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From TheJournal.ie Archbishop says Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million World Meeting Of Families

Archbishop says Pope Francis' visit to Ireland will cost around €20 million

It is likely a visit to a prison will be part of Pope Francis’ itinerary when he comes to Ireland in August.

From TheJournal.ie Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit Pope Plans

Government officials to meet next week to get plans underway for Pope Francis visit

Phoenix Park is on course to host the Pontiff for his farewell Mass during his visit next August.

From TheJournal.ie BBC doc claims John Paul II had 'intense friendship' with married woman 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.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope spent eight weeks in Ireland learning English Holiday Abroad

The Pope spent eight weeks in Ireland learning English

A rumoured visit in 2018 won’t be Jorge Bergoglio’s first visit to these shores.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope brought up some controversial topics with US politicians today 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.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priest calls for bishops to be handed 'P45s' in open letter to Pope Meet Me For A Pizza

Irish priest calls for bishops to be handed 'P45s' in open letter to Pope

“We have made such a mess here that it is difficult to know where to begin,” Fr Joe McDonald writes of the Church’s approach to sexuality.

From TheJournal.ie Pope set to dine with gay and transgender inmates at a prison in Italy Naples

Pope set to dine with gay and transgender inmates at a prison in Italy

This will happen during his visit to the Giuseppe Salvia Detention Centre.

From TheJournal.ie Not having children a "selfish" act, says the Pope Increasingly Frank

Not having children a "selfish" act, says the Pope

It’s the latest in a series of candid pronouncements from the pontiff.

From TheJournal.ie Pope says smacking children is okay -- as long as their dignity is maintained Increasingly Frank

Pope says smacking children is okay -- as long as their dignity is maintained

Pope Francis said a good father should be able to “correct with firmness”.

From TheJournal.ie Our new Vatican envoy has invited the Pope to Ireland (again) An Audience With

Our new Vatican envoy has invited the Pope to Ireland (again)

Ireland’s new Vatican ambassador was accredited today, three years after the State closed its embassy.

From TheJournal.ie John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him... Paper Pontiff

John Paul II was so popular in the 1980s, he even had a dress-doll book dedicated to him...

You might still find this gem lurking on a bookshelf in your parents’ house…

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again Pope On A Rope

Pope Francis has been washing people's feet ... again

The Pope washed the feet of a dozen elderly and disabled people during a ceremony in Rome.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores) To Be Frank

Pope Francis is selling out (in Irish bookstores)

‘Evangelii Gaudium’ — written solely by the Pope — has been flying off the shelves since its publication late last year.

From TheJournal.ie How would you rate Pope Francis' first year in office? One Year In Office

How would you rate Pope Francis' first year in office?

The pontiff took up the role on this date last year.

From The42 Sunderland's newest fan may not be welcome in Newcastle for a while Pope Francis

Sunderland's newest fan may not be welcome in Newcastle for a while

If the Pope is infallible, does that mean we should all support the Black Cats?

From TheJournal.ie Benedict to move back to the Vatican, two months after resignation Home Sweet Home

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.

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Giant statue of Pope John Paul II unveiled in Poland Habemus Statue

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.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis presides over his first Good Friday ceremony New Job

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.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Get 'white smoked' for the top job Opinion

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.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope Ex Benedict

Cardinals begin process of arranging conclave to elect new pope

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

From TheJournal.ie Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church Ex Benedict

Benedict XVI formally steps down as leader of Catholic Church

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

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter Pontifex This post contains images

10 most annoying replies the Pope got on Twitter

Did @Pontifex really quit because he kept getting sass tweets?

From TheJournal.ie Last day: Benedict XVI's papal powers expire at 7pm tonight All Over

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

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.

From TheJournal.ie In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI The Pope This post contains images

In pictures: From Cardinal Ratzinger to Pope Benedict XVI

The life and times of the 265th Pope.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin Not Coming

Pope Benedict will not attend Eucharistic Congress in Dublin

The news was confirmed as the Pope appointed a Cardinal as his personal Legate to the event in June.