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Friday 9 June 2023 Dublin: 13°C

# Pope Visit

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# angry feedback
'Pure sectarian hatred' or 'totally biased pro-Catholic coverage': Complaints to RTÉ over papal visit
Documents released show that RTÉ received nearly 1,000 pieces of “feedback” over its coverage.
# pearly gates
The Phoenix Park reopens at 4pm today - over 15 hours ahead of schedule
The restrictions on entrance to the park were to remain closed until 7am tomorrow.
# Powerless
Nearly 200 student gardaí will patrol the Papal visit - but they won't be able to actually arrest anyone
These students have no powers of arrest and can not carry out any official tasks that gardaí are permitted to do.
# Pope Visit
Round-the-clock news, live Mass, and a Joe Duffy special: RTÉ reveal schedule for papal visit
The national broadcaster will show over 20 hours of Pope-related coverage across its two channels this weekend.
# Pope Visit
'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit
He also said he was “excited to return” to Ireland, having lived in Dublin previously.
# pope my ride
Meet the new Popemobile - plus how they've changed through the years
A Skoda Rapid, that is.
# mass appeal
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'
The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.
# Pope Visit
Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to
It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.
# Spotlight
'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit
The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.
# Pope Visit
'Morale is on the floor': Defence Forces to be paid just €47.59 per day for extra work during Pope visit
Soldiers have to provide assistance when requested to do so, but groups say they are not being compensated adequately.
# Pope Visit
Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event
He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.
# exodus
With over a week to go, Dublin-bound train tickets for the day of the Pope's mass are nearly sold out
Irish Rail expects all train tickets to the capital on 26 August to be snapped up within days.
# Day of Rest
Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass
The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.
# crack team
This is the crack team that will be protecting the Pope during his Irish visit
The Swiss Guard will be in Dublin with the main man.
# meeting of families
‘Of course’ LGBT couples welcome to volunteer says Archbishop: ‘It’s also a Catholic event’
Full details of the Pope’s participation in the World Meeting of the Families were confirmed today.
# WMOF2018
The Pope's visit has attracted over 2,500 volunteers
The World Meeting of Families is coming to Dublin in August.
# John Paul
How an outbreak of ragwort brought Pope John Paul II to a field in Drogheda
The Grant family’s lives changed forever with just one, simple farming decision.
# Pope
Sixth man arrested in Pope threat
# Pope
Five arrested over plot to harm Pope Benedict
Police say papal visit remains secure and unchanged despite arrests.
# Pope
Pope adviser calls UK a 'Third World country'
One of the Pope’s senior advisers airs his thoughts on Britain’s multicultural society…