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Monday 20 March 2023 Dublin: 13°C

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# migrant crisis
Ireland agrees to take in migrants from boat stranded off Italian coast for almost a week
Italy refused to take in the migrants on Monday because there was no EU commitment to relocate them.
# Clerical Abuse
Coveney says pope has recognised 'magnitude' of abuse but action is now needed
The Tánaiste said Pope Francis is “clearly angered” by what took place.
# Catholic Church
Pope acknowledges Catholic abuse in Ireland but does not apologise to victims in keynote speech
Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse during his two-day visit.
# Papal Visit
Varadkar says 'there is much to be done to get justice' for Church abuse survivors
In a speech delivered at an event attended by Pope Francis, the Taoiseach spoke about the “dark aspects of the Catholic Church’s history”.
# stand for truth
Photos of people who spoke out about Church abuse projected onto Dublin buildings
Pope Francis is expected to meet survivors of clerical abuse this weekend.
# Papal Visit
Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests
Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.
'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'
A lecturer in Theology sketches the Roman Catholic Church’s influence on legal, political, social and philanthropic movements through the ages.
'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'
Ava Stapleton had to make a stark choice when she was a pregnant 17 year old: give up her baby or have a shotgun wedding.
# Damaged
New artwork installed at site of 'Somebody's Child' exhibition in Temple Bar for Pope's visit
Images were posted on social media last night after the netting had been torn down.
# world meeting
Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.
# false claims
Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families
The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.
# Holy Show
Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families
Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.
'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today
The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.
'I find them terrifying': Mary McAleese wary of gay priests and nuns who preach anti-LGBTI message
The former President expressed her concerns at ‘fake hetero homophobes’ within the Church.
# 1979
Camping at the Phoenix Park and sitting in the Popemobile: Memories of John Paul II's visit
One family was allowed to skip the queue in the Phoenix Park because their car was full of Pope-related items.
# Donald Wuerl
US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families
Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.
# Catholic Church
Mary McAleese: 'World Meeting of Families is essentially a right wing rally'
McAleese says the congress was designed to rally people to fight against same-sex marriage, rights for gays, abortion rights and contraceptive rights.
# In Memory
Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.
# Spotlight
'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.
# Papal Visit
Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.
# Catholic Church
Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report
The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.
# Day of Rest
Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.
# Philip Wilson
No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse
Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.
# Church
Dublin parish priest steps aside pending investigations
The concerns relate to several decades ago.
'I was 13 when the Pope came to Ireland and I was raped by a priest the next year'
Colm O’Gorman says he had believed Pope John Paul II when he said he loved the young people of Ireland – but instead, the pope protected his institution, not children.
# rory cowan
'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'
Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.
# no plans
Leo Varadkar: 'There will be no burqa ban in Ireland'
Denmark, France and Belgium are just some of the countries that have banned the burqa.
# mass appeal
Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'
“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”
# Call out
Were you around for the Pope's visit in 1979? We want to see your memorabilia
Time to dig through the attic.
# Allegations
Pope Francis orders US bishop accused of sexual abuse to live 'a life of prayer and penance'
The Holy See’s announcement about McCarrick said that Francis was taking action.
# papal flag
South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is
Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.
# Investigation
Bishops and priests among 158 Catholic church members identified in Chilean abuse investigation
The cases relate to incidents dating back as far as 1960.
# no room at the inn
Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit
We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.
# Big show
Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park
Pope Francis arrives in Ireland on 25 August.
# Adelaide
Australian archbishop gets 12 months for concealing child abuse
But Philip Wilson could avoid jail.
# Scandal
Two more bishops resign in Chile over child sex abuse scandal
Several senior members of Chile’s Catholic Church are accused by victims of ignoring and covering up child abuse by paedophile priest Fernando Karadima.
# Church
'I think we'd all make quite good priests': Josepha Madigan responds to Archbishop's criticism
On Saturday, Culture Minister Josepha Madigan stepped up at her local church to lead prayers after a priest failed to show up.
# Mass
Culture Minister calls for 'women to be ordained' after stepping up to 'say Mass' when priest didn't show
Culture Minister Josepha Madigan said that she did not read the Gospel, but led the readings from the altar.
# Papal Visit
Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?
Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?
# cura
Catholic Church crisis pregnancy agency to close due to drop in demand
Cura, founded in 1977, is a crisis pregnancy support service associated with the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.