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Catholic Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown spoke to Vatican Radio. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Catholic Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown has warned there would be “huge anger” over the implications of a no-deal Brexit for his cross-Border dioce(...)

A Vatican directive states: ‘Low-gluten hosts (partially gluten-free) are valid matter, provided they contain a sufficient amount of gluten to obtain the confection of bread without the addition of foreign materials and without the use of procedures that would alter the nature of bread.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The unleavened bread that Catholics use in the celebration of communion must contain some gluten, even if only a trace amount, according to a new Vati(...)

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis.

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis. It (...)

Cardinal Desmond Connell leaving the press conference following the 2002 egm at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Photograph: Eric Luke

One of the most fraught confrontations between senior Catholic Church figures and the Irish media took place on April 8th, 2002. It was at a press con(...)

Bishops and cardinals attend a Mass to celebrate the opening of the Synod of Bishops in Rome in 2012. Why is a synod on the family being organised by a group of celibate males? Photograph: Reuters

Preparations for the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops to be held in Rome on the theme of the family from October 5th to 19th, 2014, include a 39-it(...)

Father Federico Lombardi, Director of the Holy See Press Office. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Federico Lombardi, the soft-spoken papal spokesman whose face has become familiar to millions of TV viewers, is about to make a statemen(...)