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From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake Disaster

Pope Francis pays surprise visit to town devastated by earthquake

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke tweeted pictures of the pope greeting youngsters and shaking hands with a visibly-moved middle-aged man.

From TheJournal.ie Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims Investigations

Top Vatican cardinal being investigated by police over child abuse claims

Police in Australia said they are investigating Cardinal George Pell.

From TheJournal.ie Cloth with a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from cathedral Germany

Cloth with a drop of Pope John Paul II's blood stolen from cathedral

“Its material value is small but the spiritual loss is much greater.”

From TheJournal.ie Pope approves new measures to fire bishops who mishandled child sexual abuse cases Negligence

Pope approves new measures to fire bishops who mishandled child sexual abuse cases

Francis said a bishop can be removed if his actions or omissions cause “grave harm,” either physical, moral, spiritual or financial, to individuals or communities.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis joins Instagram, is much more popular than you No Filter

Pope Francis joins Instagram, is much more popular than you

Here’s his first post.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today Fighting Talk

Donald Trump and Pope Francis got into a proper row today

Francis said Trump was “not Christian”. Trump called his comments “disgraceful.”

From TheJournal.ie The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down Il Papa Don't Reach

The Pope was not impressed that someone nearly pulled him down

The Pope is on a visit to Mexico.

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 Donald Trump's latest target? Pope Francis Mexico

Donald Trump's latest target? Pope Francis

Trump thinks the pontiff doesn’t understand America’s problems.

From TheJournal.ie What did God do before the world was made? The Pope has given an answer 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.

From TheJournal.ie Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday Easter Tradition

Pope changes rule to allow women have their feet washed on Holy Thursday

Shortly after he was elected, Francis raised conservative eyebrows by performing the rite on men and women, Catholics and Muslims.

From TheJournal.ie The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has Column

The Catholic Church does not promote an egalitarian ethic - it never has

The Catholic Church has a record of abuse, twisted morality and regressive politics, writes Julien Mercille.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope wants you to reject materialism at Christmas Present Tense

The Pope wants you to reject materialism at Christmas

He will also call for reconciliation.

An Irish woman's brutally honest break up story has gone viral on Adele's Facebook page

Contains some inspiration, hilarity and very NSFW language.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: 'If you're unstable, see a doctor - don't become a priest' Rigid Priests

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis: War and hatred mean Christmas lights and parties are "all a charade" Papa Humbug

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

He’s absolutely dreading it this year, apparently.

From TheJournal.ie Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches Going Straight To Hell

Irish priests are ignoring the Pope and calling for female clergy in churches

The 12-strong group now face the wrath of Vatican officials in Rome.

From TheJournal.ie The Vatican says the Pope does NOT have a brain tumour

The Vatican says the Pope does NOT have a brain tumour

Despite what the Italian media are saying.

From TheJournal.ie Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men Catholic Church

Pope apologises after reports of priests using drugs and paying for sex with homeless men

The reports concern several priests in a Rome parish.

From TheJournal.ie Woman executed in US despite last-minute appeal from Pope Francis Georgia

Woman executed in US despite last-minute appeal from Pope Francis

Kelly Gissendaner was sentenced to death after being found guilty of conspiring to murder her husband in 1997.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope broke his heart laughing at this adorable little 'baby pope' Stop The Popemobile

The Pope broke his heart laughing at this adorable little 'baby pope'

Little Quinn Madden caught the pope’s eye, and she was called over to his motorcade.

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.

This unfortunate photo of the Pope sparked a hilarious Photoshop battle

AKA ‘Dilophosaurus Pope’.

From TheJournal.ie Listen to Pope Francis' new album - it's a little bit rocky Papal Roach
From TheJournal.ie When Francis met Barack: Here's what the Pope spoke about during his White House visit 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.

Teens are tweeting 'f**k me daddy' at the Pope

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From TheJournal.ie There's a Syrian refugee family living in the Vatican Love Thy Neighbour

There's a Syrian refugee family living in the Vatican

They’ve been there since Pope Francis called on parishes to take in a family.

From TheJournal.ie Teenager arrested for 'planning Islamic State-style attack on Pope' Philadelphia

Teenager arrested for 'planning Islamic State-style attack on Pope'

“The minor was inspired by ISIL and sought to conduct a detailed homeland attack.”

From TheJournal.ie What is an annulment and who can get one? Separate Ways

What is an annulment and who can get one?

Pope Francis thinks more of them is a good idea.

From TheJournal.ie You can't be a godparent if you're transsexual, says Vatican Gender Recognition

You can't be a godparent if you're transsexual, says Vatican

This comes as Joan Burton signs a commencement order the Gender Recognition Bill.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis comes clean on his drug use (but the answer isn't hugely surprising) Vatican
From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis nipped into Burger King to get changed before mass today Fast Food For The Soul
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 The42 The story behind the Pope’s meeting with Lazio GAA and the pic that went viral Interview

The story behind the Pope’s meeting with Lazio GAA and the pic that went viral

Cormac McLaughlin tells The42 about how an O’Neills ball ended up at the Vatican.

People are only raging that the Pope definitely hasn't seen Father Ted

He hasn’t watched TV since 1990.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope hasn't watched TV for 25 years after a promise to the Virgin Mary Tuning Out

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis' iPad sells for $30,500 Under The Hammer

Pope Francis' iPad sells for $30,500

The Pope had last year given the iPad to a priest, who in turn donated it to a local school in Uruguay.

From TheJournal.ie Over 50,000 people celebrated mass with the Pope this morning Sunday Service

Over 50,000 people celebrated mass with the Pope this morning

The Pontiff prayed for peace.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis is heading to the White House Oh Hi Obama

Pope Francis is heading to the White House

It’ll be the pontiff’s first visit to Washington.