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# vatican - Friday 20 November, 2015

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'
# Rigid Priests
# Rigid Priests

Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest'

Nov 20th 2015, 9:01 PM 24,272 Views 75 Comments

“I’m scared of rigid priests. I keep away from them. They bite!”

# vatican - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade"
# Papa Humbug
# Papa Humbug

Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade"

Nov 19th 2015, 9:01 PM 20,415 Views 139 Comments

He’s absolutely dreading it this year, apparently.

# vatican - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

The Vatican says the Pope does NOT have a brain tumour

The Vatican says the Pope does NOT have a brain tumour

Oct 21st 2015, 9:50 AM 12,412 Views 23 Comments

Despite what the Italian media are saying.

# vatican - Tuesday 13 October, 2015

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis
# Cloak And Dagger
# Cloak And Dagger

Is 'Vatileaks' back? Machivellian cardinals are plotting against Pope Francis

Oct 13th 2015, 1:56 PM 10,537 Views 33 Comments

A letter signed 13 by conservative cardinals accused the church of engineering procedures in favour of liberals.

# vatican - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers
# Not Amused
# Not Amused

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers

Oct 3rd 2015, 3:54 PM 23,194 Views 94 Comments

Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.

# vatican - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?
# Year Of Mercy
# Year Of Mercy

What do you make of the Pope's advice to priests on abortion?

Sep 1st 2015, 11:59 PM 23,334 Views 214 Comments

Pope Francis has called on priests to pardon women who have abortions, and the doctors who perform them

# vatican - Friday 28 August, 2015

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys
# Jozef Wesolowski
# Jozef Wesolowski

Former Archbishop dies before trial for abusing boys

Aug 28th 2015, 10:53 AM 13,554 Views 48 Comments

The former archbishop died overnight, the Vatican has announced today.

# vatican - Saturday 8 August, 2015

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years
# Joseph Zhang Yilin
# Joseph Zhang Yilin

China has just got its first Catholic bishop in three years

Aug 8th 2015, 9:30 AM 6,412 Views 13 Comments

“I’m glad he is becoming our bishop. He has a very deep faith and I know he will be able to accomplish his ministry well.”

# vatican - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Pope Francis comes clean on his drug use (but the answer isn't hugely surprising)
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope Francis comes clean on his drug use (but the answer isn't hugely surprising)

Jul 14th 2015, 8:22 AM 24,097 Views 22 Comments

He sticks to his tea instead.

# vatican - Saturday 11 July, 2015

"Sudden illness" of former Vatican official before trial for sexual abuse
# Papel Matter
# Papel Matter

"Sudden illness" of former Vatican official before trial for sexual abuse

Jul 11th 2015, 5:45 PM 16,922 Views 0 Comments

Jozef Wesolowski was admitted yesterday after coming down with a “sudden illness”.

# vatican - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is "a defeat for humanity"
# No From Us
# No From Us

The Vatican thinks the referendum result is "a defeat for humanity"

May 27th 2015, 8:28 AM 23,275 Views 193 Comments

The comments were made by Cardinal Parolin, the top diplomat in the Vatican – second only to Pope Francis himself.

# vatican - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary
# Tuning Out
# Tuning Out

The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary

May 26th 2015, 9:13 AM 12,534 Views 42 Comments

He says TV isn’t for him, but he still keeps up with the football.

# vatican - Thursday 21 May, 2015

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim
# Catholic Church
# Catholic Church

The Vatican's finance chief denies trying to bribe sexual abuse victim

May 21st 2015, 6:14 PM 9,324 Views 37 Comments

The claim was made by a man who was abused from the age of 11.

# vatican - Friday 1 May, 2015

Man hangs up on Pope Francis thinking it's a joke phone call
# Hello Is It Me You're Looking For
# Hello Is It Me You're Looking For

Man hangs up on Pope Francis thinking it's a joke phone call

May 1st 2015, 8:00 PM 21,612 Views 28 Comments

Well you would, wouldn’t you.

# vatican - Thursday 23 April, 2015

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future
# Opinion
# Opinion

If the Catholic church doesn't urgently signal a change in attitude, I fear for its future

Apr 23rd 2015, 8:00 AM 796 Views 134 Comments

Representative of the church must meaningfully alter responses toward women, LGBT people, and those in second relationships, writes Fr Tony Flannery.

# vatican - Monday 13 April, 2015

A massive row is brewing between Turkey and the Vatican
# Genocide
# Genocide

A massive row is brewing between Turkey and the Vatican

Apr 13th 2015, 7:54 AM 14,036 Views 71 Comments

Pope Francis referred to the mass murder of Armenians 100 years ago as a “genocide”.

# vatican - Sunday 15 March, 2015

Mary McAleese: 'Pope Francis carries a residual element of misogyny'
# Speaking Out
# Speaking Out

Mary McAleese: 'Pope Francis carries a residual element of misogyny'

Mar 15th 2015, 7:30 AM 23,167 Views 73 Comments

She likes him though.

# vatican - Friday 27 February, 2015

Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time
# Burial
# Burial

Homeless man buried in Vatican cemetery reserved for senior priests for the first time

Feb 27th 2015, 6:12 AM 15,397 Views 43 Comments

It’s usually reserved for Teutonic clerics.

# vatican - Monday 9 February, 2015

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it
# Warm Reception
# Warm Reception

Pope Francis stops by a shanty town for a surprise visit and the people love it

Feb 9th 2015, 8:14 PM 15,306 Views 52 Comments

Many of the town’s inhabitants were from South America.

