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#Papal Visit

# papal-visit - Saturday 25 August, 2018

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland

Aug 25th 2018, 10:33 AM 16,580 Views 47 Comments

The pontiff’s two-day visit has officially begun.

'He was like a rockstar': Tipperary singer recalls John Paul II's electrifying Galway mass in 1979
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# Papal Visit

'He was like a rockstar': Tipperary singer recalls John Paul II's electrifying Galway mass in 1979

Aug 25th 2018, 10:00 AM 17,800 Views 14 Comments

“I just remember thinking ‘I can’t screw this up, I’ve got to get this right’.”

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Are you happy the pope is visiting Ireland?

Aug 25th 2018, 9:41 AM 46,666 Views 143 Comments

The country’s relationship with the Catholic Church has changed dramatically over the years.

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend
# Hour By Hour
# Hour By Hour

Here's everywhere Pope Francis will be going this weekend

Aug 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 37,279 Views 93 Comments

From the Áras to Knock – here’s the hour-by-hour plan.

Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit
# Getting Around
# Getting Around

Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit

Aug 25th 2018, 12:05 AM 62,630 Views 47 Comments

The scale of closures and diversions are unlike any seen in the city in recent times.

# papal-visit - Friday 24 August, 2018

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Varadkar urges Pope to provide full disclosure on child abuse by priests

Updated Aug 24th 2018, 7:25 PM 32,307 Views 154 Comments

Pope Francis is due to visit the country this weekend.

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'What has the Catholic Church ever done for the world? Quite a lot, actually'

Aug 24th 2018, 1:00 PM 75,281 Views 220 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'In 1969, I fell pregnant as a teen - and then the Church took over'

Aug 24th 2018, 7:00 AM 52,375 Views 99 Comments

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.

Nearly 200 student gardaí will patrol the Papal visit - but they won't be able to actually arrest anyone
# Powerless
# Powerless

Nearly 200 student gardaí will patrol the Papal visit - but they won't be able to actually arrest anyone

Aug 24th 2018, 12:05 AM 32,448 Views 98 Comments

These students have no powers of arrest and can not carry out any official tasks that gardaí are permitted to do.

# papal-visit - Thursday 23 August, 2018

I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken
# John Paul II
# John Paul II

I was there when Irish journalists sang for the Pope. I can confirm there was no drink taken

Aug 23rd 2018, 10:00 PM 21,034 Views 20 Comments

Irish journalists were granted a special midnight audience with Pope John Paul II out at a Navan Road convent school, Éanna Brophy recalls.

Pope-a-scopes and John Paul II's in-flight menu: Uncovering the curios of the '79 visit
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# Papal Visit

Pope-a-scopes and John Paul II's in-flight menu: Uncovering the curios of the '79 visit

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:00 PM 11,263 Views 7 Comments

The visit kick-started a mini-industry of pope-related products.

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters
# Rerouted
# Rerouted

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters

Aug 23rd 2018, 5:57 PM 43,173 Views 41 Comments

Restrictions around Phoenix Park are to remain in place until 7am on Tuesday.

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Updated Aug 23rd 2018, 4:50 PM 25,621 Views 112 Comments

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit
# Banned
# Banned

Temporary ban on drones to be enforced in parts of Dublin and Knock during Pope visit

Aug 23rd 2018, 4:24 PM 8,224 Views 45 Comments

The Air Corps said that “if you use a drone in the Dublin area you may be acting illegally”.

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally
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# Papal Visit

It may rain on the pope's parade during visit to Ireland ... quite literally

Aug 23rd 2018, 3:01 PM 16,138 Views 28 Comments

Isolated rain showers are forecast throughout the weekend.

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'
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# Papal Visit

Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:47 PM 70,526 Views 224 Comments

The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’

Larry Donnelly: 'Why are we going to see the pope? We are part of a rich tapestry'
# Voices
# Voices

Larry Donnelly: 'Why are we going to see the pope? We are part of a rich tapestry'

Aug 23rd 2018, 7:00 AM 15,968 Views 47 Comments

‘Personal faith, separate from the institution, unwavering respect for those who educated me, and the comfort of community’.

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'
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# Papal Visit

'Businesses are nervous about this weekend. There’s a lot of confusion about what’s going to happen'

Aug 23rd 2018, 12:02 AM 28,988 Views 67 Comments

Business owners have complained that they haven’t been given enough information about Papal disruption.

# papal-visit - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

'Only a proportion' of clerical abuse victims have come forward, Archbishop says
# World Meeting
# World Meeting

'Only a proportion' of clerical abuse victims have come forward, Archbishop says

Aug 22nd 2018, 4:55 PM 13,570 Views 44 Comments

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin said that more could be done to encourage victims to come forward.

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit
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# Peter Mcverry Trust

Homeless charity says it doesn't expect to be 'negatively impacted' by Pope's visit

Aug 22nd 2018, 7:33 AM 7,015 Views 13 Comments

Fears had been expressed in recent days that the traffic restrictions set to be in place in Dublin would negatively impact homeless services in the city.

