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From TheJournal.ie Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender Vatican

Vatican issues document rejecting idea that people can choose or change gender

The document was immediately denounced by LGBT Catholics as contributing to bigotry and violence.

From TheJournal.ie Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome Holey Show

Pope's charity aide climbs down manhole to restore electricity to hundreds of people in Rome

It is believed the supply had been shut off due to unpaid electricity bills amounting to around €300,000.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons Viral

Vatican explains that Pope Francis withdrew his ring for hygiene reasons

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

From TheJournal.ie Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up Vatican Shake-up

Vatican spokesman and deputy resign in latest staff shake-up

The Vatican has yet to give an explanation for the resignation of Greg Burke and his deputy Paloma Garcia Ovejero.

From TheJournal.ie Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy Rome

Hunt for identity of skeleton discovered in Vatican embassy

Another potential victim emerged today.

From TheJournal.ie Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims Donald Wuerl

Pope accepts resignation of US Cardinal who was criticised over handling of sex abuse claims

He was blamed for not doing enough to deal with paedophile priests when he was a bishop in Pennsylvania.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct Theodore McCarrick

Vatican refutes claims that Pope Francis covered up US cardinal's misconduct

Pope Francis approved a study into how the US cardinal rose through the ranks of the Catholic Church despite allegations against him.

From TheJournal.ie Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal Catholic Chuch

Pope accepts resignations of two more Chilean bishops over child sexual abuse scandal

An entire Chilean delegation of 34 bishops tendered their resignation to the pope in May. He has now accepted seven of them.

From TheJournal.ie Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals Sincere

Bono saw 'pain' on pope's face over abuse scandals

The U2 frontman had a half-hour meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse' Abuse Cover-Up

US clergy tell Pope Francis that the American church is 'lacerated by the evil of sexual abuse'

The meeting was called amid a crisis of confidence in church leadership following sex abuse and cover-up revelations.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican? Church Abuse

Explainer: What do the survivors of Catholic Church abuse want from the Vatican?

The papal visit saw many headlines about clerical abuse and about how survivor groups were unhappy with the Church’s response to it.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal Vatican

Pope Francis 'will not say a word' about allegations he ignored abuse claims against US cardinal

The claims were made in a letter by former Vatican envoy Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.

From TheJournal.ie 'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day Flagging

'Pope Francis holy water' selling well at one stall - but flag vendors report quiet day

Vendors selling Vatican flags reported a slow day, as Pope Francis visited Dublin.

From TheJournal.ie No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse Philip Wilson

No jail for disgraced Australian archbishop found guilty of covering up child sex abuse

Philip Wilson resigned last month after becoming one of the highest-ranked officials convicted of covering up abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit Overtime Stopped

Garda crime operations scaled back in west Dublin in bid to save funds for Pope visit

There are fears that the cuts will create a more dangerous work environment for officers.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges George Pell

Pope Francis' aide to stand trial on multiple sex abuse charges

Cardinal George Pell has denied the historic allegations.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope Pope Benedict

Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope

Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.

From TheJournal.ie 'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous' Mary McAleese

'Male celibates advise the Pope on what women really want, that is ludicrous'

The former president said women aren’t ‘mysteries’ or ‘strawberries on the cake’, despite what popes have called them.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests Misogyny This post contains videos

Mary McAleese says it's 'pure codology' that women can't become priests

The former president also called the Catholic Church an “empire of misogyny”.

From TheJournal.ie Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop Pope Francis

Pope revives lapsed sex abuse commission following criticism over Chilean bishop

Pope Francis came under criticism in Chile for defending Bishop Juan Barros.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person New York

Vatican's sex-crimes expert to interview Chilean abuse victim in person

Archbishop Charles Scicluna called Juan Carlos Cruz yesterday “on behalf of the pope” to arrange a face-to-face interview.

From TheJournal.ie Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter Sexual Abuse

Despite denial, Pope Francis received abuse victim's letter

The Pope was handed an eight-page letter in 2015 that graphically detailed how a priest sexually assaulted a man and clergy ignored it.

From TheJournal.ie Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing' Catholic Church

Priests say Mary McAleese being banned from Vatican conference is 'embarrassing'

The inclusion of McAleese on the Voices of Faith speaker panel was opposed by Cardinal Kevin Farrell.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit Rohingya Crisis

Pope Francis arrives in Myanmar on high-stakes visit

He is expected to address claims of ethnic cleansing in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican Banned

Pope Francis orders ban on sale of cigarettes in the Vatican

The move will see the Vatican give up an estimated €10 million a year in profits.

From TheJournal.ie The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying Libero Milone

The Vatican says it sacked its chief accountant for spying

Libero Milone unexpectedly left his position in June.

From TheJournal.ie Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights Catholic Church

Mary McAleese says the Vatican is moving backwards on children's rights

The former president says the church is embroiled in a dispute with the governing body of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

From TheJournal.ie Three months after Trump snub, Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope Spicey Audience

Three months after Trump snub, Sean Spicer finally gets to meet the Pope

Spicer was not included in an audience earlier this year.

From TheJournal.ie One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin Vatican

One year to go before the world's Catholics descend on Dublin

Tomorrow bishops and priests will gather at Knock to mark a year before the World Meeting of Families next August.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican switches off its fountains after Italy's driest spring in 60 years State Of Emergency

Vatican switches off its fountains after Italy's driest spring in 60 years

The drought comes after the second-driest spring in 60 years.

From TheJournal.ie Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland Wafer Or Wine

Concern from Catholics, but gluten-free communion host IS available in Ireland

A new statement from the Vatican had some people confused.

From TheJournal.ie Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges Court Case

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face abuse charges

The former Sydney and Melbourne archbishop has always maintained his innocence.

From TheJournal.ie 'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off Charlie Gard

'He prays for them': Pope expresses condolences as baby's life support to be switched off

Ten-month-old baby Charlie suffers from a rare genetic condition and has brain damage from which he will not recover.

From TheJournal.ie Pope Francis sacks hardline conservative head of doctrine Out The Door

Pope Francis sacks hardline conservative head of doctrine

He was one of several cardinals who questioned Francis’s determination for the Catholic Church to take a softer line on people traditionally seen as “sinners”.

From TheJournal.ie 'I am looking forward finally to having my day in court': Australian cardinal charged with sex abuse Investigation
From TheJournal.ie Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today Vatican Visit

Climate Bells: The gift Michael D Higgins gave Pope Francis today

President Higgins was expected to discuss ‘issues of global importance’ with the Pope in the Vatican today.

From TheJournal.ie President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday D-Tour To Vatican

President Higgins will meet Pope Francis in Rome on Monday

President Higgins will also visit the Biennale, the world’s oldest international art exhibition.

From TheJournal.ie Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict' George Lemaitre

Vatican celebrates big bang theory to dispel 'science conflict'

The head of the Vatican Observatory said people can believe in both God and the big bang theory.

From TheJournal.ie The Pope just got 40 new soldiers Swiss Role

The Pope just got 40 new soldiers

Swiss Guards swear to sacrifice themselves if necessary for the Pope.

From TheJournal.ie Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope Secrets Of Fatima

Two children who supposedly saw the Virgin Mary are to be made Saints by the Pope

Jacinta and Francisco Marto were said to have seen her in Portugal in 1917.

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