Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin speaking to choral students from Colaiste Mhuire, Cabra, Colaiste Bhríde, Clondalkin, and Holy Faith in Killester and Clontarf at the launch of the Emmanuel Concert Series for 2014.This years concerts will remember soon to be saints John Paul II and John XXIII in song and prayer. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

More than 2,000 students from 61 schools in the Dublin diocese will mark the canonisation of Popes John Paul II and John XXIII at a series of conce(...)

The cover of ‘Time’ magazine’s Person of the Year issue, featuring Pope Francis. Photogragh: ‘Time’ handout via Reuters

Time magazine has named Pope Francis its Person of the Year, crediting him with shifting the message of the Catholic Church while capturing the imagin(...)

Enormous good will is generated by our missionaries of all faiths working abroad.

A particularly moving event took place in Dublin City Hall last Wednesday. There, 225 elderly Irish men and women who have spent between 40 and 60 yea(...)

Pope John Paul II in 2005. The late pontiff is credited with a significant role in the fall of communism. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

It is probable the crowds in Rome on April 27th next year will be the largest seen there since the funeral of Pope John Paul II in 2005. The announcem(...)

Pope Francis called for an attitude of ‘wound healing’. Photograph: Luca Zennaro

  Pope Francis has indicated he wants a “new balance” within the Catholic church, calling for greater involvement of women in the insti(...)

 Pope John Paul II prepares to leave Ireland  on an Aer Lingus plane at Shannon Airport following his Papal visit to Ireland in 1979. Photograph: Dermot O’Shea/The Irish Times

The late Pope John Paul II will be made a saint, the Vatican confirmed today, announcing that Pope Francis had approved a second miracle attributed to(...)

US President Ronald Reagan drinks a pint of Guinness in the Ronald Reagan pub in Ballyporeen, Co Tippeary, in 1984, accompanied by his wife Nancy. Photograph: Pat Langan

JFK was an Irish hero feted like no other during his triumphant visit in 1963. Pictures of him with his glamorous wife, who did not accompany him, on (...)

A visit that changed us forever
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JFK called his visit to Ireland in June 1963 “the happiest days of my life”. As his sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, recalls in these pages, he watched fil(...)

Pope Francis kisses 8-month-old Victoria Maria Marino from Sicily after delivering his blessing to the palms and to the faithful in St Peter's Square during Palm Sunday Mass last Sunday. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Those who have difficulty with miracles may be feeling challenged after the past six weeks. It now seems it is the probable that takes a little(...)

People celebrate as white smoke rises from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel. Photograph:  Franco Origlia/Getty Images

They had to be the luckiest Argentinian family in the whole wide world. Well, certainly in St Peter’s Square. They were easily spotted, if murd(...)

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