Dr Heather Morris, president of The Methodist Church in Ireland: “This is a truly significant moment in the history of both traditions.” Photograph: Justin Kernaghan/Photopress

Ecumenical history was made at the Church of Ireland General Synod in Dublin at the weekend when it agreed to interchange ministers with the Methodist(...)

Pope Francis takes part in his inaugural mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in Rome’s St Peter’s Square for the inaugural Mass of Pope Francis this morning which he concelebrated(...)