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#Pope Benedict XVI

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 21 December, 2012

Pope says mankind at stake over gay marriage
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# Gay Marriage

Pope says mankind at stake over gay marriage

Dec 21st 2012, 12:25 PM 14,724 Views 238 Comments

He said, “when God is denied, human dignity also disappears”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 17 December, 2012

Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'
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Vatican newspaper slams gay marriage as communist 'utopia'

Dec 17th 2012, 8:51 PM 10,762 Views 113 Comments

“Why repeat the same mistake and chase after an unattainable utopia?” read the daily’s front-page editorial.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer
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# Vatican

Gay rights activists protest at Pope's Sunday morning prayer

Dec 16th 2012, 1:26 PM 6,896 Views 46 Comments

Demonstrators held placards condemning homophobia after Pope Benedict said same-sex unions “destabilise marriage”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

12 intelligent questions Twitter users are asking the Pope
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From The Daily Edge
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12 intelligent questions Twitter users are asking the Pope

Dec 12th 2012, 12:13 PM 24,456 Views 43 Comments

He finally tweeted! But he hasn’t told us whether he likes sausages yet.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 10 December, 2012

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?
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# Opinion

Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?

Dec 10th 2012, 7:00 AM 42 Views 95 Comments

Social media is all about debate and dissent, writes Fr Tony Flannery – so perhaps it can teach the Vatican a lesson.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 3 December, 2012

13 of the best fake tweets from the Pope
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From The Daily Edge
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13 of the best fake tweets from the Pope

Dec 3rd 2012, 8:30 PM 27,646 Views 18 Comments

“Shark Week’s going off on the Discovery Channel.” Twitter welcomed Benedict XVI in its own special way…

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 24 November, 2012

New Bishop of Cloyne accepts appointment with 'apprehension'
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# Catholic Church

New Bishop of Cloyne accepts appointment with 'apprehension'

Nov 24th 2012, 2:53 PM 5,543 Views 38 Comments

The Bishop-elect William Crean, from Kerry, has said he had accepted the post with “considerable trepidation”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 18 November, 2012

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December
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# Doooooooom

Pope calls on faithful to ignore doomsday warnings for 21 December

Nov 18th 2012, 3:35 PM 20,100 Views 119 Comments

Ding ding ding! It’s round one of Pope Benedict XVI versus the Mayan prophets of doom.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 10 November, 2012

Vatican court convicts accomplice in leaks scandal
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# Vatican

Vatican court convicts accomplice in leaks scandal

Nov 10th 2012, 3:18 PM 3,945 Views 27 Comments

The court gave Claudio Sciarpelletti a suspended sentence of two months in prison with a probationary term of five years.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 25 October, 2012

Vatican casts doubt on pardon for Pope's Butler as jail looms
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# Vatileaks

Vatican casts doubt on pardon for Pope's Butler as jail looms

Oct 25th 2012, 3:06 PM 4,591 Views 23 Comments

Paolo Gabriele won’t appeal his conviction, and will go to prison – while a Vatican statement says his sentence is ‘just’.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns
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# Vatican

Surprise cardinal appointments spark pope health concerns

Oct 24th 2012, 2:12 PM 10,371 Views 65 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI today announced the unexpected appointment of six cardinals from outside Europe.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 11 October, 2012

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II
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# Vatican Ii

Pope marks 50th anniversary of Vatican II

Oct 11th 2012, 11:45 AM 2,706 Views 29 Comments

Homily at Mass in St Peter’s Square recalls the changes in Church in 1962 – and Benedict urges the faithful to return to the “letter”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 6 October, 2012

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents
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# Vatileaks

Pope's butler gets 18 months in jail for stealing secret Vatican documents

Oct 6th 2012, 12:33 PM 4,391 Views 37 Comments

The butler said he had “acted out of visceral love for the Church of Christ and of its leader on earth”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today
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# Vatican Leaks

Pope's ex-butler to take the stand in leaks trial today

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:31 AM 2,938 Views 8 Comments

Paolo Gabriele, 46, faces up to four years in prison if he is convicted of aggravated theft in the worst security breach in the Vatican’s recent history.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 30 September, 2012

Former butler to Pope on trial over leaked documents
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# Vatileaks

Former butler to Pope on trial over leaked documents

Sep 30th 2012, 3:04 PM 3,466 Views 18 Comments

Vatican judges have refused to admit key evidence in the trial and Gabriele’s hearing has been fixed for Tuesday.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 28 September, 2012

Vatileaks: Pope's butler to stand trial tomorrow - but may be pardoned
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# Vatileaks

Vatileaks: Pope's butler to stand trial tomorrow - but may be pardoned

Sep 28th 2012, 10:20 AM 2,482 Views 9 Comments

Vatican watchers believe that Pope Benedict could pardon Paolo Gabriele for leaking sensitive papers to a journalist.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 24 September, 2012

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech
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# Enda

Video: Enda Kenny checks his phone during Pope Benedict speech

Sep 24th 2012, 11:52 AM 12,316 Views 77 Comments

Checking the Mayo team news? Updating his Facebook? Or taking a sneaky snap? Just what was Enda doing as he checked his phone a number of times during the audience with the Pope on Saturday?

