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Posts Tagged ‘ Vatican ’

A Year in Brief: Part One

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What a year it’s been; Hitler birthday cakes, mutant rats, and Bob Geldof off to space! To celebrate the end of another 365 days here are some of NIB’s favourite stories of the year.

Kicking off the year in festive spirit a man in Derry was fined after stealing a CCTV camera which “became his friend”. Police found Peter Morrison, 24, drunk and “petting” the camera as they arrived to arrest him. CCTV pets are for life not just for Christmas. Continue reading

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Pope Francis: “Who Am I To Judge Gay People?”

The Inauguration Mass For Pope FrancisIn a rather unexpected move, Pope Francis – head of the Catholic Church – has announced that he does not judge gay people.

The Pope has been on a week long trip to Brazil, and made the comments on his return plane journey, stating – “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?” Continue reading

News in Brief-Shatter’s Racy Novel Returns While Irish Biscuit Gambler Isn’t a Jammie Dodger

A cardinal at the Vatican at the beginning of the week, claimed Enda Kenny wasn’t making sense, after the Taoiseach reportedly asked: ’How do you like your eggs in the morning? Raising eyebrows Enda went on to say: ’I’m a teapot and I’ve made some terrible mistakes in regards to our country’s future but I’m really, really sorry and that. It’s not you, it’s your beard.’ It’s unclear who he was referring to. Continue reading

News in Brief-Pope Exploits Nuns As Saviour Bono Celebrates Birthday

Aer Lingus passengers have dropped. Passenger numbers, passenger numbers. Don’t panic. The airline apparently blames the timing of Easter this year, for the decrease in 2.5 pc. Bloody Jesus.

If only the low cost airline had been around in 2345 BC when Ireland suffered twenty years of rain. Twenty years. Everyone would have been desperate to get away. Apparently a volcanic eruption caused the flood – tying in nicely with the dates for Noah’s grand cruise – loading the atmosphere with dust and cooling the earth’s temperature. Apparently these freak weather events occur every thousand or so years, with the last in 540 AD, so we’re overdue another. Continue reading

A Meeting of the Popes

Due to the simple fact that a Pope is only elected after the previous one has passed away, two Popes meeting is an extremely rare occurence. But the unprecedented encounter happened earlier today; Pope Francis met with the Pope emeritus, Benedict XVI.

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Cardinal Who Denied Homosexual Allegations Admits They Are True

Cardinal Keith O'BrienLast week Cardinal Keith O’Brien, the leader of the Catholic Church in Scotland and Britain’s most senior Catholic cleric, resigned from his post, amid rumours that he had engaged in homosexual activity with other priests in the 1980’s. He denied these allegations as he stepped down, but has now admitted that his “sexual conduct has fallen below the standards expected of me”. Continue reading

Vatican Fury Over Mass Gags

  Irish Facebook users have been widely condemned by the Vatican, after hundreds of jokes relating to Mass and the church originated on the website. Continue reading

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