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# vatican-city - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public

Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.

# vatican-city - Saturday 13 July, 2019

Vatican mystery over missing girl deepens as two sets of bones are found

The tombs of two 19th-century princesses were opened in the hope of finding the remains of Emanuela Orlandi – but they were empty.

# vatican-city - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

# vatican-city - Thursday 23 March, 2017

From The Daily Edge This little girl met the Pope... and slyly nicked his hat Gimme Dat

This little girl met the Pope... and slyly nicked his hat

She knew what she was doing.

# vatican-city - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Which country consumes the most wine per capita?

Guessed France? Guess again.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 4 February, 2014

Queen Elizabeth to meet Pope Francis at the Vatican

Queen Elizabeth will meet with the Pontiff on 3 April, Buckingham Palace announced today.

# vatican-city - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow The Birds

Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow

Tens of thousands of people watched in horror in St. Peter’s Square.

# vatican-city - 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.

# vatican-city - Saturday 30 November, 2013

Vatican charity arm turning pope's words into action

Discreet daily rounds of charity-giving based on letters sent to Pope Francis.

# vatican-city - Friday 5 July, 2013

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation

The Pope Emeritus is likely to return to the Vatican on Thursday, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

# vatican-city - Sunday 28 April, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with added Barack Obama playing Daniel Day-Lewis

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

# vatican-city - Thursday 25 April, 2013

RTÉ News chief 'satisified' with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage

Kevin Bakhurst said the cost of covering the change of Pope was €100,000 less than on the last occasion in 2005.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration Pope Francis This post contains images

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration

In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.

# vatican-city - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Poll: Are you optimistic about Pope Francis? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Are you optimistic about Pope Francis?

The new leader of the Roman Catholic church is a doctrinal conservative who believes strongly in social justice. How do you feel about Pope Francis?

# vatican-city - 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.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today

Paolo Gabriele, 46, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican’s recent history.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Head of 'Legion of Christ' admits knowing about priest's child seven years ago

The ongoing furore at the Legion of Christ orthodox order threatens to hurt the legacy of John Paul II, who championed its founder.

# vatican-city - Sunday 6 May, 2012

PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army New Recruits This post contains images

PHOTOS: Vatican welcomes 26 Swiss Guards into world's oldest army

The swearing-in ceremony for the new recruits took place in the Vatican today.

# vatican-city - Tuesday 21 February, 2012

Gilmore opens door for Vatican to relax embassy requirements

Eamon Gilmore tells the Dáil that the Holy See embassy closure could be revisited if the Vatican relaxes rules on dual embassies.

# vatican-city - Monday 20 February, 2012

Tánaiste: We're not going to reverse Vatican embassy decision

The Tánaiste reiterated that the government will review the decision when Ireland’s financial circumstances improve.

# vatican-city - Monday 17 October, 2011

Priest detained after demonstrating for women’s ordination at Vatican

Fr Roy Bourgeois and two supporters are detained by Roman police after demonstrating for women’s ordination without a permit.