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Dublin: 6 °C Tuesday 15 October, 2019

#World Meeting of Families

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 31 December, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 8km tailbacks, a €76,000 catering bill and a 36-hour visit: the numbers behind Pope Francis' visit to Ireland Papal Visit

8km tailbacks, a €76,000 catering bill and a 36-hour visit: the numbers behind Pope Francis' visit to Ireland

The pope’s two-day visit was one of the most widely anticipated events of the year.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 20 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Pure sectarian hatred' or 'totally biased pro-Catholic coverage': Complaints to RTÉ over papal visit Angry Feedback

'Pure sectarian hatred' or 'totally biased pro-Catholic coverage': Complaints to RTÉ over papal visit

Documents released show that RTÉ received nearly 1,000 pieces of “feedback” over its coverage.

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 2 November, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights World Meeting Of Families

Katherine Zappone warned Tánaiste that using State funds for Pope visit 'undermined' work for LGTBI+ rights

An email released under the Freedom of Information Act shows how Zappone had ‘very serious’ concerns ahead of the visit.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 30 October, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit World Meeting Of Families

Priests told to have another national collection to help make up €4m deficit in fundraising for Pope visit

Bishop Kevin Doran blamed negative media coverage in the run up to the event for the shortfall.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 27 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit World Meeting

'A country transformed': How the world's media covered the pope's Irish visit

Correspondents came to Ireland to witness how the Pope would be received.

# world-meeting-of-families - Sunday 26 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie ‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place Papal Visit

‘Stand For Truth’ crowd marched in silence to remember abuse survivors as Papal Mass took place

Demonstrators held a rally beforehand at Parnell Street in Dublin city centre.

From TheJournal.ie Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park Papal Visit

Under 130,000 people attend Papal Mass in Phoenix Park

500,000 tickets were distributed for the Mass earlier this summer.

From TheJournal.ie Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know Phoenix Park

Going to the pope's Mass today? Here's what you need to know

About 500,000 people are expected to attend the event.

# world-meeting-of-families - Saturday 25 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie As it happened: Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert Papal Visit

As it happened: Day 1 of pope's visit comes to an end with Croke Park concert

His packed itinerary took in quite a lot today.

From TheJournal.ie Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit Getting Around

Your bumper guide to getting around Dublin during the Pope's visit

The scale of closures and diversions are unlike any seen in the city in recent times.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 23 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS World Meeting This post contains videos

Halligan says Church teaching on homosexuality 'evil' as LGBT issues under spotlight at RDS

Inside the venue, high-profile US Jesuit Fr James Martin said parishes needed to do more to include LGBT Catholics.

From TheJournal.ie Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families False Claims

Leaflets making false link between abortion and cancer on offer at World Meeting of Families

The best-available medical evidence consistently refutes the claims made in the leaflet.

# world-meeting-of-families - Wednesday 22 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families Holy Show

Pope dolls and stained-glass Skodas: Day 1 at the World Meeting of Families

Catholics from around the world began to gather at the RDS this morning – here’s how it played out.

From TheJournal.ie Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre Big Crowds

Three days out from visit, Pope Francis confirmed for parade through Dublin city centre

Gardaí expect 100,000 people to come out to see the Pope in the city centre.

From TheJournal.ie 'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today RDS

'Choose life': World Meeting of Families to talk homelessness, addiction and the LGBT community today

The event gets under way in earnest at the RDS today, ahead of the Pope’s visit on Saturday.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 21 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit Pope Visit

'Young people are the future': Pope issues message to Irish people ahead of visit

He also said he was “excited to return” to Ireland, having lived in Dublin previously.

From TheJournal.ie Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit Divine Intervention

Diversions, alternate stops and no real-time info: Buses set for disruption during papal visit

Bus Éireann says it is making 800 trips to and from the capital on Sunday

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?

Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.

# world-meeting-of-families - Sunday 19 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past' Mass Appeal

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin: 'The Pope has to speak frankly about our past'

The Archbishop of Dublin was speaking with less than a week to go until Pope Francis visits Ireland.

# world-meeting-of-families - Saturday 18 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to Pope Visit

Mascots, bakers, and ironing mammies: here's what the 13,000 papal visit volunteers will be up to

It’s the first time a Pontiff will visit Ireland in over four decades, and thousands are needed to keep the show running.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will you attend a World Meeting of Families event?

