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#Pope Benedict

# pope-benedict - Sunday 8 April, 2012

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

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

Apr 8th 2012, 12:23 PM 1,934 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 - Saturday 7 April, 2012

Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin
# Not Coming
# Not Coming

Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin

Apr 7th 2012, 12:25 PM 5,288 Views 131 Comments

The news was confirmed as the Pope appointed a Cardinal as his personal Legate to the event in June.

# pope-benedict - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells
# Pope Benedict
# Pope Benedict

Vatican calls off conference on medical use of stem cells

Mar 27th 2012, 2:05 PM 1,847 Views 18 Comments

The Irish Stem Cell Foundation has expressed regret over the decision, saying the Vatican’s willingness to host the conference had been seen as the beginning of “a dialogue” on the issue.

# pope-benedict - Monday 26 March, 2012

Pope in a Sombrero Pic of the Day
# Pic Of The Day
From The Daily Edge
# Pic Of The Day

Pope in a Sombrero Pic of the Day

Mar 26th 2012, 4:11 PM 3,004 Views 10 Comments

No comment.

# pope-benedict - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

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

Vatican visitors propose Church reforms to deal with abuse fallout

Mar 20th 2012, 10:37 AM 1,946 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
# Clerical Abuse
# Clerical Abuse

Vatican visitors to publish report on Church child abuse

Mar 20th 2012, 7:51 AM 1,106 Views 15 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

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 2,103 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
# IEC 2012
# IEC 2012

Pope Benedict ‘vigorously rings bell’ to promote Eucharistic Congress

Mar 14th 2012, 12:07 PM 3,068 Views 50 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - 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 1,950 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 - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Archbishop calls for 'renewed' and 'more humble' Catholic church
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Archbishop calls for 'renewed' and 'more humble' Catholic church

Feb 19th 2012, 2:40 PM 3,043 Views 101 Comments

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin made the call as he welcomed the new Papal Nuncio to Ireland in Dublin today.

# pope-benedict - Saturday 18 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Saturday

Feb 18th 2012, 7:46 PM 5,285 Views 5 Comments

Your evening round-up of the day’s biggest news stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed.

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 2,783 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 - Sunday 5 February, 2012

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

Taoiseach: Bailout funds are not dependent on fiscal compact

Feb 5th 2012, 1:56 PM 2,573 Views 43 Comments

Enda Kenny says the EU-IMF bailout supersedes the new European deal, and that Ireland’s access to funding is safe.

# pope-benedict - Friday 3 February, 2012

Poll: Should Ireland reopen its Vatican embassy?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Ireland reopen its Vatican embassy?

Feb 3rd 2012, 12:54 PM 16,587 Views 132 Comments

Calls for the embassy to be reopened were quashed by the Government today. Do you think that’s the right move?

# pope-benedict - Monday 30 January, 2012

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore
# Vatican Embassy
# Vatican Embassy

Ireland may reopen 'modest' Vatican embassy in future, says Gilmore

Jan 30th 2012, 4:39 PM 2,666 Views 60 Comments

Eamon Gilmore says it’s possible that a recovery in the public finances may allow Ireland to reopen its Holy See embassy.

# pope-benedict - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Ireland seeking election to UN Human Rights Council, says Taoiseach
# World Peace
# World Peace

Ireland seeking election to UN Human Rights Council, says Taoiseach

Jan 1st 2012, 12:06 PM 2,237 Views 18 Comments

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made the announcement on the 45th World Day of Peace as he welcomed Pope Benedict XVI’s messsage marking the event.

# pope-benedict - 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 5,962 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 - 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 3,109 Views 98 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - Sunday 6 November, 2011

Doomsday is when, again? The world will end in 2012, 2023, 2026…
# Apocalypse Now?
From The Daily Edge
# Apocalypse Now?

Doomsday is when, again? The world will end in 2012, 2023, 2026…

Nov 6th 2011, 10:00 AM 19,901 Views 40 Comments

…Take your pick of apocalyptic deadlines as prophesied and theorised by various groups, clerics and writers.

