Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Leticia de Araujo holding her daughter, one-month-old Manuelly Araujo da Cruz, who was born with microcephaly after being exposed to the Sika virus during her mother’s pregnancy, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photograph:  Antonio Lacerda/EPA

As the Zika virus spreads in Latin America, Catholic leaders are warning women against using contraceptives or having abortions, even as health offici(...)

Houses in Pola de Allande

M y son Patrick and I are walking the Camino Primitivo – it’s the Camino, but not as you know it. It is early morning in May and we are in northern S(...)

Spain heads the list of countries where Irish citizens are most likely to run into trouble with police, according to figures from the past five years (...)

Ian McCabe and Louise Moloney Ian, account director at Publicis, met Louise, who works in finance at LinkedIn, in 2001 on a bus to Carlow for a colle(...)

The nativity scene where a baby boy was left at the Church of the Holy Child Jesus, in the Queens borough of New York. Photograph: Kirsten Luce/The New York Times.

The mother of a baby who was left this week in a manger inside a Roman Catholic church in New York was found and will not face criminal prose(...)

Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy: Lashed out at authorities for having put him under investigation in connection with “Air Cocaine”. Photograph: Reuters

The extraordinary story of two French pilots who fled the Dominican Republic after being convicted of cocaine trafficking turned political on Tuesday (...)

It was raining as we drove into town, a cloud of mist hanging heavy over the mountains. GPS was spotty, but I was sure we would find the hotel with(...)

Former president of the UN General Assembly John Ashe. Photograph: Mike Segar/Reuters

US authorities charged a former president of the United Nations General Assembly, a billionaire Macau real estate developer and four others on Tuesday(...)

File photograph of former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski. File photograph: Erika Santelices/AFP/Getty Images

The Holy See today stated that the autopsy on the former papal nuncio Josef Wesolowski, who died on Thursday night in the Vatican, has concluded that (...)