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# rome - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation
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# Home Sweet Home

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

Apr 30th 2013, 6:55 AM 14,409 Views 36 Comments

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

# rome - Sunday 28 April, 2013

Update: Shooting outside premier's office in Italy
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# Breaking

Update: Shooting outside premier's office in Italy

Apr 28th 2013, 10:52 AM 6,407 Views 108 Comments

One man was arrested and two police officers injured in the incident.

# rome - Thursday 25 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 25th 2013, 1:10 PM 9,175 Views 101 Comments

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

# rome - Friday 5 April, 2013

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth
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# Bumper To Bumper

Dublin now the 11th most congested city in Europe, down from sixth

Apr 5th 2013, 8:58 AM 8,416 Views 41 Comments

Moscow in Russia is the most congested city in the world.

# rome - Friday 29 March, 2013

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony
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# New Job

Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony

Mar 29th 2013, 5:09 PM 11,291 Views 55 Comments

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

Photos: Exhibition examines daily lives destroyed by Vesuvius
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# Pompeii

Photos: Exhibition examines daily lives destroyed by Vesuvius

Mar 29th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,643 Views 4 Comments

The exhibition in the British Museum in central London seeks to shed light on the everyday lives of the people killed in Pompeii and Herculaneum in 79AD.

# rome - Tuesday 26 March, 2013

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox
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# Meredith Kercher

Italy court orders retrial for Amanda Knox

Mar 26th 2013, 9:42 AM 20,869 Views 87 Comments

Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito were acquitted on appeal in 2011 for the killing of Meredith Kercher – but now face a retrial.

# rome - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration
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# Pope Francis

In Pictures: Pope Francis' inauguration

Mar 19th 2013, 12:33 PM 7,392 Views 40 Comments

In his address to the nearly 200,000 pilgrims the newly elected pope promised to embrace the “poorest, the weakest” of humanity.

LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass at the Vatican
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# Vatican

LIVE: Pope Francis celebrates his inaugural Mass at the Vatican

Mar 19th 2013, 8:13 AM 4,365 Views 16 Comments

Watch live proceedings from St Peter’s Square as Pope Francis formally commences his pontificate.

World leaders flock to Rome for Pope Francis' inauguration
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# Pope Francis

World leaders flock to Rome for Pope Francis' inauguration

Mar 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 4,503 Views 19 Comments

City authorities are preparing for an influx of up to a million people to the city for the inaugural mass this morning.

# rome - Sunday 17 March, 2013

‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation
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From The42
# Italian Lessons

‘Bit of a mixed bag’ – Captain Heaslip reflects on Irish capitulation

Mar 17th 2013, 8:10 AM 11,438 Views 33 Comments

Ireland finished the Six Nations campaign with just one win from five matches.

# rome - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Grassroots Rugby In The Rain Picture Of The Day
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# Heave

Grassroots Rugby In The Rain Picture Of The Day

Mar 16th 2013, 5:00 PM 1,558 Views 0 Comments

Garryowen took on Old Belvedere at Anglesea Road today.

Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave
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# Il Papa

Pope Francis gives rare insight into what happened at conclave

Mar 16th 2013, 1:11 PM 20,218 Views 130 Comments

The new pope said today he wants “a poor Church for the poor” and spoke about how his name was inspired by St Francis of Assisi.

# rome - Friday 15 March, 2013

The Ordinary Pontiff: Pope Francis pays hotel bill, carries his own luggage
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# Pope Francis

The Ordinary Pontiff: Pope Francis pays hotel bill, carries his own luggage

Mar 15th 2013, 8:09 AM 18,878 Views 104 Comments

Francis brushed off years of tradition and formality with a remarkable break in style, sending a message that he will reject many of the trappings enjoyed by the now-retired Benedict XVI.

# rome - Thursday 14 March, 2013

Tears, cheers and prayers as the Vatican reveals new pope
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# White Smoke

Tears, cheers and prayers as the Vatican reveals new pope

Mar 14th 2013, 12:07 PM 6,050 Views 62 Comments

IN PICTURES: Twenty reactions to the election of the New World’s first pope.

# rome - Wednesday 13 March, 2013

Jorge Bergoglio's first words as Pope Francis
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# Pope Francis

Jorge Bergoglio's first words as Pope Francis

Mar 13th 2013, 10:47 PM 18,915 Views 145 Comments

Here is the 76-year-old’s first speech in full.

The new Pope's a football hipster, supports Buenos Aires side San Lorenzo
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# New Guy

The new Pope's a football hipster, supports Buenos Aires side San Lorenzo

Mar 13th 2013, 8:20 PM 3,035 Views 1 Comment

No heavyweights like River Plate for the new Pontiff.

# rome - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring
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# Need To Know

The Evening Fix… now with added missing engagement ring

Mar 12th 2013, 7:59 PM 13,672 Views 5 Comments

Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins
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# Conclave

Centuries-old rituals to be carried out as conclave begins

Mar 12th 2013, 8:36 AM 7,137 Views 73 Comments

Cardinals will be sworn in with a solemn oath that threatens anyone who reveals the deliberations of the conclave with instant excommunication.

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?
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# White Smoke

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?

Mar 12th 2013, 6:30 AM 20,337 Views 61 Comments

There are currently 209 members of the College of Cardinals – but only 115 of them get a vote in choosing the new pontiff.

