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# vatican - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers

Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.

# vatican - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion? Year Of Mercy This post contains a poll

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# vatican - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

# vatican - Saturday 8 August, 2015

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years

“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”

# vatican - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

# vatican - Saturday 11 July, 2015

"Sudden illness" of former Vatican official before trial for sexual abuse

Jozef Wesolowski was admitted yesterday after coming down with a “sudden illness”.

# vatican - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is "a defeat for humanity"

The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, the top diplomat in the Vatican – second only to Pope Francis himself.

# vatican - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary

He says TV isn’t for him, but he still keeps up with the football.

# vatican - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# vatican - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man hangs up on Pope Francis thinking it's a joke phone call

Well you would, wouldn’t you.

# vatican - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# vatican - Monday 13 April, 2015

A massive row is brewing between Turkey and the Vatican

Pope Francis referred to the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago as a “genocide”.

# vatican - Sunday 15 March, 2015

# vatican - Friday 27 February, 2015

Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time

It’s usually reserved for Teutonic clerics.

# vatican - Monday 9 February, 2015

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it Warm Reception This post contains videos

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it

Many of the town’s inhabitants were from South America.

# vatican - Saturday 27 December, 2014

The topless woman who tried to steal Baby Jesus out of the Vatican’s crib has been released

Ukrainian Iana Azhdanova was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday after she snatched the figurine.

# vatican - Saturday 6 December, 2014

# vatican - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Pope sacked church official for selling annulments

The official was charging around €8,000.

# vatican - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'

The 29-year-old was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.

# vatican - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

# vatican - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

From The42 Bayern's performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis Divine Inspiration

Bayern's performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis

The German club need all the help they can get, don’t they?

# vatican - Sunday 19 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 times Pope Francis was incredibly patient on windy days Mantle

12 times Pope Francis was incredibly patient on windy days

It’s fine, I’ll wait.

# vatican - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of

A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.

# vatican - Thursday 9 October, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis! Two Fingers

Pope Francis!


# vatican - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Security upped at the Vatican amid fears of an attack

Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said the threats against the pope are credible.

# vatican - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# vatican - Thursday 10 July, 2014

From The42 No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together The Two Popes Final

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

# vatican - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The Pope's next social media move? An ex Tory MP and an Irish priest will be advising him

Monsignor Paul Tighe and Chris Patten will be part of an 11 person team tasked with modernising Pope Francis’s media strategy.

# vatican - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday News Fix This post contains videos

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

# vatican - Monday 7 July, 2014

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors

After meeting two Irish survivors, the Pontiff condemned “execrable acts of abuse.”

# vatican - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow

The meeting will take place in the Pope’s private residence at the Vatican.

# vatican - Monday 16 June, 2014

The Pope has ditched the bulletproof Popemobile

The Pontiff says that the vehicle is a “sardine can” that walls him off from people.

# vatican - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks

Pope Francis has invited Mahmoud Abbas Shimon Peres to the Vatican.

# vatican - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.

# vatican - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

# vatican - Thursday 17 April, 2014

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again

The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.

# vatican - Friday 11 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# vatican - Monday 7 April, 2014

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.