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#Pope Benedict XVI

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

The Pope is getting his own Twitter account
# GOD B Wit U
# GOD B Wit U

The Pope is getting his own Twitter account

Feb 27th 2012, 12:50 PM 1,953 Views 20 Comments

Pope Benedict is set to spread the Christian message in 140-character nuggets, though his username hasn’t been confirmed yet.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Pope appoints 22 new Cardinals - including 18 who will pick his successor
# Cardinals
# Cardinals

Pope appoints 22 new Cardinals - including 18 who will pick his successor

Feb 18th 2012, 3:34 PM 2,785 Views 56 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI appoints 22 new Cardinals, all but four of them under the age of 80, at a ceremony at the Vatican.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Would you welcome a visit by the Pope?

Feb 15th 2012, 12:55 PM 10,229 Views 172 Comments

Enda Kenny says if the Pope visits Ireland, he’ll be treated with the appropriate “decorum”. Would you like to see him visit?

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 6 February, 2012

People 'should be grateful to Pope for handling abuse scandal' - cardinal
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

People 'should be grateful to Pope for handling abuse scandal' - cardinal

Feb 6th 2012, 10:12 PM 6,193 Views 111 Comments

Cardinal William Levada told a Vatican conference on healing that the pontiff “has had to suffer attacks by the media”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 3 February, 2012

Pope must ask forgiveness from abuse victims, says survivor Marie Collins
# Sex Abuse
# Sex Abuse

Pope must ask forgiveness from abuse victims, says survivor Marie Collins

Feb 3rd 2012, 8:50 PM 3,724 Views 70 Comments

Collins is due to speak at a Vatican conference on ‘Healing and Renewal’ in Rome next week.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 16 January, 2012

Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Let the extremists speak - if only so we can fight back

Jan 16th 2012, 7:30 AM 32 Views 17 Comments

This week, TheJournal.ie regular columnist Lisa McInerney argues that everyone is entitled to their opinion – because it gives us a chance to stand up against odious claptrap.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 25 December, 2011

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big
# Baby Jesus
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Jesus

The Vatican's Baby Jesus is rather big

Dec 22nd 2011, 1:39 PM 5,966 Views 33 Comments

After a spate of Baby Jesus statue robberies in the US (and Ireland), the Pope is clearly taking no chances.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 18 December, 2011

Pope Benedict "tired" and "weak"
# Tired Pope
# Tired Pope

Pope Benedict "tired" and "weak"

Dec 18th 2011, 9:15 AM 6,977 Views 80 Comments

A resignation from the 84-year-old pontiff looks unlikely even though he has started to use a moving platform to get him up the aisle at St Peter’s Basilica.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 11 December, 2011

Pope Benedict: I know Christmas will be difficult this year
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Benedict: I know Christmas will be difficult this year

Dec 11th 2011, 2:27 PM 2,109 Views 23 Comments

The pontiff said the festive season will be difficult for many in the recession – but added there is more to Christmas than buying presents.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Pope says sex abuse is 'a scourge which affects every level of society'
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Pope says sex abuse is 'a scourge which affects every level of society'

Nov 26th 2011, 7:07 PM 3,111 Views 98 Comments

Pope Benedict’s latest remarks have not done well with abuse victims’ advocacy groups.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 17 November, 2011

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 24 September, 2011

Gun fired ahead of Pope's mass in Germany
# Pope
# Pope

Gun fired ahead of Pope's mass in Germany

Sep 24th 2011, 1:23 PM 338 Views 10 Comments

Police have arrested one person after a shooting incident this morning. Meanwhile, the Pope met with clerical abuse victims last night during his four-day visit to Germany.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 22 September, 2011

Pope Benedict lands in Germany for official visit
# Pope
# Pope

Pope Benedict lands in Germany for official visit

Sep 22nd 2011, 12:27 PM 330 Views 26 Comments

More than 250,000 people have signed up to attend Mass delivered by the pontiff during his trip.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Abuse victims ask International Criminal Court to prosecute Pope
# ICC
# ICC

Abuse victims ask International Criminal Court to prosecute Pope

Sep 14th 2011, 8:02 AM 857 Views 52 Comments

Two groups representing victims have brought a case against the Vatican for crimes against humanity.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Pope ends World Youth Day with appeal to 'become missionaries'
# World Youth Day
# World Youth Day

Pope ends World Youth Day with appeal to 'become missionaries'

Aug 21st 2011, 8:20 PM 716 Views 39 Comments

Pope Benedict XVI urges the 1.5 million attending the festival in Madrid not to “keep Christ to yourselves”.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 20 August, 2011

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church
# World Youth Day
# World Youth Day

Pope makes Spanish saint "doctor" of the Catholic Church

Aug 20th 2011, 2:17 PM 748 Views 36 Comments

Patron saint of Spanish clergy gets the nod for one of Vatican’s highest honours in the hope that his example will “enlighten all priests”, says Benedict at World Youth Day Mass.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 19 August, 2011

Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope says modern society suffering "amnesia" about God

Aug 19th 2011, 11:33 AM 1,255 Views 109 Comments

Pope Benedict is on a visit to Spain which has been met with a number of protests.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 18 August, 2011

Thousands march in Madrid against Pope's visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Thousands march in Madrid against Pope's visit

Aug 18th 2011, 10:13 AM 1,182 Views 65 Comments

Protesters chanted “Nothing for the Pope from my taxes” in a demonstration against the cost of the papal trip.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Student arrested for planning gas attack on papal visit protesters
# Pope Attack
# Pope Attack

Student arrested for planning gas attack on papal visit protesters

Aug 17th 2011, 11:08 AM 547 Views 14 Comments

A Mexican student studying in Spain has been arrested on suspicion of planning to attack people demonstrating against Pope Benedict’s visit to Madrid.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 3 August, 2011

Pope reveals his recommended summer reading... yes, it’s the Bible
# Summer Reading
# Summer Reading

Pope reveals his recommended summer reading... yes, it’s the Bible

Aug 3rd 2011, 1:20 PM 1,309 Views 56 Comments

If people are looking for a challenging read, says Pope Benedict XVI, then why not bring a copy of the Bible on holiday?

