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#The Pope

# the-pope - Sunday 22 June, 2014

The Pope has excommunicated the mafia from the Catholic Church
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The Pope has excommunicated the mafia from the Catholic Church

Jun 22nd 2014, 8:46 AM 18,177 Views 140 Comments

Pope Francis called the mafia “is the adoration of evil and contempt for common good.”

# the-pope - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”
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# Urbi Et Orbi

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

Dec 25th 2013, 12:25 PM 8,177 Views 112 Comments

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

# the-pope - Friday 15 March, 2013

The Ordinary Pontiff: Pope Francis pays hotel bill, carries his own luggage
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# Pope Francis

The Ordinary Pontiff: Pope Francis pays hotel bill, carries his own luggage

Mar 15th 2013, 8:09 AM 18,889 Views 104 Comments

Francis brushed off years of tradition and formality with a remarkable break in style, sending a message that he will reject many of the trappings enjoyed by the now-retired Benedict XVI.

# the-pope - Monday 4 March, 2013

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks
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# NEW POPE

The next Pope: Cardinals gather for pre-conclave talks

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 3,174 Views 12 Comments

Cardinals gather for the general congregations today ahead of the start of the conclave to elect the next head of the Catholic Church.

# the-pope - Friday 1 March, 2013

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope
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# Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

Mar 1st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,089 Views 35 Comments

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

# the-pope - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church
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# Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Feb 28th 2013, 7:10 PM 9,122 Views 131 Comments

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight
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# All Over

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight

Feb 28th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,220 Views 67 Comments

The pontiff will depart the Vatican later today to spend the next few months at the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo before he returns to the Vatican permanently to live a life of prayer and academic research.

# the-pope - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope
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# Arrivederci

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

Feb 27th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,702 Views 70 Comments

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure
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# One Last Time

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Feb 27th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,947 Views 79 Comments

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

# the-pope - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope
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# Pope Idol

9 reasons why Pope John Paul II was the best pope

Feb 13th 2013, 9:30 PM 111,978 Views 166 Comments

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

'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict
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# The Pope

'I resigned for the good of the church' - Pope Benedict

Feb 13th 2013, 12:03 PM 10,656 Views 115 Comments

In his Ash Wednesday address, the pontiff asked for Catholics to “keep praying” for him.

# the-pope - Monday 11 February, 2013

Taoiseach extends 'best wishes' to Pope, President writes Pontiff a letter
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# The Pope

Taoiseach extends 'best wishes' to Pope, President writes Pontiff a letter

Feb 11th 2013, 1:22 PM 3,824 Views 31 Comments

Enda Kenny clashed with the Catholic Church in the last two years, slamming the “the dysfunction, the disconnection, the elitism that dominates the Vatican today” after the Cloyne report in 2011.

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI
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# The Pope

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,789 Views 21 Comments

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

# the-pope - Monday 10 December, 2012

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

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

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 40 Views 95 Comments

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

# the-pope - Monday 24 September, 2012

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech
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# Enda

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

Sep 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 12,316 Views 77 Comments

Checking the Mayo team news? Updating his Facebook? Or taking a sneaky snap? Just what was Enda doing as he checked his phone a number of times during the audience with the Pope on Saturday?