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# pope - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New Vatican embassy is about new policies, not new Pope - Gilmore

The new scaled-back presence in the Holy See is about Pope Francis’ view on worldwide poverty and hunger according to the Tánaiste.

Obama to meet Pope Francis in first Vatican visit since 2009

The US President has said he’s “hugely impressed” with the pontiff’s humility and empathy with the poor. Obama will also be paying a visit to Brussels.

# pope - Monday 20 January, 2014

Six Lotto jackpot winners? There's more chance of Bono becoming Pope...

The odds on the draw having six winners are “billions to one” — but it happened on Saturday night.

# pope - Friday 17 January, 2014

Former Pope Benedict defrocked nearly 400 priests in two years for child abuse

Statistics for 2011-12 show a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009.

# pope - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson Born To Be Wild

Pope Francis is auctioning off his Harley-Davidson

Yes, you read that right.

# pope - Monday 30 December, 2013

The 11 biggest international stories of 2013

Here’s what happened around the world in 2013.

# pope - Sunday 29 December, 2013

A coach with balls and well in with Mrs. Thatcher: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

A coach with balls and well in with Mrs. Thatcher: The week in quotes

“It shows contempt for the whole process of accountability and transparency… It is an attempt, in my opinion, to hide something.”

# pope - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

Francis prays for child soldiers “robbed of their childhood”

The new Pope has delivered his first Christmas ‘urbi et orbi’ message.

The 9 at 9: Christmas Day

Good morning. Here are the nine things you need to know as you tear the wrapping from those gifts and contemplate whether it’s too early to have that first Baileys…

# pope - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Pope Francis forms commission to advise on sex abuse

They are tasked with looking at how to protect children from paedophiles, how to better screen men for the priesthood and how to help victims.

# pope - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

How should the Pope do his job? He wants you to tell him

Pope Francis is looking for suggestions on how his role should change, and has called for powers to be taken away from the Vatican.

# pope - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers Aftermath This post contains images

Gallery: GOAL prepares 40 tonnes of aid for the Philippines as Pope leads prayers

GOAL has said that the humanitarian situation caused by Typhoon Haiyan is as bad as anything it had encountered in its 36 year history.

# pope - Tuesday 19 November, 2013

From The Daily Edge 'Selfie' is the international word of the year, so here are our selfies of the year Féinphic

'Selfie' is the international word of the year, so here are our selfies of the year

Papal selfies, astronaut selfies, Obama selfies… they’re all here.

# pope - Wednesday 30 October, 2013

Even the Pope has had his phone tapped by the US says Italian magazine

The NSA snooped on Jorge Mario Bergoglio’s residence in the Vatican before he was elected as Pope Francis in March according to Panorama magazine.

And the Forbes world's most powerful person is...

It’s a man who is known to take his top off when hunting and fishing and has caused controversy this year with anti-gay laws.

From The Daily Edge Pope Francis allows little boy to crash the stage at the Vatican Boy In Yellow

Pope Francis allows little boy to crash the stage at the Vatican

The Pope made a new friend during an event for families in St Peter’s Square.

# pope - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Pope accepts resignation of Irish bishop on health grounds

Three years ago William Lee apologised for not withdrawing a priest accused of sexual abuse from ministry immediately.

# pope - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Former Pope Benedict says he never tried to cover up child abuse

A long-distance dialogue between the former pope and a mathematician has provoked reaction around the world.

# pope - Saturday 14 September, 2013

This nearly 30-year-old car is set to replace the Popemobile*

*Well, the Pope will drive it around the Vatican, at least.

# pope - Thursday 12 September, 2013

Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'

The recently appointed Vatican Secretary of State said that the issue is a great challenge for the Pope.

# pope - Saturday 31 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Saturday

Today everyone’s talking about the death at Electric picnic, woman found dead in Navan and 1913 Lockout.

# pope - Wednesday 21 August, 2013

Benedict XVI: 'God told me to resign'

He is also quoted as saying that the “charisma” shown by his successor Pope Francis showed that the resignation was “God’s will”.

# pope - Monday 29 July, 2013

Pope: Who am I to judge gay people?

Pope Francis also urged a greater role for women in the church.

# pope - Sunday 28 July, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everybody’s talking about garda behaviour at the 2010 student protest, injuries at Croagh Patrick and continued violence in Egypt.

PHOTOS: Millions flock to Rio beach for Pope Francis' farewell mass

The pope has been in Brazil since Monday for a trip aimed at re-energising his flock.

# pope - Thursday 25 July, 2013

Complaint over Drivetime "rant of hate" about Pope resolved

A listener had objected to a feature about the former Pope, Pope Benedict, on the week he resigned.

# pope - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

Pope: Resist 'idols' of money, power, pleasure

The Pope made the comment during a visit to one of the most important shrines in Latin America.

Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests Pope Francis This post contains images

Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests

Despite his popularity, the pope has faced protests over the $53 million spent on organising his visit and World Youth Day.

# pope - Monday 22 July, 2013

Pope Francis heads to Brazil to say mass on Copacabana beach

This is his first trip abroad since becoming pontiff.

# pope - Sunday 7 July, 2013

The Catholic Church shouldn't fear structural renewal – Pope Francis

Pope Francis has called for structural renewal in the Catholic church to keep up with the times – but also advised priests and nuns to shun costly trappings so they can use more resources to help the poor.

# pope - Friday 5 July, 2013

Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to be made saints

The long road to sainthood normally requires two confirmed miracles, however, John XXIII only has one.

# pope - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Pope names commission of inquiry into Vatican Bank

The commission will investigate the bank’s legal structure and the activities of the secretive financial institution.

# pope - Friday 10 May, 2013

Fake pope held in Rome for looking like John Paul II

It’s a (very) minor crime. Who knew?

# pope - Wednesday 1 May, 2013

From The Daily Edge Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese Surplice Effort

Girl dressed as 'Naked Pope' angers Catholic diocese

The student reportedly shaved her pubic hair into the shape of a cross while handing out condoms.

# pope - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation

The Pope Emeritus is likely to return to the Vatican on Thursday, a spokesman for the Holy See said.

# pope - Thursday 25 April, 2013

RTÉ News chief 'satisified' with €167,000 cost of Pope coverage

Kevin Bakhurst said the cost of covering the change of Pope was €100,000 less than on the last occasion in 2005.

# pope - Monday 15 April, 2013

Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland

It’s almost 14 metres high, made out of fibreglass, and weighs five tonnes.

# pope - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

The pope has attended the Passion of Christ in St Peter’s Basilica ahead of a torch-lit procession at the Colosseum later tonight.

# pope - Saturday 23 March, 2013

Video: Pope Francis in unprecedented meeting with predecessor Benedict

The two men prayed after Pope Francis arrived at ‘Emeritus Pope’ Benedict’s lakeside residence in Castel Gandolfo earlier today in what was an historic rendezvous.

Column: Get 'white smoked' for the top job

Trying to move up the corporate ladder is always a competitive process – use professional social networking to help yourself stand out, writes Robert Mac Giolla Phadrig.