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Pope Francis To Visit Ireland In 2018
 
# 16 : Monday 28-11-2016 @ 23:13
 
 
Someone said :
A lot of anger expressed by posters over on boards.ie over this planned visit. I think we can definitely expect numerous protests.

Most people not yet born in 1979 will be completely indifferent to the whole thing. But a few have opined that this Papal visit will be timed to coincide with the Referendum on repealing the 8th Amendment. If that is what the church is planning for, it will backfire. Irish people aren't afraid of the church any more and will make their own minds up.

I'm indifferent to this planned visit. I won't go to see Pope Francis but if there had been a Papal visit in, say, 1999 I would have been out protesting. The revelations of clerical child sex abuse sickened me. In retrospect, the church were wise not to have invited the Pope over back then. The anger and revulsion was palpable.

I think if it was Benedict I would be protesting. I have less harsh a view of Francis then Benedict and I find I would agree with some of the political views of Francis.
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# 17 : Monday 28-11-2016 @ 23:29
 
 
How much will this cost the State?

Hopefully the Garda pay issue will be resolved by then.
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# 18 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 00:40
 
 
Someone said :
How much will this cost the State?

Hopefully the Garda pay issue will be resolved by then.

That's the problem with inviting him we have to pay. If he wants to come over and visit his flock after nearly 40 years he should have to foot the bill himself, the church is worth billions. He could rent out Slane for a week, say a couple of masses, do a few miracles, heal the sick, feed the hungry and create world peace.... Oh no wait, he could say a couple of masses, tell us how to live our lives, criticize the choices we as a nation made and tell us we will all burn in hell if we don't change our ways. Yea I don't really want to have to pay for that.
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# 19 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 04:13
 
 
I wonder if he's gonna mention that Ireland having gay marriage is a "defeat for humanity" again.
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# 20 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 07:31
 
 
Someone said :

That's the problem with inviting him we have to pay. If he wants to come over and visit his flock after nearly 40 years he should have to foot the bill himself, the church is worth billions. He could rent out Slane for a week, say a couple of masses, do a few miracles, heal the sick, feed the hungry and create world peace.... Oh no wait, he could say a couple of masses, tell us how to live our lives, criticize the choices we as a nation made and tell us we will all burn in hell if we don't change our ways. Yea I don't really want to have to pay for that.

Amen.......
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# 21 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 08:48
 
 
Someone said :

Great to see you bitching about what we talk about here again

Isn't Gaire, short of Bitch's?
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# 22 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 14:03
 
 
Arleeeeen wants to meet him , in fact she's insisted ,
Remember one part of the country is still practically a papal state
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# 23 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 14:41
 
 
Someone said :

Isn't Gaire, short of Bitch's?

Eats, Shoots and Leaves.
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# 24 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 18:32
 
 
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# 25 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 21:17
 
 
Someone said :
I wonder if he's gonna mention that Ireland having gay marriage is a "defeat for humanity" again.

That wasn't Pope Francis.

He is still against gay marriage though and while stating that the church should apologise to the LGBT community he did refer to homosexuality as a "condition".

It doesn't bother me really, I won't be going but wouldn't want to protest either.
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# 26 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 21:21
 
 
You're right, that was a senior official of the Vatican.
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# 27 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 21:39
 
 
Someone said :
How much will this cost the State?

Hopefully the Garda pay issue will be resolved by then.

Imagine the state, (FG/FF/L) demanding he pay the cost of security and they haven't even chased them for compensating their victims.
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# 28 : Tuesday 29-11-2016 @ 21:43
 
 
Well it's perfectly normal for the state to cover the costs of security for the visit of any head of state and the pope is, unfortunately, a head of state.

The way tax payer's money was used to compensate sexual abuse victims was disgraceful, though.
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