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# The Pope

    # Vatican
    Pope Francis dismisses resignation rumours
    Francis also said he hopes to visit Moscow and Kyiv.
    # Catholicism
    Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral
    Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.
    # Road closures
    Taoiseach's constituency office contacted DCC over objections to Papal visit
    An objection sent to the Taoiseach said road closures inflicted ‘unnecessary hardship on local residents’.
    # Clerical Abuse
    'We ask pardon for all the abuses' Pope Francis tells Mass in unscripted remarks
    He has been criticised for not going far enough in his comments this weekend.
    # cross-town traffic
    'Steady flow' arriving in Phoenix Park after a very, very wet start to the day
    It was VERY wet. Even so, some pilgrims were here securing the best spots by 9.30.
    # Papal Visit
    'Welcome to Pope Francis ... but' - Ha'penny Bridge demonstration marks pope's arrival
    People were demonstrating about LGBT issues, women’s ordination and clerical abuse.
    # Rerouted
    Papal traffic restrictions set to hit Monday commuters
    Restrictions around Phoenix Park are to remain in place until 7am on Tuesday.
    # Papal Visit
    Mattie McGrath: People are 'getting sick and tired' of Mary McAleese and she should 'get off the stage'
    The TD says the former president’s frequent criticism of the Catholic Church is ‘getting silly’
    # Divine Intervention
    Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit
    Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday
    # Papal Visit
    Pope will meet survivors of clerical sex abuse during his Irish visit, Vatican says
    Details of the meeting will not be announced until after it is over.
    # Clerical Abuse
    'Survivors are tired of meaningless apologies': One in Four critical of Pope letter
    The Pope arrives in Ireland on Saturday.
    # In Memory
    Names of 796 Tuam Babies written on white sheets and brought to Galway church
    Erin Darcy says the names of the children should be listed at the grave site.
    # arlene says no
    Arlene Foster turns down invite to see Pope Francis, cites holiday plans
    The DUP leader says she ‘regretfully’ can’t attend the event.
    # We Are Church
    Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit
    We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.
    # no room at the inn
    Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit
    We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.
    # Papal Visit
    Explainer: What does the Catholic Church's teaching on homosexuality actually say?
    Archbishops launching the Papal visit were met with questions about LGBT members – but what’s the official position?
    # The Pope
    500,000 tickets allocated for Pope's mass as full Irish schedule is confirmed
    Details of the August visit have been confirmed this morning.
    # The Pope
    Papal visit: State planning to spend almost €3 million on security staff and equipment
    The Pope is to celebrate Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 26 August.
    # Audience with the Pope
    After being summoned to the Vatican over child sex abuse scandal, all Chilean bishops resign
    The thirty-four bishops tendered their resignations today.
    # The Pope
    Pope Francis to celebrate Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday, 26 August
    The Pope will be in Ireland for the World Meeting of Families.
    # mass attendance
    Would you like to attend a mass by Pope Francis during his Irish visit? Here's what people said...
    Just under half of people said they would in a poll for Claire Byrne Live.
    # korea crisis
    Pope Francis wants to stop 'a world war in parts' over North Korea
    The Pontiff says the international community needs to sit down.
    # edict
    Pope Francis on sex abuse: 'Zero tolerance' means just that
    The Pope made his position clear in a letter to bishops.
    # remember the children
    Pope Francis makes mention of abortion during Christmas message
    The Pontiff asked people to remember those “not allowed to be born”.
    # The Pope
    The Pope was brilliantly photobombed by a happy dog at the Vatican
    This dog is definitely going to heaven.
    # pope-rock
    WATCH: The Edge becomes the first rock musician to play in the Sistine Chapel
    He played a set in the Vatican chapel on Saturday night for the participants of a conference on regenerative medicine.
    # Il Papa Don't Reach
    The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down
    The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.
    # pope's letters
    BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman
    His letters point to intense feelings between the pontiff and the Polish writer.
    # almighty question
    What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer
    It’s part of a children’s book the Pontiff has written.
    # baby pope
    Pope Francis roared laughing at a tiny baby pope and it was simply adorable
    BABY POPE IS EVERYTHING.
    # franno
    The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018
    Dublin is to host the World Meeting of Families.
    # Papal Visit
    Why has the Pope not visited Ireland for nearly 40 years?
    Pope Francis is a busy man.
    # pope brau
    Will Pope Francis try the 9.75% Belgian-style craft beer brewed in his honour?
    A specially brewed craft beer has been tapped up in the Philadelphia seminary he’s staying in.
    # Death Penalty
    The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today
    He gave his views on the death penalty and immigration, amongst other issues.
    # US Visit
    When Francis met Barack: Here's what the Pope spoke about during his White House visit
    Washington is pulling out all the stops for the historic visit.
    # pope frank
    US Catholics have been doing some strange things to prepare for the Pope's visit
    From pop-up pontiffs to Lego Vaticans… Pope Francis fever is gripping the US.
    # separate ways
    What is an annulment and who can get one?
    Pope Francis thinks more of them is a good idea.
    # having a vision
    The Pope was mobbed when he went out to buy glasses
    Pope Francis is long-sighted apparently.
    # pure filth
    The Pope tweeted that the earth is a pile of filth and the internet couldn't stop cracking jokes
    Ah, Twitter.
    # ecumenical matters
    People are only raging that the Pope definitely hasn't seen Father Ted
    He hasn’t watched TV since 1990.
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