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# pope-francis - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays
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# Passport Office

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays

Tue 6:47 PM 22,750 Views 28 Comments

The Taoiseach said it must be very distressing for the mother and her four children who did not make their flight today.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 June, 2022

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future
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# Pope Francis

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future

Jun 5th 2022, 12:00 PM 55,248 Views 13 Comments

Italian and Catholic media have been rife with unsourced rumours that the 85-year-old, who is suffering mobility problems, might resign.

# pope-francis - Sunday 29 May, 2022

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals
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# Pope Francis

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals

May 29th 2022, 5:00 PM 23,524 Views 33 Comments

Many of the names are figures from outside Europe, keeping with Francis’s determination to have church leaders reflect the global face of the Catholic Church.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94
# Vatican
# Vatican

Powerful Vatican prelate Cardinal Angelo Sodano dies aged 94

May 28th 2022, 2:59 PM 20,528 Views 32 Comments

His legacy was tarnished by his support for the paedophile founder of an influential religious order.

# pope-francis - Friday 1 April, 2022

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

Pope Francis apologises to Canadian Indigenous people for abuse at church-run schools

Apr 1st 2022, 4:32 PM 11,899 Views 18 Comments

Numerous investigations into the former residential schools are underway across Canada after the discovery of mass unmarked graves.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 5 January, 2022

Pope claims having pets not kids robs us of 'humanity'
# Oh The Humanity
# Oh The Humanity

Pope claims having pets not kids robs us of 'humanity'

Jan 5th 2022, 8:30 PM 40,550 Views 97 Comments

The Pope said replacing children with pet dogs or cats is a ‘denial of fatherhood and motherhood’.

# pope-francis - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'
# Family
# Family

Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'

Dec 26th 2021, 2:47 PM 55,659 Views 54 Comments

Francis has acknowledged how some relationships may have become strained during lockdown.

# pope-francis - Thursday 23 December, 2021

Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis urges humility as he chides cardinals and bishops in Christmas address

Dec 23rd 2021, 12:24 PM 24,000 Views 30 Comments

As he has before, the pontiff used his annual Christmas address to take Vatican administrators to task for their perceived moral and personal failings.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 December, 2021

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit
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# Greece

Pope calls Europe's neglect of migrants 'the shipwreck of civilisation' during Lesbos visit

Dec 5th 2021, 7:34 PM 16,058 Views 46 Comments

The pontiff said Europe was “torn by nationalist egoism”.

# pope-francis - Friday 29 October, 2021

Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime
# Vatican
# Vatican

Joe Biden’s meeting with Pope Francis runs into overtime

Updated Oct 29th 2021, 8:26 PM 29,388 Views 29 Comments

Biden’s support of abortion rights and same-sex marriage has put him at odds with many US bishops.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes
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# Vatican

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes

Oct 5th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,426 Views 0 Comments

Cardinal Angelo Becciu served as the equivalent of chief of staff for Pope Francis at the time of the deal.

# pope-francis - Sunday 12 September, 2021

Pope Francis calls for 'openness' after meeting Hungary's Orban
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# Budapest

Pope Francis calls for 'openness' after meeting Hungary's Orban

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 4:29 PM 20,326 Views 48 Comments

The pontiff has said Europe must welcome migrants, while the Hungarian prime minister is staunchly against mass immigration.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 22 June, 2021

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
# Vatican
# Vatican

Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:51 PM 25,546 Views 25 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

# pope-francis - Thursday 10 June, 2021

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal
# Reinhard Marx
# Reinhard Marx

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal

Jun 10th 2021, 1:28 PM 21,466 Views 32 Comments

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offered to resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising over the church’s mishandling of abuse cases

# pope-francis - Tuesday 1 June, 2021

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 18,983 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 6 April, 2021

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit

Apr 6th 2021, 9:19 AM 38,940 Views 51 Comments

The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.

# pope-francis - Monday 8 March, 2021

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
# Iraq
# Iraq

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,196 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

# pope-francis - Sunday 7 March, 2021

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,077 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

# pope-francis - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 8:47 AM 30,606 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.

# pope-francis - Friday 5 March, 2021

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
# Papal Visit
# Papal Visit

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,670 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 3 March, 2021

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
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# Pope Francis

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,622 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

# pope-francis - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
# Capitol Violence
# Capitol Violence

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,974 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

# pope-francis - Friday 25 December, 2020

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message

Dec 25th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,096 Views 25 Comments

The pontiff also called for fraternity and compassion to be shared among all peoples this Christmas.

# pope-francis - Saturday 28 November, 2020

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,731 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

# pope-francis - Friday 20 November, 2020

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model
# Jesus Mary And Joseph
# Jesus Mary And Joseph

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model

Nov 20th 2020, 9:40 AM 51,642 Views 56 Comments

The ‘like’ was spotted earlier this week but has since been removed.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 21 October, 2020

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
# Papal Blessing
# Papal Blessing

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Oct 21st 2020, 3:54 PM 35,930 Views 48 Comments

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

# pope-francis - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests
# Abuse
# Abuse

Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests

Oct 17th 2020, 4:32 PM 32,509 Views 57 Comments

The pontiff accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz.

# pope-francis - Monday 12 October, 2020

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
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# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,540 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

# pope-francis - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
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# The Vatican

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says

Sep 10th 2020, 7:07 AM 56,219 Views 65 Comments

“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.

# pope-francis - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
# Istanbul
# Istanbul

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,874 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

# pope-francis - Sunday 12 April, 2020

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19
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# Easter Mass

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

Apr 12th 2020, 12:50 PM 13,972 Views 79 Comments

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

# pope-francis - Sunday 5 April, 2020

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public
# Easter
# Easter

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public

Apr 5th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,681 Views 82 Comments

Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 26 February, 2020

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent
# Ash Wednesday
# Ash Wednesday

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

Feb 26th 2020, 9:46 PM 34,921 Views 86 Comments

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 14 January, 2020

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban
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# Not In My Name

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban

Jan 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 16,716 Views 24 Comments

While Benedict has sought to ease the crisis in the Vatican, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the former pope did co-author the book.

# pope-francis - Monday 13 January, 2020

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy
# The Two Popes
# The Two Popes

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy

Jan 13th 2020, 8:21 AM 81,785 Views 121 Comments

Francis is currently considering allowing it in remote locations, such as the Amazon, where communities seldom have Mass.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 8 January, 2020

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
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# Papal Peck

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,649 Views 23 Comments

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 1 January, 2020

Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him
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# Apology

Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him

Jan 1st 2020, 12:55 PM 90,659 Views 133 Comments

“I apologise for the bad example given yesterday,” Pope Francis said.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 25 December, 2019

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message
# Urbi Et Orbi
# Urbi Et Orbi

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message

Dec 25th 2019, 1:10 PM 9,015 Views 27 Comments

The pontiff sent well wishes to all of those living in conflict areas this Christmas time.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 17 December, 2019

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
# Pontifical Secret
# Pontifical Secret

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,974 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

# pope-francis - Sunday 24 November, 2019

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki
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# Pope Francis

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Nov 24th 2019, 10:40 AM 7,215 Views 20 Comments

Thousands of Japanese people came out in heavy rain to hear the pope speak.

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