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#pope francis

# pope-francis - Sunday 21 August, 2022

Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained
# Nicaragua
# Nicaragua

Pope 'concerned' after Nicaraguan bishop detained

Aug 21st 2022, 1:36 PM 13,789 Views 7 Comments

Pope Francis said he was following “closely with concern and sorrow” the situation in Nicaragua, two days after bishop and regime critic Rolando Alvarez was detained.

# pope-francis - Saturday 30 July, 2022

Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis says he may have to slow down or retire

Jul 30th 2022, 1:15 PM 24,384 Views 30 Comments

The 85-year-old pope has been using a wheelchair more frequently due to knee pain.

# pope-francis - Saturday 23 July, 2022

Pope to begin ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Canada to apologise to Native peoples
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope to begin ‘penitential pilgrimage’ in Canada to apologise to Native peoples

Jul 23rd 2022, 12:16 PM 15,126 Views 29 Comments

Pope Francis will express his sadness over the horrors of church-run Indigenous residential schools.

# pope-francis - Wednesday 13 July, 2022

Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope appoints first women to Vatican department responsible for choosing new bishops

Jul 13th 2022, 7:18 PM 14,630 Views 21 Comments

Two nuns and a laywoman have been appointed to the Dicastery for Bishops.

# pope-francis - Monday 4 July, 2022

Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumours
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumours

Jul 4th 2022, 2:48 PM 11,866 Views 8 Comments

Francis also said he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv.

# pope-francis - Tuesday 21 June, 2022

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

Family miss out on meeting the Pope due to passport delays

Jun 21st 2022, 6:47 PM 22,833 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
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis fuels speculation on future

Jun 5th 2022, 12:00 PM 55,299 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
# Pope Francis
# Pope Francis

Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals

May 29th 2022, 5:00 PM 23,587 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 20,564 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 11,938 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 40,575 Views 98 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 55,693 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 24,017 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
# Greece
# Greece

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

Dec 5th 2021, 7:34 PM 16,073 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 29,421 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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Cardinal on trial as Vatican financial scandal case resumes

Oct 5th 2021, 9:48 AM 10,446 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
# Budapest
# Budapest

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

Updated Sep 12th 2021, 4:29 PM 20,337 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 25,566 Views 26 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 21,493 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 19,007 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 38,972 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 8,213 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 8,092 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 30,621 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 21,694 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 13,641 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 24,990 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 14,102 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 20,750 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 51,651 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 35,942 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 32,518 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
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,555 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
# The Vatican
# The Vatican

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

Sep 10th 2020, 7:07 AM 56,236 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 34,885 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
# Easter Mass
# 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 13,981 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 22,706 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 34,936 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
# Not In My Name
# Not In My Name

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

Jan 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 16,726 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 81,795 Views 121 Comments

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

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