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# Papal Visit

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# eurotrip
White House confirms Joe Biden will travel to Glasgow for COP26 climate summit
Biden also have an audience with the Pope in Rome ahead of the G20.
# Papal Visit
Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.
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Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.
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Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.
# Papal Visit
Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.
# Anne Griffin
Scouting Ireland announces organiser of Pope Francis visit as new CEO
Anne Griffin will take over from Dr John Lawlor, who has headed the organisation since 2012.
# Papal Visit
Pope Francis makes historic visit to United Arab Emirates
His trip culminates tomorrow with the first-ever papal Mass on the Arabian Peninsula.
# Papal Visit
8km tailbacks, a €76,000 catering bill and a 36-hour visit: the numbers behind Pope Francis' visit to Ireland
The pope’s two-day visit was one of the most widely anticipated events of the year.
# Road closures
Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit
An objection sent to the Taoiseach said road closures inflicted ‘unnecessary hardship on local residents’.
# angry feedback
'Pure sectarian hatred' or 'totally biased pro-Catholic coverage': Complaints to RTÉ over papal visit
Documents released show that RTÉ received nearly 1,000 pieces of “feedback” over its coverage.
# World Meeting of Families
Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights
An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.
# Papal Visit
Contractor was asked to install papal road markings in Dublin for free over concerns about cost
The markings were located at the Capuchin Day Centre and read: “Welcome Pope Francis” and “Fáilte a Phapa Prionsias”.
# poll result
Majority of people think Pope Francis 'didn't go far enough' on child abuse during Irish visit
That’s according to an Ipsos MRBI poll for the Irish Times.
# Church Abuse
Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?
The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.
# Papal Visit
Over one million people tuned in to watch Pope Francis in Ireland on RTÉ One
An average of 535,000 viewers watched the full Papal Mass on RTÉ One in the Republic of Ireland on Sunday.
# Crosscare
'Hopefully it brings us luck': The Pope's Skoda is being donated to a homeless hub
The “SCV 1″ number plate, which stands for Vatican city, will be changed.
# Papal Visit
'Exposure to infectious diseases deeply worrying': Soldiers forced to bed down close to needles in Phoenix Park
The Permanent Defence Forces Representative Association says it intends to fully investigate with its members in the coming days.
# tuam babies
Zappone confirms she told pope about children's bodies in sewage system of Tuam home
After meeting Minister Zappone the Pope referenced the encounter in a speech.
# Vatican
Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal
The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.
# Papal Visit
‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place
Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.
# cabra meeting
Pope to Irish bishops: Way Church confronts abuse 'can offer an example to society as a whole'
The pope met with the bishops before heading to the airport.
# Papal Visit
Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park
500,000 tickets were distributed for the Mass earlier this summer.
# Clerical Abuse
'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks
He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.
# mother and baby home
Corless 'disappointed' pope didn't mention Tuam, says abuse survivors need more than prayers
A vigil to remember babies who died at the home is being held this afternoon.
# 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.
# the apparition
Explainer: What were the 'strange occurrences' that turned Knock into a global pilgrimage site?
Pope Francis is visiting today – but what’s reputed to have happened in the Mayo village?
# heavy traffic
8km tailbacks in Mayo as Knock prepares for pope visit
The pope will visit the shrine this morning ahead of his Phoenix Park Mass.
# call to resign
Former Vatican official accuses pope of failing to act on abuse by ex-Cardinal
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano has called on Pope Francis to resign.
# Phoenix Park
Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know
About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.
# Clerical Abuse
Accountability, not apologies: Survivor calls for justice at 'separate Church and State' event
Darren McGavin called for senior Church figures who did not report abusers to be held to account.
Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert
His packed itinerary took in quite a lot today.
# pope francis
Pope compared cover up in Church to 'sh*t' in private meeting, abuse survivors say
The pope met a group of eight survivors this evening.
# flagging
'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day
Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.
# there he goes
'That was a bit too fast': Popemobile travels through Dublin with unanticipated haste
Large crowds turned out for the parade, including groups of protesters.
# Young People of Ireland
'Like Electric Picnic ten times over': 'Young people of Ireland' tell us about Pope's 1979 visit
And will they be seeing him this time?
# Papal Visit
Pope's failure to apologise to victims is a shameful deflection of responsibility says Colm O'Gorman
O’Gorman, who was among the invited guests at the castle, tweeted in response to the pontiff’s words.
# 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.
# Pope in England
Sky News thinks Pope Francis is currently in England, and Twitter is fairly baffled
For the love of…
# 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”.
# Papal Visit
'Welcome to Pope Francis ... but' - Ha'penny Bridge demonstration marks pope's arrival
People were demonstrating about LGBT issues, women’s ordination and clerical abuse.