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#the vatican

# the-vatican - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral

Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.

# the-vatican - Sunday 14 October, 2018

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint Canonised This post contains videos

President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint

Higgins also visited the tomb of murdered Catholic archbishop while in El Salvador.

# the-vatican - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican

Pope Paul VI will also be sainted.

# the-vatican - Wednesday 24 May, 2017

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis

The private audience with the pontiff was preceded by a handshake for the cameras.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 24 January, 2017

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Fernando Ocariz will be the fourth chief of the organisation.

# the-vatican - Sunday 16 October, 2016

Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"

Jose Gabriel Brochero is revered in Argentina for his supposedly miraculous healing powers.

# the-vatican - Thursday 28 July, 2016

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

# the-vatican - Monday 27 June, 2016

Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people

The pope was speaking after a trip to Armenia.

# the-vatican - Monday 28 September, 2015

The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018

Dublin is to host the World Meeting of Families.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 7 July, 2015

A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow

During my audience with Pope Francis, I asked for support in providing services to survivors of clerical child sexual abuse and their families. I reissue that request to His Holiness one year on.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

From The Daily Edge People are only raging that the Pope definitely hasn't seen Father Ted Ecumenical Matters

People are only raging that the Pope definitely hasn't seen Father Ted

He hasn’t watched TV since 1990.

# the-vatican - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Pope Francis recognises Palestinian statehood, and Israel isn't pleased

Israel said this development does not further the peace process.

# the-vatican - Thursday 25 December, 2014

A topless woman tried to steal the Baby Jesus out of the Vatican's crib

A policeman in a black cape arrested her at St Peter’s Square.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Eamon Gilmore said the scaled-back embassy will have a staff of just one person and will help Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis.

# the-vatican - Monday 30 September, 2013

These two former popes will be made saints in April next year

Pope Francis today announced the date for the canonisation ceremony which is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of pilgrims to Rome.

# the-vatican - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# the-vatican - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

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

For healings to be officially certified as miracles, they must be instantaneous, permanent and with no scientific explanation.

# the-vatican - Thursday 14 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 first-day fears Pope Francis is probably experiencing Pope Problems

10 first-day fears Pope Francis is probably experiencing

Don’t worry Pope, we got you.

President Higgins and Michael Noonan to attend Pope Francis's inauguration

The President will represent Ireland, while the Finance Minister will attend on behalf of the Irish Government.

# the-vatican - Monday 10 December, 2012

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

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

# the-vatican - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography Trilogy This post contains images

Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography

In it he reveals that the Christian calendar is based on a miscalculation and that Jesus was born several years earlier than believed.

# the-vatican - Sunday 24 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 27 December, 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011 Review 2011 This post contains images

14 game-changing moments of 2011

These were the catalysts for some of the upheavals at home and abroad this past year…

# the-vatican - Thursday 14 July, 2011

The Cloyne Report - What does the Vatican think?

Eamon Gilmore will seek an urgent meeting with the Vatican which was “entirely unhelpful” according to the report into clerical child sex abuse.

# the-vatican - Friday 6 May, 2011

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

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

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”.