# papal-visit - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit
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# Divine Intervention

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 6:19 PM 24,887 Views 30 Comments

Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'
# Getting Cross
# Getting Cross

'The Irish harp on the same pass as the Papal cross sends the wrong message'

Aug 21st 2018, 5:27 PM 31,009 Views 59 Comments

Councillor Gary Gannon called passes issued to health workers at St James’s Hospital during the papal visit “entirely inappropriate”.

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit
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# Papal Visit

Homeless families in hotels and B&Bs 'will not be adversely affected' during papal visit

Aug 21st 2018, 3:24 PM 8,705 Views 22 Comments

Concerns have been raised in recent weeks over the provision of accommodation for homeless people during the papal visit.

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says
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# Papal Visit

Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says

Updated Aug 21st 2018, 1:40 PM 14,646 Views 92 Comments

Details of the meeting will not be announced until after it is over.

Dublin's Wax Museum managed to fix their smashed Pope John Paul II figure in time for the Pope's visit
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From The Daily Edge
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Dublin's Wax Museum managed to fix their smashed Pope John Paul II figure in time for the Pope's visit

Aug 21st 2018, 1:32 PM 2,340 Views 0 Comments

The waxwork was found seriously damaged in the museum last year.

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Irish bishop defends Pope Francis' response to abuse but says letter could have been 'more concrete'

Aug 21st 2018, 11:09 AM 10,567 Views 30 Comments

Bishop Alan McGuckian says the Pope should be judged on his actions.

# papal-visit - Monday 20 August, 2018

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter

Updated Aug 20th 2018, 7:32 PM 39,622 Views 142 Comments

The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.

# papal-visit - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?

Aug 18th 2018, 6:32 PM 27,770 Views 97 Comments

Or will you be sitting this one out?

# papal-visit - Friday 17 August, 2018

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
# In Memory
# In Memory

Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church

Aug 17th 2018, 6:12 PM 51,560 Views 109 Comments

Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.

# papal-visit - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history
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# Papal Visit

Bishop of Limerick says Catholic Church must acknowledge 'dark' aspects of its history

Aug 15th 2018, 1:52 PM 11,511 Views 73 Comments

Bishop Brendan Leahy made his comments ahead of the Pope’s visit to Ireland later this month.

# papal-visit - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit
# We Are Church
# We Are Church

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

Aug 14th 2018, 6:05 AM 17,195 Views 80 Comments

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

# papal-visit - Saturday 11 August, 2018

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?
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# Papal Visit

Half a million have signed up to see the Pope - but how Catholic is Ireland?

Aug 11th 2018, 10:00 PM 28,555 Views 240 Comments

Pope Francis will be in Ireland for two days, 25 and 26 August, as part of the World Meeting of Families event.

# papal-visit - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity
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# Papal Visit

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity

Aug 5th 2018, 6:30 AM 25,856 Views 110 Comments

Pope Francis is travelling to Ireland later this month for two days to take part in the World Meetings of Families.

# papal-visit - Friday 3 August, 2018

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park
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# Papal Visit

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park

Aug 3rd 2018, 9:06 PM 22,844 Views 96 Comments

Bocelli previously performed for Pope Francis in Philadelphia during the last World Meeting of Families in 2015.

# papal-visit - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here
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# Papal Visit

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

Updated Aug 2nd 2018, 3:00 PM 35,821 Views 234 Comments

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# papal-visit - Monday 23 July, 2018

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit
# No Room At The Inn
# No Room At The Inn

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

Jul 23rd 2018, 3:38 PM 22,011 Views 117 Comments

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# papal-visit - Sunday 8 July, 2018

All 500,000 tickets booked out for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park
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# Pope Idol

All 500,000 tickets booked out for Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

Jul 8th 2018, 7:43 PM 22,783 Views 208 Comments

The pontiff arrives next month.

# papal-visit - Tuesday 3 July, 2018

A participant in the Say Nope to the Pope campaign says he will give his 700 tickets back
# Yes To The Pope
# Yes To The Pope

A participant in the Say Nope to the Pope campaign says he will give his 700 tickets back

Jul 3rd 2018, 6:00 AM 31,108 Views 83 Comments

Richard Duffy said that if the Phoenix Park event sells out he will contact the organisers to nullify his bookings.

# papal-visit - Thursday 28 June, 2018

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?
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# Your Say

Poll: Is it wrong to bin tickets for the Pope's visit to the Phoenix Park?

Jun 28th 2018, 9:29 AM 68,917 Views 375 Comments

The Say Nope To The Pope campaign has encouraged people to order the free tickets as a form of “peaceful protest”.

# papal-visit - Friday 22 June, 2018

Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday
# Ticket Masster
# Ticket Masster

Tickets for the Pope's Knock and Phoenix Park events available on Monday

Jun 22nd 2018, 4:36 PM 46,405 Views 136 Comments

500,000 tickets have been issued for the Phoenix Park Mass while there will be a capacity of 45,000 people at Knock.