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# pope - Monday 23 March, 2015

Nuns let out of convent to meet Pope. All hell breaks loose! Holy Show This post contains videos

# pope - Sunday 15 March, 2015

# pope - Friday 13 March, 2015

Pope Francis says he 'doesn't mind' being Pope but misses pizza

He also revealed that his time as Pope will be short.

# pope - Friday 13 February, 2015

Not having children a "selfish" act, says the Pope

It’s the latest in a series of candid pronouncements from the pontiff.

# pope - Friday 6 February, 2015

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children? Corporal Punishment This post contains a poll

Poll: Is it ever okay to smack your children?

The Pope says it is, sometimes.

Pope says smacking children is okay -- as long as their dignity is maintained

Pope Francis said a good father should be able to “correct with firmness”.

# pope - Tuesday 20 January, 2015

No need for Catholics to "breed like rabbits" --- Pope Francis

The Pope has been defending the Church’s stance on artificial contraception.

# pope - Friday 16 January, 2015

Don't panic, World War III hasn't actually started

Hackers used Twitter accounts of major news organisations to claim the US and China were firing missiles at one another. They’re definitely not.

Insult my mother? Expect a punch --- Pope Francis

The Pope was speaking to reporters about the Paris terror attacks on his way to the Philippines.

# pope - Monday 12 January, 2015

Pope on Paris attacks: People become 'enslaved to deviant forms of religion'

Pope Francis’ comments come as France’s deploys up to 10,000 security services to prevent further attacks.

# pope - Monday 29 December, 2014

Man who shot Pope John Paul II kicked out of Italy

It comes two days after he paid a surprise visit to the late pope’s grave.

# pope - Friday 12 December, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven A Dog's Life

Pope Francis: All dogs do go to heaven

The Pope has said that heaven is “open to all of God’s creatures”.

# pope - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Catch up as you wake up.

# pope - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Pope sacked church official for selling annulments

The official was charging around €8,000.

# pope - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'

The pontiff said that the Big Bang theory is not inconsistent with Catholic teachings.

# pope - Sunday 19 October, 2014

Bishops reject Pope's plans for opening doors to gays and divorcees

The move is a blow to Pope Francis.

# pope - Sunday 21 September, 2014

Pope Francis: Religion can never justify violence

He said that Albania was an “inspiring example” of religious harmony.

# pope - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

The Pope's next social media move? An ex Tory MP and an Irish priest will be advising him

Monsignor Paul Tighe and Chris Patten will be part of an 11 person team tasked with modernising Pope Francis’s media strategy.

# pope - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow

The meeting will take place in the Pope’s private residence at the Vatican.

# pope - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Israeli and Palestinian leaders agree to Pope's attempt to revive peace talks

Pope Francis has invited Mahmoud Abbas Shimon Peres to the Vatican.

# pope - Sunday 11 May, 2014

Pope tells priests to be nicer to their congregations

Pope Francis also said that the church shouldn’t be obsessed with abortion, contraception and gay marriage.

# pope - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Ireland is reopening its Vatican Embassy, here's the new Ambassador...

Emma Madigan will be in charge of Ireland’s slimmed down presence in the Holy See.

# pope - Friday 2 May, 2014

From The42 Pope Francis warns against money in football Greed

Pope Francis warns against money in football

“Football is a big business now because of advertising, television, et cetera. But the economic factor must not prevail over the sporting one.”

# pope - Tuesday 29 April, 2014

From The42 A player will read an anti-racism message from Pope Francis before the World Cup opener Well Holy God

A player will read an anti-racism message from Pope Francis before the World Cup opener

The Brazilian president announced the decision today.

# pope - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

# pope - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Can't make it to Rome? You can watch John Paul II's canonisation live in 3D in Drumcondra

Around 5 million people are expected in Rome ahead of the ceremony to make John Paul II and John XXIII saints. If you’re not a fan of the crowds, here are the options…

# pope - Monday 21 April, 2014

Over 150,000 people attended the Pope's Easter mass

He called on the international community to “prevent violence” in Ukraine.

# pope - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Pope Francis gives two kids a lift on the PopeMobile and has the craic with them

“I was really excited. That never happens!”.

# pope - Friday 11 April, 2014

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Pope Francis personally asks for forgiveness for child sex abuse by priests

He said he would not take one step back in regards to how abusers are dealt with and the sanctions that must be imposed.

# pope - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Column: Bold gestures are necessary for a genuinely inclusive Northern Ireland

As President Michael D Higgins takes part in an historic trip to the UK, we should reflect on what other valuable gestures could help heal old wounds, writes David McCann.

# pope - Monday 7 April, 2014

Gun used in attempted assassination on Pope John Paul II goes on exhibit

Italy’s justice ministry has loaned the museum the gun, a Browning 9mm, for three years.

# pope - Wednesday 2 April, 2014

Vatican turns to social media as two popes - including John Paul II - to be made saints

Millions of people are expected to attend the mass later this month at which the two popes will be canonised.

# pope - Friday 21 March, 2014

"Stop doing evil": Pope Francis takes on the mafia

“Men and women of the mafia… change your way of life. Stop doing evil, convert,” he said.

# pope - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Which country consumes the most wine per capita?

Guessed France? Guess again.

# pope - Thursday 6 February, 2014

"Nice to eat you": Pope meets his chocolate double

The life-size chocolate Pope was crafted by amateur chocolatiers.

# pope - Wednesday 5 February, 2014

Holy roller: Pope's Harley to be sold at auction

No chance of a “Heaven’s Angels” gang, so.

# pope - Thursday 30 January, 2014

Vial thieves 'threw away' John Paul II's blood

Reports say the thieves did not understand the value of the relic.

# pope - Sunday 26 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow The Birds

Peace doves released by the Pope are immediately attacked by a seagull and crow

Tens of thousands of people watched in horror in St. Peter’s Square.

# pope - Friday 24 January, 2014

Blast at church in Rome ahead of Francois Hollande visit

The French President is due to meet with the Pope for the first time later today amid deep divisions in France over issues like abortion and gay marriage.