# vatican - Saturday 27 December, 2014

The topless woman who tried to steal Baby Jesus out of the Vatican’s crib has been released
# Femen
# Femen

The topless woman who tried to steal Baby Jesus out of the Vatican’s crib has been released

Dec 27th 2014, 2:41 PM 26,378 Views 46 Comments

Ukrainian Iana Azhdanova was arrested and taken into custody on Thursday after she snatched the figurine.

# vatican - Saturday 6 December, 2014

The Vatican has found hundreds of millions of euro "tucked away"
# One Big Couch
# One Big Couch

The Vatican has found hundreds of millions of euro "tucked away"

Dec 6th 2014, 2:32 PM 28,104 Views 114 Comments

As you do, like.

# vatican - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

Pope sacked church official for selling annulments
# You're Fired
# You're Fired

Pope sacked church official for selling annulments

Nov 5th 2014, 7:44 PM 16,033 Views 32 Comments

The official was charging around €8,000.

# vatican - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'
# Criticism
# Criticism

Vatican official calls Brittany Maynard's assisted suicide 'wicked'

Nov 4th 2014, 10:00 PM 31,208 Views 212 Comments

The 29-year-old was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer earlier this year.

# vatican - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Pope backs evolution theory, says 'God doesn't have a magic wand'
# Big Bang Theory
# Big Bang Theory

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

Oct 28th 2014, 8:11 PM 26,446 Views 163 Comments

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

# vatican - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Bayern's performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis
# Divine Inspiration
From The42
# Divine Inspiration

Bayern's performance last night impressed many, including Pope Francis

Oct 22nd 2014, 5:56 PM 2,883 Views 0 Comments

The German club need all the help they can get, don’t they?

# vatican - Sunday 19 October, 2014

12 times Pope Francis was incredibly patient on windy days
# Mantle
From The Daily Edge
# Mantle

12 times Pope Francis was incredibly patient on windy days

Oct 19th 2014, 3:45 PM 5,924 Views 2 Comments

It’s fine, I’ll wait.

# vatican - Monday 13 October, 2014

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of
# Catholic Teaching
# Catholic Teaching

The Vatican has suggested it's ready to welcome gay people... sort of

Oct 13th 2014, 10:57 PM 21,593 Views 82 Comments

A document released by the Vatican today asks if it can welcome gay people “without compromising Catholic doctrine on the family and matrimony”.

# vatican - Thursday 9 October, 2014

Pope Francis!
# Two Fingers
From The Daily Edge
# Two Fingers

Pope Francis!

Oct 9th 2014, 7:37 AM 3,556 Views 3 Comments

Naughty!

# vatican - Saturday 20 September, 2014

Security upped at the Vatican amid fears of an attack
# Terrorism
# Terrorism

Security upped at the Vatican amid fears of an attack

Sep 20th 2014, 10:58 AM 11,096 Views 168 Comments

Iraq’s ambassador to the Holy See said the threats against the pope are credible.

# vatican - Thursday 17 July, 2014

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis
# Child Abuse
# Child Abuse

Opinion: I became the first male survivor of Irish clerical sexual abuse to meet Pope Francis

Jul 17th 2014, 8:00 AM 745 Views 17 Comments

It was such an important and historic moment for Irish survivors, where the Pope was left in no doubt about the human and spiritual cost that clerical child sexual abuse causes.

# vatican - Thursday 10 July, 2014

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together
# The Two Popes Final
From The42
# The Two Popes Final

No holy war as Pope Francis and Benedict XVI will not watch World Cup final together

Jul 10th 2014, 2:52 PM 15,414 Views 14 Comments

Apparently watching football would be ‘like inflicting an infinite penitence’ on the German.

# vatican - Wednesday 9 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 9th 2014, 3:06 PM 5,172 Views 23 Comments

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

# vatican - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Tuesday

Jul 8th 2014, 10:58 PM 16,106 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about Garth Brooks, the cabinet reshuffle and Google smartphones for robots…

# vatican - Monday 7 July, 2014

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors
# Apology
# Apology

Pope Francis asks for forgiveness after first meeting with abuse survivors

Jul 7th 2014, 5:00 PM 8,447 Views 49 Comments

After meeting two Irish survivors, the Pontiff condemned “execrable acts of abuse.”

# vatican - Sunday 6 July, 2014

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow
# Vatican
# Vatican

Pope to meet Irish sex abuse survivors for first time tomorrow

Jul 6th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,360 Views 22 Comments

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

# vatican - Monday 16 June, 2014

The Pope has ditched the bulletproof Popemobile
# Those In Glass Vehicles
# Those In Glass Vehicles

The Pope has ditched the bulletproof Popemobile

Jun 16th 2014, 10:10 AM 8,635 Views 35 Comments

The Pontiff says that the vehicle is a “sardine can” that walls him off from people.

# vatican - Sunday 25 May, 2014

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

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

May 25th 2014, 12:57 PM 4,469 Views 17 Comments

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

# vatican - Sunday 27 April, 2014

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints
# Vatican
# Vatican

John XXIII and John Paul II declared saints

Apr 27th 2014, 7:50 PM 15,887 Views 199 Comments

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Taoiseach Enda Kenny are in attendance at today’s ceremony.

# vatican - Thursday 24 April, 2014

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

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

Apr 24th 2014, 8:00 AM 7,933 Views 77 Comments

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…