Or will you be sitting this one out?

From TheJournal.ie US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families Donald Wuerl

US cardinal facing calls to resign cancels appearance at World Meeting of Families

Donald Wuerl was due to speak on Wednesday.

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 17 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit Spotlight

'It needs to be more than sorry': Archbishop wants Pope to meet abuse victims during Irish visit

The comments from the Church come ahead of Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland next week.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 16 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event Pope Visit

Vatican's child protection chair Sean O'Malley withdraws from World Meeting of Families event

He was due to chair a panel on Safeguarding Children and Vulnerable Adults on 24 August.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass Day Of Rest

Chairs of the faithful: Commemorative Pope Francis seats go on sale ahead of Phoenix Park mass

The chair, made from 100% recyclable cardboard, can withhold a weight of up to 100kg.

From TheJournal.ie Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit We Are Church

Catholic LGBT group denied spot at World Meeting decides against protesting Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland says most of its members are indifferent to the visit.

# world-meeting-of-families - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie 'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay' Rory Cowan

'I never gave a damn what the Church thought about me being gay'

Rory Cowan says people who disagree with the Roman Catholic Church’s teachings on gay people should refuse to engage with the institution.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 10,000 sign petition calling on pro-LGBT priest to to be disinvited from Dublin papal event World Meeting Of Families

Nearly 10,000 sign petition calling on pro-LGBT priest to to be disinvited from Dublin papal event

Father James Martin has long advocated the benefits of having LGBT people in the church.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 6 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park Papal Mass

Extra trains to be put on for Pope's visit to Phoenix Park

Irish Rail has also laid on special services from Westport, Ballina and Athlone to/from Claremorris for the Knock shrine event on Sunday 26 August.

# world-meeting-of-families - Sunday 5 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes' Mass Appeal

Mass on the day of the Pope's visit 'a decision for individual parishes'

“Those decisions will be made depending on resources available to them.”

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 3 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park Papal Visit

Andrea Bocelli confirmed to perform for Pope at Croke Park

Bocelli previously performed for Pope Francis in Philadelphia during the last World Meeting of Families in 2015.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 2 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here Papal Visit

Colm O'Gorman: Pope should 'tell the damn truth' about abuse cover-up when he's here

A demonstration of solidarity with those who have been abused is being organised to coincide with the Pope’s visit.

# world-meeting-of-families - Wednesday 1 August, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tickets for Pope's Mass not sent out because of concerns that too many cars will be coming to Dublin Tickets Please

Tickets for Pope's Mass not sent out because of concerns that too many cars will be coming to Dublin

500,000 tickets were made available for the Phoenix Park mass.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 26 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored No Response

Another Catholic LGBT group complains requests to be part of Pope's visit ignored

The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics says it feels “completely ignored” by the World Meeting of Families.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 23 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit No Room At The Inn

Catholic LGBT group 'ignored and discriminated against' by organisers of Pope's visit

We Are Church Ireland wanted to have a stand in the RDS for next month’s pastoral congress.

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 19 July, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Concert for Pope to feature Riverdance, Daniel O'Donnell and 'one of the largest stages ever' in Croke Park Big Show This post contains videos

# world-meeting-of-families - Thursday 28 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie People who are binning tickets to see the Pope are 'wrong, petty and mean-spirited' says Taoiseach Nope To The Pope

People who are binning tickets to see the Pope are 'wrong, petty and mean-spirited' says Taoiseach

Varadkar added the move was “not legitimate protest”.

# world-meeting-of-families - Monday 25 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours Papal Attraction

Tickets for the Pope's visit to Knock booked out in just four hours

Francis will visit Ireland for two days in August.

# world-meeting-of-families - Tuesday 12 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie Roamin’ Catholics: How to get a ticket to see the Pope in Dublin or Knock Praypal

Roamin’ Catholics: How to get a ticket to see the Pope in Dublin or Knock

If you think you can just show up to the Pope’s Mass, think again.

# world-meeting-of-families - Friday 8 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie The Pope's Phoenix Park mass will have a capacity of 600,000 Audience With The Pope

The Pope's Phoenix Park mass will have a capacity of 600,000

Just a small gathering, so.

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