th 2013, 3:42 PM 12,385 Views 60 Comments

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
# Religion
# Religion

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

Oct 18th 2012, 4:04 PM 14,025 Views 84 Comments

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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

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

Dec 17th 2011, 10:19 AM 2,385 Views 44 Comments

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
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

Mar 14th 2011, 5:19 PM 855 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.