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# the-vatican - 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 56,021 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.

# the-vatican - Monday 13 January, 2020

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy
# The Two Popes
# The Two Popes

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy

Jan 13th 2020, 8:21 AM 81,652 Views 121 Comments

Francis is currently considering allowing it in remote locations, such as the Amazon, where communities seldom have Mass.

# the-vatican - Tuesday 26 March, 2019

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

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

Mar 26th 2019, 10:56 PM 58,720 Views 69 Comments

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
# Canonised

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

Oct 14th 2018, 2:38 PM 12,980 Views 43 Comments

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
# Higher Power
# Higher Power

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

Mar 7th 2018, 2:32 PM 11,483 Views 29 Comments

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

May 24th 2017, 8:30 AM 18,772 Views 38 Comments

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
# The Vatican
# The Vatican

Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader

Jan 24th 2017, 1:56 PM 23,086 Views 42 Comments

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"
# Canonisation
# Canonisation

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

Oct 16th 2016, 7:00 AM 14,529 Views 64 Comments

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
# Investigations
# Investigations

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Jul 28th 2016, 9:40 AM 16,113 Views 130 Comments

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
# Forgiveness
# Forgiveness

Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people

Jun 27th 2016, 8:23 AM 19,303 Views 88 Comments

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
# Franno
# Franno

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

Sep 28th 2015, 7:27 AM 17,239 Views 72 Comments

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
# Column
# Column

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

Jul 7th 2015, 11:44 PM 370 Views 40 Comments

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

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

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

May 26th 2015, 7:34 PM 3,556 Views 0 Comments

He hasn’t watched TV since 1990.

# the-vatican - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

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

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

May 13th 2015, 9:38 PM 15,750 Views 104 Comments

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
# Femen
# Femen

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

Dec 25th 2014, 6:14 PM 50,433 Views 83 Comments

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
# Hello Again
# Hello Again

Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it

Jan 21st 2014, 10:49 PM 15,235 Views 165 Comments

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
# Saints
# Saints

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

Sep 30th 2013, 11:52 AM 7,863 Views 241 Comments

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'
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

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

Sep 12th 2013, 9:00 AM 8,181 Views 50 Comments

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
# He's A Saint
# He's A Saint

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

Jul 3rd 2013, 10:36 AM 15,017 Views 158 Comments

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

# the-vatican - Thursday 14 March, 2013

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

10 first-day fears Pope Francis is probably experiencing

Mar 14th 2013, 12:12 PM 12,444 Views 22 Comments

Don’t worry Pope, we got you.

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

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

Mar 14th 2013, 8:50 AM 4,901 Views 76 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 34 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-vatican - Thursday 22 November, 2012

Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography
# Trilogy
# Trilogy

Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography

Nov 22nd 2012, 11:35 AM 7,030 Views 107 Comments

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

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

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 38 Views 1 Comment

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
# Review 2011

14 game-changing moments of 2011

Dec 27th 2011, 6:00 PM 6,114 Views 8 Comments

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?
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

The Cloyne Report - What does the Vatican think?

Jul 14th 2011, 7:22 AM 601 Views 27 Comments

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

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

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

May 6th 2011, 10:23 AM 11 Views 0 Comments

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”.