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Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move
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Vatican challenges Italian homophobia law in 'unprecedented' move

Jun 22nd 2021, 4:51 PM 25,476 Views 25 Comments

The Vatican argues the anti-homophobia law violates a treaty between Rome and the Holy See.

Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal
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Pope refuses to accept resignation of German cardinal over sex abuse scandal

Jun 10th 2021, 1:28 PM 21,419 Views 32 Comments

German Cardinal Reinhard Marx offered to resign as archbishop of Munich and Freising over the church’s mishandling of abuse cases

Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests
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Pope updates canon law to address sexual abuse of children by priests

Jun 1st 2021, 6:10 PM 18,869 Views 28 Comments

It came after repeated complaints by victims of sexual abuse and others that previous wording within the code was outdated and opaque.

Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit
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Phoenix Park gates to be rehung this summer nearly three years after Pope Francis visit

Apr 6th 2021, 9:19 AM 38,757 Views 51 Comments

The OPW said it was hopeful the €800,000 plus refurbishment would be completed by the end of July.

'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip
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'I have heard voices of sorrow and loss': Pope Francis leaves Iraq after historic trip

Mar 8th 2021, 9:41 AM 8,177 Views 7 Comments

During the first ever papal trip to Iraq, the Pope called for an end to violence and extremism.

Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour
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Pope prays for Iraq’s war dead in Mosul on last day of tour

Mar 7th 2021, 8:24 AM 8,062 Views 7 Comments

The pontiff was due to celebrate an open-air Mass on the last day of his visit.

Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis
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Iraqi Shiite leader says Christians should live 'in security and peace' after meeting Pope Francis

Updated Mar 6th 2021, 8:47 AM 30,577 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis met with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Iraq today.

Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns
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Pope Francis arrives in Iraq for first papal visit amid pandemic and security concerns

Updated Mar 5th 2021, 12:15 PM 21,639 Views 46 Comments

Foreign minister Fuad Hussein said Iraqis were eager to welcome Francis’s ‘message of peace and tolerance’.

Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq
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Intense preparations being carried out ahead of Pope's visit to Iraq

Mar 3rd 2021, 9:56 AM 13,605 Views 19 Comments

Pope Francis is set to meet the revered Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf.

Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'
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Pope calls for US to show 'sense of responsibility'

Jan 10th 2021, 4:40 PM 24,947 Views 33 Comments

Pope Francis urged the US authorities to protect democratic values.

Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message
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Pope Francis pleas for Covid-19 vaccines for all in Christmas Day message

Dec 25th 2020, 1:14 PM 14,079 Views 25 Comments

The pontiff also called for fraternity and compassion to be shared among all peoples this Christmas.

Pope appoints first African American cardinal
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Pope appoints first African American cardinal

Nov 28th 2020, 6:25 PM 20,718 Views 43 Comments

Pope Francis has created 95 new cardinals since his election in 2013.

Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model
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Vatican inquiry after Pope's Instagram account 'likes' racy image by Brazilian model

Nov 20th 2020, 9:40 AM 51,599 Views 56 Comments

The ‘like’ was spotted earlier this week but has since been removed.

Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions
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Pope Francis endorses same-sex civil unions

Oct 21st 2020, 3:54 PM 35,902 Views 47 Comments

The Pope made the comments in a documentary released today.

Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests
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Pope removes Polish bishop following ‘cover-up’ of abuse claims against priests

Oct 17th 2020, 4:32 PM 32,495 Views 57 Comments

The pontiff accepted the resignation of Edward Janiak as bishop of Kalisz.

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial
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Pope Francis meets with Cardinal George Pell following sex abuse trial

Oct 12th 2020, 9:22 PM 28,520 Views 35 Comments

George Pell was convicted but ultimately absolved by Australia’s High Court of sex abuse allegations.

Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says
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Pleasures of food and sex are 'simply divine', Pope Francis says

Sep 10th 2020, 7:07 AM 56,123 Views 65 Comments

“The Church has condemned inhuman, brutish, vulgar pleasure, but has on the other hand always accepted human, simple, moral pleasure,” he added.

Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque
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Pope 'deeply pained' over decision to turn Hagia Sophia museum into mosque

Jul 12th 2020, 7:00 PM 34,839 Views 60 Comments

Turkish president Erdogan formally converted the museum back into a mosque on Friday.

In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19
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In an empty St Peter's Basilica, Pope Francis calls for solidarity to face 'epochal challenge' of Covid-19

Apr 12th 2020, 12:50 PM 13,959 Views 79 Comments

“This is not a time for self-centeredness, because the challenge we are facing is shared by all,” the pope said.

'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public
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'Dear friends, look at the real heroes': Pope Francis begins Holy Week celebrations without the public

Apr 5th 2020, 3:03 PM 22,661 Views 82 Comments

Normally, tens of thousands of pilgrims would have attended Easter Week services.

Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent
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Pope Francis says put down your phones and turn off the TV this Lent

Feb 26th 2020, 9:46 PM 34,897 Views 86 Comments

“It is the time to give up useless words, chatter, rumours, gossip, and talk and to speak directly to the Lord,” the pontiff said.

Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban
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Former pope Benedict denies he co-authored controversial book arguing against lifting celibacy ban

Jan 14th 2020, 9:42 PM 16,689 Views 24 Comments

While Benedict has sought to ease the crisis in the Vatican, Cardinal Robert Sarah has said the former pope did co-author the book.

Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy
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Former Pope Benedict makes 'incredible' plea to Pope Francis not to end clerical celibacy

Jan 13th 2020, 8:21 AM 81,715 Views 121 Comments

Francis is currently considering allowing it in remote locations, such as the Amazon, where communities seldom have Mass.

‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy
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‘Don’t bite!’ Pope negotiates papal kiss from nun after hand-slapping controversy

Jan 8th 2020, 8:14 PM 58,629 Views 23 Comments

The image of Francis slapping his way free from the clutches of an admirer last week was an instant hit on social media.

Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him
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Pope Francis apologises after slapping hand of woman who grabbed him

Jan 1st 2020, 12:55 PM 90,458 Views 133 Comments

“I apologise for the bad example given yesterday,” Pope Francis said.

Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message
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Pope Francis says 'light of Christ is greater' than darkness 'in human hearts' in annual Christmas message

Dec 25th 2019, 1:10 PM 8,997 Views 27 Comments

The pontiff sent well wishes to all of those living in conflict areas this Christmas time.

Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases
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Vatican amends Church law to remove papal confidentiality around child sex abuse cases

Dec 17th 2019, 12:24 PM 15,948 Views 46 Comments

The reform is part of changes being introduced by the Church today.

Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki
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Pope Francis condemns nuclear weapons while visiting Nagasaki

Nov 24th 2019, 10:40 AM 7,200 Views 20 Comments

Thousands of Japanese people came out in heavy rain to hear the pope speak.

Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome
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Pope Francis apologises over theft of Amazon statues from church in Rome

Oct 25th 2019, 9:55 PM 22,471 Views 23 Comments

The pontiff asked for forgiveness and said the indigenous statues had been found.

A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today
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A British cardinal who helped found UCD is to become a saint today

Oct 13th 2019, 8:46 AM 19,021 Views 101 Comments

Pope Francis will create five new saints today.

Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests
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Pope Francis hosting conference which will debate whether married men could be priests

Oct 6th 2019, 1:25 PM 13,199 Views 73 Comments

The move is part of discussions to address a shortage of priests in the Amazon region.

UCD founder Cardinal Newman set for sainthood in October
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UCD founder Cardinal Newman set for sainthood in October

Jul 1st 2019, 5:14 PM 16,160 Views 69 Comments

Cardinal John Henry Newman will be canonised in October by Pope Francis.

Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police
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Pope issues law requiring Catholic clergy members to report sex abuse - but not to police

May 9th 2019, 11:25 AM 13,816 Views 41 Comments

The law declares that anyone who has knowledge of abuse is obliged to report it to the Church.

Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'
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Catholic in 2019: 'Some cardinals and clerics appear trapped within a medieval mindset - but Pope Francis provides a glimmer of hope'

Apr 20th 2019, 7:30 AM 20,110 Views 140 Comments

‘We can all help to change the outdated teachings, traditions and structures which repel many adults and young people,’ writes Joe Mulvaney.

'You can't say it' - Pope Francis warns public to stop comparing Messi to God
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'You can't say it' - Pope Francis warns public to stop comparing Messi to God

Apr 1st 2019, 8:32 PM 7,455 Views 18 Comments

The head of the Catholic Church believes that this level of adoration for the star player could be considered sacrilegious.

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons
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Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

Mar 28th 2019, 3:53 PM 25,006 Views 26 Comments

The video was shared online and had gained more than 11 million views on Twitter.

Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral
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Video showing Pope Francis trying to avoid having his ring kissed goes viral

Mar 26th 2019, 10:56 PM 58,731 Views 69 Comments

Francis’ apparent reluctance to have his ring kissed has sparked a debate online, where the video has gone viral.

Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases
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Pope accepts resignation of Chile cardinal over sex abuse cases

Mar 23rd 2019, 5:52 PM 9,443 Views 0 Comments

Ricardo Ezzati, archbishop of Santiago, is the highest-ranking Catholic official in Chile.

Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up
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Pope rejects resignation of French cardinal convicted of sex abuse cover-up

Updated Mar 19th 2019, 4:14 PM 48,884 Views 73 Comments

France’s highest-ranking Catholic official failed to report sex abuse by a priest.

Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys
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Australian Cardinal George Pell found guilty of sexually assaulting two choirboys

Feb 26th 2019, 7:08 AM 11,085 Views 0 Comments

He has now become the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex crimes.

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