Pope Francis attends yesterday’s opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The prevailing mood among Catholics concerning the papacy of Pope Francis is one of uncertainty. Frequently, this is accompanied by anxiety – at the p(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has criticised sectors of the Catholic press in Ireland, accusing them of displaying a “growing tend(...)