# rome - Monday 11 March, 2013

Ireland camp: Injury situation is GUBU, but Sexton 'a safe bet' for Rome
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From The42
# 6 Nations

Ireland camp: Injury situation is GUBU, but Sexton 'a safe bet' for Rome

Mar 11th 2013, 3:08 PM 8,982 Views 22 Comments

The Ireland camp are counting the available bodies at Carton House.

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks
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# Pre-conclave

Frontrunners emerge in last day of pre-conclave talks

Mar 11th 2013, 1:45 PM 9,052 Views 38 Comments

One of the cardinals in contention, Timothy Dolan, told an interviewer that anyone mentioning him as a candidate must be “smoking marijuana”.

# rome - Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional
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# Opinion

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional

Mar 4th 2013, 8:00 AM 36 Views 88 Comments

As we await the election of a new pope, Fr Tony Flannery believes that it is being increasingly accepted that the Vatican is in urgent need of reform.

# rome - Friday 1 March, 2013

Ex-militant killed in Rome security van shoot-out
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# Shoot-out

Ex-militant killed in Rome security van shoot-out

Mar 1st 2013, 7:16 PM 5,146 Views 2 Comments

The gunfire sparked panic in a busy area of the centre close to Santa Maria Maggiore, a major basilica popular with visiting pilgrims.

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope
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# Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

Mar 1st 2013, 11:32 AM 5,088 Views 35 Comments

The tweets from the @pontifex Twitter account have been removed, with the account dormant awaiting a new pontiff.

# rome - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church
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# Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

Feb 28th 2013, 7:10 PM 9,119 Views 131 Comments

Cardinals will now meet to elect a successor, while the 85-year-old former Joseph Ratzinger will be known as ‘Pope Emeritus’.

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight
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# All Over

Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight

Feb 28th 2013, 8:03 AM 4,216 Views 67 Comments

The pontiff will depart the Vatican later today to spend the next few months at the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo before he returns to the Vatican permanently to live a life of prayer and academic research.

# rome - Wednesday 27 February, 2013

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope
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# Arrivederci

Benedict XVI holds final address before stepping down as pope

Feb 27th 2013, 12:27 PM 4,698 Views 70 Comments

The 85-year-old enjoys an emotional sendoff, explaining his reasons for retiring and taking a final tour of St Peter’s Square.

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure
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# One Last Time

Pope to hold his final Vatican audience ahead of departure

Feb 27th 2013, 8:14 AM 2,942 Views 79 Comments

Details of Pope Benedict’s life after his reign ends have emerged and include him swapping his trademark red shoes for a brown pair. His Fisherman’s Ring will also be destroyed.

# rome - Monday 25 February, 2013

Italian turnout drops in key national election
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# General Elections

Italian turnout drops in key national election

Feb 25th 2013, 8:02 AM 2,301 Views 2 Comments

Leading the electoral field is Pier Luigi Bersani who supported tough measures pushed by incumbent Premier Mario Monti.

# rome - Sunday 24 February, 2013

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer
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# Pope Benedict XVI

Pope not 'abandoning the Church' as 100,000 attend Sunday prayer

Feb 24th 2013, 3:39 PM 4,382 Views 105 Comments

An emotional Pope Benedict XVI has delivered his last Sunday prayer in St Peter’s Square in Rome.

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report
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# Cardinal

Britain's top Catholic in 'inappropriate acts' row: report

Feb 24th 2013, 2:45 PM 9,952 Views 52 Comments

Cardinal Keith O’Brien is due to vote on Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.

# rome - Saturday 23 February, 2013

6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside
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6 Nations: Wales stay on championship track after swatting Italy aside

Feb 23rd 2013, 4:25 PM 1,510 Views 0 Comments

The defending champions look revived after their victory in France last time out.

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation
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# Catholic Church

Pope Benedict will remain in 'spiritual proximity' after his resignation

Feb 23rd 2013, 12:35 PM 5,097 Views 69 Comments

Speaking ahead of his resignation next week, Pope Benedict XVI said that God’s beauty was “constantly contradicted by the evil of this world, by suffering and by corruption.”

# rome - Sunday 17 February, 2013

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers
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# Pope Resigns

Pope calls for Catholic Church to 'renew' as thousands flock to prayers

Feb 17th 2013, 3:55 PM 17,116 Views 139 Comments

The Vatican said over 50,000 people had turned out to see the pope for his Sunday Angelus, while local authorities put the number at over 100,000.

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too
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# Opinion

Column: Pope Benedict saw sense by retiring early, John Paul II should have too

Feb 17th 2013, 7:00 AM 84 Views 62 Comments

We need a pope that will listen to the wider church and wider world, writes Fr Seamus Ahearne, who reflects on the previous two popes’ achievements and failures.

# rome - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last
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# White Smoke

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

Feb 12th 2013, 3:10 PM 51,467 Views 87 Comments

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# rome - Monday 11 February, 2013

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI
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# The Pope

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

Feb 11th 2013, 12:44 PM 8,786 Views 21 Comments

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

# rome - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor
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# Vatican

Vatican receives around 600 abuse cases every year, says prosecutor

Feb 6th 2013, 8:43 PM 3,824 Views 14 Comments

The Vatican’s new chief prosecutor said many of the cases date back to the 1960s, 70s and 80s.

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover
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# Volcano

Work (finally) begins on Pompeii's €105 million makeover

Feb 6th 2013, 3:33 PM 13,582 Views 14 Comments

The Roman city has come to symbolise the decades of mismanagement of many of Italy’s cultural treasures.