# pope-benedict - Saturday 3 September, 2011

Vatican rejects Taoiseach's criticism over Cloyne sex abuse report
# Cloyne
# Cloyne

Vatican rejects Taoiseach's criticism over Cloyne sex abuse report

Sep 3rd 2011, 11:10 AM 3,688 Views 171 Comments

The Vatican has issued its response to the Cloyne report saying it is “sorry and ashamed” for the suffering of victims and their families.

# pope-benedict - 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 708 Views 39 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - 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 1,248 Views 109 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - 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 1,307 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?

# pope-benedict - Friday 1 July, 2011

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 10 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 - 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 894 Views 26 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - 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 - 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 273 Views 0 Comments

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

# pope-benedict - Friday 22 April, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Friday

Apr 22nd 2011, 8:02 PM 3,452 Views 0 Comments

Deadly protests in Syria; arrests in Northern Ireland; riots in Bristol; the Pope in space (not really); and men being nailed to a cross (really). It’s all the Daily Fix…

"PB phone home"....Pope Benedict to give the International Space Station a call
# Out Of This World
From The Daily Edge
# Out Of This World

"PB phone home"....Pope Benedict to give the International Space Station a call

Apr 22nd 2011, 2:28 PM 656 Views 0 Comments

A satellite phone hook up with the ISS is planned for 4 May.

# pope-benedict - Wednesday 13 April, 2011

Vatican embarrassed over error-filled book suggesting it supports contraception and euthanasia
Live Apr 13th 2011, 7:09 PM

Vatican embarrassed over error-filled book suggesting it supports contraception and euthanasia

# pope-benedict - 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 1,176 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 - Monday 7 March, 2011

# pope-benedict - Wednesday 2 March, 2011

# pope-benedict - Friday 4 February, 2011

Pope's donor card 'invalid' because the Vatican owns his body
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope's donor card 'invalid' because the Vatican owns his body

Feb 4th 2011, 6:22 PM 1,412 Views 0 Comments

Despite carrying an organ donor card, Benedict will not be able to donate his organs after his death because they are the property of “the entire church”.

# pope-benedict - Friday 14 January, 2011

Saints alive! The unusual Christian names we should use more often
# Baby Names
From The Daily Edge
# Baby Names

Saints alive! The unusual Christian names we should use more often

Jan 14th 2011, 6:19 PM 1,580 Views 0 Comments

Top 10 suggestions for the Catholic who wants to observe Pope Benedict’s call to give Christian names to children but wants something other than John or Concepta…

John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle
# Sainthood?
# Sainthood?

John Paul II is one step from sainthood - but holding out for a miracle

Jan 14th 2011, 2:12 PM 440 Views 0 Comments

Pope Benedict confirms the late pope will be beatified on May 1 but where will they find the extra miracle to make him a saint?

# pope-benedict - Monday 27 December, 2010

Sorry seems to be the hardest word: the best and worst apologies of 2010
# Dry Your Eyes
# Dry Your Eyes

Sorry seems to be the hardest word: the best and worst apologies of 2010

Dec 27th 2010, 5:15 PM 992 Views 0 Comments

And a few we’re still waiting for.

# pope-benedict - Tuesday 21 December, 2010

Pope urges Church reflection on child abuse response
# Pope
# Pope

Pope urges Church reflection on child abuse response

Dec 21st 2010, 10:28 AM 669 Views 0 Comments

In annual address to Catholic cardinals, Pope Benedict says Church must do everything possible to prevent child abusers from becoming priests, but says child pornography is becoming more acceptable in society.

# pope-benedict - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

# pope-benedict - Tuesday 23 November, 2010

Vatican signals major shift with latest condom comments
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Vatican signals major shift with latest condom comments

Nov 23rd 2010, 6:44 PM 386 Views 0 Comments

The Vatican says using a condom is lesser evil than transmitting HIV to a sexual partner.