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#Papal Visit

# papal-visit - Saturday 25 August, 2018

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

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

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.

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

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

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 Papal Visit This post contains videos

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

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

Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters

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 This post contains videos

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.

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

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

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'

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'

‘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'

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

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

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

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 This post contains a poll

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

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

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

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 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

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

# papal-visit - Sunday 17 June, 2018

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?

# papal-visit - Friday 1 June, 2018

Papal visit: State planning to spend almost €3 million on security staff and equipment

The Pope is to celebrate Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 26 August.

# papal-visit - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# papal-visit - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The last time a Pope visited there were fears he would be assassinated

A memo released in 2009 says the Pope was at greatest risk from a sniper attack during motorcades.