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# the vatican

17th May 2024
Vatican changes rules on recognising reported visions of Mary and other 'supernatural' phenomena
This year
Concerns over Pope’s health as he misses Good Friday procession in Rome
'Getting ready for the next thousand years': What to expect from conclusion of the Church's Synod
Last year
Aide reads speech for unwell Pope Francis
Pope Francis receiving antibiotics intravenously for lung problem, Vatican says
Pope dismisses conservative US bishop who was prominent critic
‘I don’t give instructions to the Pope’: Higgins on his latest audience with Pope Francis
President Higgins: Israel must not fall into same 'category' as Hamas by breaking international law
President Higgins has private audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican
Hope, fear and change: Inside the Vatican's historic Synod as the first phase comes to an end
‘Often people have told me: “This Synod will not change anything.” Some with hope and some with fear.’
Australian Bishop says it’s a ‘good thing’ Pope spoke out in support of same-sex blessings
President Higgins Rome visit to include Pope Francis meeting and World Food Forum address
An historic Synod is taking place in the Vatican, but what is a 'Synod' and why is it important?
Pope Francis to leave hospital after eating pizza with staff and responding well to antibiotics
Pope Francis had 'good night' in hospital after being admitted for respiratory infection
All time
'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy
Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral
President Higgins leads Ireland's tributes as Archbishop Oscar Romero becomes a saint
Murdered archbishop Óscar Romero is to be made a saint by the Vatican
They've shared sharp words in the past, but today Donald Trump met Pope Francis
Controversial Roman Catholic group Opus Dei names its new leader
Argentina's "cowboy priest" to become country's first saint after performing two "miracles"
Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims
Pope Francis says Christians should apologise to gay people
The Pope has dropped the biggest hint yet that he's coming to Ireland in 2018
A year after my historic meeting with Pope Francis, progress in Rome has been achingly slow
Mark Vincent Healy
People are only raging that the Pope definitely hasn't seen Father Ted
Pope Francis recognises Palestinian statehood, and Israel isn't pleased
A topless woman tried to steal the Baby Jesus out of the Vatican's crib
Government to reopen Vatican embassy, 26 months after closing it
These two former popes will be made saints in April next year
Pope's deputy says celibacy is 'not a dogma of the Church'
Two miracles later and Pope John Paul II is on his way to sainthood
10 first-day fears Pope Francis is probably experiencing
President Higgins and Michael Noonan to attend Pope Francis's inauguration
Column: So the Pope has joined Twitter. What will he learn there?
Tony Flannery
Pictures: Pope launches final volume of Jesus' biography
Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
Michael Freeman