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 22 September, 2012

No comment from Taoiseach after meeting with Pope Benedict
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# Catholic Church

No comment from Taoiseach after meeting with Pope Benedict

Sep 22nd 2012, 12:29 PM 6,676 Views 59 Comments

It was the first meeting of the pair since Kenny’s landmark speech in the Dáil last July.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 21 September, 2012

Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience
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Taoiseach in Rome to meet Monti ahead of papal audience

Sep 21st 2012, 9:32 AM 2,164 Views 29 Comments

Mario Monti will greet the Taoiseach after meeting with another bailed-out premier, Greek leader Antonis Samaras.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 6 September, 2012

Pope to whizz around Vatican in new electric car
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Pope to whizz around Vatican in new electric car

Sep 6th 2012, 4:06 PM 5,074 Views 52 Comments

New electric vehicle gets nod of approval from green minded pope.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults
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Syria latest: Jordan's refugee camp, the Pope's plea and Aleppo assaults

Jul 29th 2012, 12:30 PM 1,907 Views 24 Comments

The Pope has appealed for an end to violence as Syria’s army continues its ferocious attacks on the city of Aleppo.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 29 June, 2012

Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church
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Pope speaks of human weakness in sinful church

Jun 29th 2012, 2:10 PM 4,117 Views 59 Comments

The pontiff described the “destructive power of evil” affecting the Church as the Vatican battles a series of scandals.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 25 June, 2012

Vatican hires Fox News journalist to improve communications strategy
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# Vatican

Vatican hires Fox News journalist to improve communications strategy

Jun 25th 2012, 10:57 AM 2,144 Views 12 Comments

Greg Burke has likened his new role to that of the White House communications advisor.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
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From The Daily Edge
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Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Jun 24th 2012, 11:00 AM 38 Views 1 Comment

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 17 June, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Jun 17th 2012, 7:55 PM 5,256 Views 1 Comment

All the day’s main news, plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way…

Eucharistic Congress: 80,000 pilgrims gather in Croke Park for closing Mass
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Eucharistic Congress: 80,000 pilgrims gather in Croke Park for closing Mass

Jun 17th 2012, 7:11 PM 10,654 Views 73 Comments

Enda Kenny and Michael D Higgins joined the crowds at Croke Park today for the closing Mass.

Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI
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Clerical abuse 'remains a mystery', says Pope Benedict XVI

Jun 17th 2012, 6:12 PM 7,047 Views 109 Comments

“They abused people and undermined the credibility of the Church’s message.”

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 4 May, 2012

Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church
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Brady never offered his resignation to the Vatican - Catholic Church

May 4th 2012, 11:14 AM 3,036 Views 27 Comments

A report in a newspaper today said the Vatican had turned down Cardinal Brady’s resignation in 2010 – but the Catholic Church says this never happened.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 8 April, 2012

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address
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# Urbi Et Orbi

In full: Pope Benedict's Easter urbi et orbi address

Apr 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,935 Views 26 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s Easter morning address the world’s Catholics, as delivered in Rome this morning.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 28 March, 2012

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba
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Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

Mar 28th 2012, 10:15 PM 2,626 Views 31 Comments

The Pope gave an unusually political speech before hundreds of thousands of people in Cuba today.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 26 March, 2012

Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit
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Pope arrives in Cuba for three-day visit

Mar 26th 2012, 9:37 PM 1,504 Views 3 Comments

The Pope was welcomed by Cuban President Raul Castro, who told him that his country favours complete religious freedom.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout
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# Apostolic Visitation

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

Mar 20th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,947 Views 23 Comments

An Apostolic Visitation sent by Pope Benedict XVI suggests reforming admissions to seminaries, and organisation of dioceses.

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse
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# Clerical Abuse

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Mar 20th 2012, 7:51 AM 1,107 Views 15 Comments

Pope Benedict’s hand-picked ‘Apostolic Visitation’ will publish a summary of their findings later this morning.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 16 March, 2012

Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance
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From The Daily Edge
# Eau De Pope

Papal Perfume: Pope gets own fragrance

Mar 16th 2012, 3:00 PM 3,730 Views 72 Comments

The Pope has commissioned a celebrity perfume-maker to create his own heavenly scent.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday
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# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Mar 14th 2012, 7:53 PM 3,551 Views 3 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, plus the bits you may have missed along the way…

No update on whether Pope will visit Ireland for Congress
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

No update on whether Pope will visit Ireland for Congress

Mar 14th 2012, 3:33 PM 2,105 Views 107 Comments

The secretary-general of the International Eucharistic Congress says the Pope was enthusiastic about the event, but that there is no indication about whether he’ll attend in person.

Pope Benedict ‘vigorously rings bell’ to promote Eucharistic Congress
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# IEC 2012

Pope Benedict ‘vigorously rings bell’ to promote Eucharistic Congress

Mar 14th 2012, 12:07 PM 3,070 Views 50 Comments

The pontiff promotes the International Eucharistic Congress by ringing a bell presented by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals
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Catholic Church moves against gay marriage proposals

Mar 10th 2012, 9:31 AM 4,973 Views 126 Comments

The Pope has denounced the “powerful” US gay marriage lobby, while Catholics in Britain have been urged to defend heterosexual unions.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

The Eucharistic Congress: what we know so far
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The Eucharistic Congress: what we know so far

Feb 28th 2012, 7:10 AM 3,050 Views 55 Comments

Ireland is hosting the 50th annual event for the first time since 1932. So, what will go down?

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 27 February, 2012

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception
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# Catholic Church

Pope says marriage is only place 'worthy' of conception

Feb 27th 2012, 2:07 PM 8,775 Views 188 Comments

Pope Benedict also said that infertile couples should shun artificial procreation.