'Rate your priest' website hands power to the faithful
# Rate Your Priest
# Rate Your Priest

'Rate your priest' website hands power to the faithful

Aug 3rd 2011, 10:11 AM 1,440 Views 7 Comments

The German site lets users air feelings about their local “shepherd” – and Pope Benedict could be in for a shock…

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia
# Philadelphia
# Philadelphia

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia

Jul 19th 2011, 1:51 PM 379 Views 4 Comments

It’s not just in Ireland, you know. Cardinal Justin Rigali steps down as Archbishop of Philadelphia over sex abuse.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 14 July, 2011

Government won't rest until the Vatican responds to the Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

Government won't rest until the Vatican responds to the Cloyne Report

Jul 14th 2011, 2:54 PM 527 Views 21 Comments

The Tánaiste has met with the Pope’s ambassador who has expressed his distress at the report’s findings. Meanwhile the Taoiseach has said that the church must act within the law at all times.

The Cloyne Report - What does the Vatican think?
# Cloyne Report
# Cloyne Report

The Cloyne Report - What does the Vatican think?

Jul 14th 2011, 7:22 AM 604 Views 27 Comments

Eamon Gilmore will seek an urgent meeting with the Vatican which was “entirely unhelpful” according to the report into clerical child sex abuse.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 1 July, 2011

The week in photos
# Week In Photos
# Week In Photos

The week in photos

Jul 1st 2011, 9:28 PM 810 Views 0 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.

Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet
# Humour
From The Daily Edge
# Humour

Column: Cardinal Rules - On helping the Pope to tweet

Jul 1st 2011, 7:00 PM 11 Views 4 Comments

This week, the (not) Primate of All-Ireland is drafted in to help his Holiness to get to grips with Twitter. “He receives a tweet from the Dalai Lama. ‘Dude,’ it says. We just ignore it.”

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Watch: Pope Benedict sends his first tweet from an iPad
# Pope Tweets
# Pope Tweets

Watch: Pope Benedict sends his first tweet from an iPad

Jun 29th 2011, 8:51 AM 897 Views 26 Comments

The Pope got to grips with tweeting in the Vatican yesterday.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Thursday 26 May, 2011

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop
# Sexual Abuse
# Sexual Abuse

HIV-positive Italian priest arrested over paedophilia claims - in diocese of key anti-paedophilia Bishop

May 26th 2011, 8:31 PM 924 Views 0 Comments

A key ally of Pope Benedict in establishing a tough policy on how bishops handle abuse allegations is hit with problems of his own.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 1 May, 2011

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome
# Beatification
# Beatification

Pope John Paul II beatified before more than a million people in Rome

May 1st 2011, 10:59 AM 1,959 Views 9 Comments

The beatification was carried out by the current pontiff Pope Benedict XVI and moves the former pontiff one step closer to sainthood.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Saturday 30 April, 2011

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's
# Beatification
# Beatification

Thousands gather for John Paul II's beatification ceremony as body brought to St Peter's

Apr 30th 2011, 4:59 PM 1,312 Views 0 Comments

Ceremony will mark former pope’s next step toward sainthood, but a second miracle must be attributed to John Paul before canonisation is possible.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya
# Easter
# Easter

Pope uses traditional Easter message to appeal for diplomacy in Libya

Apr 24th 2011, 12:59 PM 275 Views 0 Comments

The Urbi et Orbi message focuses on developments in Africa and the Middle East, as Benedict urges Europe to accept refugees.

Urbi et Orbi: Pope Benedict XVI's Easter message
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Urbi et Orbi: Pope Benedict XVI's Easter message

Apr 24th 2011, 12:51 PM 31 Views 0 Comments

The full text of Pope Benedict’s address to the world’s Catholics, praying for diplomacy and dialogue in the Middle East.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Tuesday 12 April, 2011

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew
Live Apr 12th 2011, 4:07 PM

Vatican sanctions Belgian bishop who abused nephew

# pope-benedict-xvi - Friday 18 March, 2011

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'
# Atheism
# Atheism

New Vatican initiative will 'reach out to atheists'

Mar 18th 2011, 3:01 PM 1,177 Views 0 Comments

The Church unveils a plan to open dialogue with non-believers – but there’s no room for the likes of Richard Dawkins.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 14 March, 2011

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican kicks off countdown to beatification of John Paul II

Mar 14th 2011, 5:19 PM 855 Views 0 Comments

The Vatican has begun the countdown to the beautification of Pope John Paul II by posting videos on YouTube and creating a dedicated Facebook page.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Monday 7 March, 2011

Pope Benedict expected to visit Ireland in 2012
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Benedict expected to visit Ireland in 2012

Mar 7th 2011, 7:47 AM 1,415 Views 0 Comments

The Vatican has not confirmed reports of a papal visit as part of the International Eucharistic Congress in June next year.

# pope-benedict-xvi - Wednesday 2 March, 2011