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#Pope

# pope - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

Nearly 10,000 sign petition calling on pro-LGBT priest to to be disinvited from Dublin papal event

Father James Martin has long advocated the benefits of having LGBT people in the church.

# pope - Monday 6 August, 2018

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park

Irish Rail has also laid on special services from Westport, Ballina and Athlone to/from Claremorris for the Knock shrine event on Sunday 26 August.

# pope - Sunday 5 August, 2018

Taoiseach says he will raise clerical abuse with Pope if he gets opportunity

Pope Francis is travelling to Ireland later this month for two days to take part in the World Meetings of Families.

# pope - Thursday 2 August, 2018

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# pope - Sunday 29 July, 2018

# pope - Saturday 28 July, 2018

South Dublin Council won't be flying the Vatican flag, but this Texaco is

Councillors voted down a motion to fly the papal flag over county hall during the Pope’s visit in August.

# pope - Friday 27 July, 2018

4,000 Eucharistic ministers who are 'steady on their feet' needed for Pope's Mass

Pope Francis is set to celebrate Mass at the Phoenix Park next month.

# pope - Thursday 26 July, 2018

Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics says it feels “completely ignored” by the World Meeting of Families.

# pope - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

Poll: Will you apply for a ticket to see the Pope's Mass in the Phoenix Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you apply for a ticket to see the Pope's Mass in the Phoenix Park?

Tickets will be free of charge when they become available.

# pope - Monday 11 June, 2018

‘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.

# pope - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit

There are fears that the cuts will create a more dangerous work environment for officers.

# pope - Saturday 19 May, 2018

If you were named John Paul after the Pope's 1979 visit, RTÉ is looking for you

RTÉ are doing a documentary about ‘John Pauls’ named the year after the Pope’s visit in 1979.

# pope - Sunday 1 April, 2018

One fifth of the population plan to attend Pope Francis mass in Phoenix Park

Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at a mass on 26 August.

# pope - Thursday 29 March, 2018

Gardai fear they won't be able to properly police Pope's visit this year

The Pope is due to visit in August.

# pope - Monday 26 March, 2018

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Bishop of Dromore John McAreavey

The former Bishop of Raphoe, Philip Boyce, has been named as McAreavey’s replacement.

# pope - Wednesday 21 March, 2018

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend the Pope's mass in Phoenix Park?

Pope Francis will be in Ireland in August.

# pope - Monday 5 February, 2018

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

# pope - Monday 25 December, 2017

Taoiseach says government at Vatican's 'disposal' for Pope Francis visit

Next year’s Pope Francis visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million.

# pope - Sunday 10 December, 2017

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you like to attend the Pope's mass in Ireland?

Pope Francis is set to visit the country next year.

# pope - Friday 1 December, 2017

'We want him to help us': Pope to meet with group of Rohingya refugees

The 16 refugees, including two children and one woman, are among more than 600,000 who have fled an army-led crackdown in their home state

# pope - Tuesday 28 November, 2017

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar amid tense Rohingya crisis

Ethnic hatred has driven huge numbers of Muslim Rohingya from the country.

# pope - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican

The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.

# pope - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Pope Francis has criticised Europe's low birth rates at a bishops' conference

In 2014 Pope Francis described the EU as a “grandmother, no longer fertile and vibrant”.

# pope - Sunday 24 September, 2017

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

# pope - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pope Francis has a black eye after falling in his popemobile

The 266th pope was on the final leg of his visit to Colombia when he was injured.

# pope - Wednesday 30 August, 2017

Three months after Trump snub, Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope

Spicer was not included in an audience earlier this year.

# pope - Tuesday 11 July, 2017

It's official: You no longer have to perform a miracle to become a saint

Christians who are sainted through martyrdom are the only ones exempt from being involved in a miracle.

# pope - Monday 22 May, 2017

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

# pope - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

# pope - Saturday 6 May, 2017

The Pope just got 40 new soldiers

Swiss Guards swear to sacrifice themselves if necessary for the Pope.

# pope - Saturday 15 April, 2017

'We turn towards you with eyes lowered in shame': Pope blasts migrant suffering in Easter prayer

The pontiff also hit out at the scandals which have rocked the Catholic Church.

# pope - Thursday 30 March, 2017

Vatican confirms Pope Francis to visit Ireland, almost 40 years after John Paul II

The Taoiseach announced the trip in November.

# pope - Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Pope tells young people to resist 'false' social media and reality TV

“Be the protagonists of your history; decide your own future.”

# pope - Wednesday 1 March, 2017

Abuse survivor Marie Collins resigns from Vatican commission

Collins said that some members of the Vatican hierarchy were unwilling to make changes.

# pope - Wednesday 22 February, 2017

Polish prosecutors investigate play that features sex scenes with statue of Saint John Paul II

The Roman Catholic Church in Poland has slammed the play as being “blasphemous”.

# pope - Sunday 29 January, 2017

'The Church is in a state of utter collapse': Irish priests at odds with Vatican speak out

Fr Tony Flannery and Fr Sean McDonagh have sharply criticised how the Vatican treats clergy and, in particular, women.

# pope - Monday 2 January, 2017

Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that

The Pope made his position clear in a letter to bishops.

# pope - Thursday 22 December, 2016

The Pope wants more women put in top Church jobs

He says he wants more than a “face lift” within the Church.

# pope - Tuesday 29 November, 2016

The last time a Pope visited there were fears he would be assassinated

A memo released in 2009 says the Pope was at greatest risk from a sniper attack during motorcades.

# pope - Sunday 30 October, 2016

Poll: If the Pope does visit Ireland in 2018, will you go see him? Papal Attraction This post contains a poll

Poll: If the Pope does visit Ireland in 2018, will you go see him?

Ireland’s Catholic Bishops have extended an invite to the Pope to visit here in August 2018.