Sally O’Neill (left) and Anne Enright in Honduras. Photo David Stephenson

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, Trócaire’s head of region for Latin America, who is to retire next month. Ms O’Neill has been at the heart o(...)

Pope Francis appoints new cardinal Mozambican Bishop Julio Duarte Langa during the consistory at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on February 14th. Francis has now appointed 31 new elector (under 80) cardinals  since his election in March, 2013. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty

On Monday of this week, the Holy See quietly initiated a project that in many senses embodies Pope Francis’s famous call for a “church of the poor and(...)

The  car, trapped underneath a truck, in which three relatives of Pope Francis were killed near James Craik in Argentina’s Cordoba province yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/ 1:14

Pope Francis has asked people to pray with him for relatives of his who were killed and injured yesterday in a car crash in Argentina. Vatican spok(...)

Pope Francis gestures while speaking to journalists aboard the flight from South Korea to Italy on Monday. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro/EPA

Three relatives of Pope Francis, two great nephews and their mother, have been killed in a traffic collision in Argentina. The dead include a baby of (...)

Fr Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann: wrote to Pope Francis asking to “be able to celebrate the Holy Eucharist before dying”. Photograph:  Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis faces the wrath of right-wing conservatives after reinstating a priest who joined the revolutionary, left-wing government of Nicaragua(...)

Pope Francis meets family members of victims of the Mafia at the San Gregorio VII church in Rome yesterday. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

In a symbolic move, Pope Francis yesterday met more than 900 relatives of victims of Mafia violence for a prayer (...)

Facing up to history

‘To be forgotten is to die twice,” said President Michael D Higgins at the Monument to Memory and Truth in El Salvador which lists 30,000 victims of i(...)

President Michael D Higgins shakes hands with El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes after being honoured with the Jose Matias Delgado state award at the presidential house in San Salvador yesterday. Photograph: Ulises Rodriguez/Reuters

President Michael D Higgins has praised efforts to register the names of all those killed in El Salvador’s 12-year civil war, saying that only throug(...)

President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins told El Salvador’s president Mauricio Funes that the Irish people knew well from the Northern Ireland peace process of the need “to understand the tasks of ethical memory”. File photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

President Michael D Higgins has drawn parallels between the conflicts in El Salvador and Northern Ireland on his first visit to the Latin American cou(...)

 President Michael D Higgins: arrived in El Salvador last night for the first time in 31 years. Photograph: Edgard Garrido/Reuters

The second last time Michael D Higgins visited El Salvador the then Labour TD and his monitoring team were stopped at gunpoint from entering the count(...)