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In 2016 Pope Francis established a commission to examine whether women could or should be ordained deacons. Stating that the outcome was inconclusive, he established another commission in 2020.  Handout photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

Pope Francis recently announced that he would remove the phrase “lay men” from Canon 230 and replace it with “lay persons”. This change to the church’(...)

Police watch a car that has been set on fire on 18 Septemberplein in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, on Sunday. Photograph: Photograph: Rob Engelaar/EPA

The Netherlands’ caretaker prime minister, Mark Rutte, has ruled out calling in the army to impose order after two nights of violent weekend rioting b(...)

King Willem-Alexander visits the ‘Infected!’ exhibition in the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave in Leiden. Photograph: Peter Dejong

A new report by a UK university has revealed the cause of the Netherlands’s two worst concentrations of Covid-19 as the reaction of the infection with(...)

The former assembly hall of the Dutch House of Representatives being prepared for meetings of the parliament’s lower house during the coronavirus crisis, The Hague. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

Family doctors in the Netherlands have been asked to keep a register of deaths they believe may have been caused by Covid-19 in an attempt to suppleme(...)

Timothy Quinlisk in his German Irish Brigade uniform. He was executed on the night of February 18th, 1920, the first civilian to be executed by the IRA in Cork for spying during the War of Independence.

Roger Casement’s visit to Limburg prisoner-of-war camp in late 1914 and early 1915 was an extraordinarily fruitless enterprise. Casement’s task was o(...)

 A view of the scene after a suspected truck attack in Limburg, Germany. Photograph: Maximilian  See/EPA

A Syrian man has been arrested on suspicion of hijacking a truck and ramming it into traffic in western Germany, injuring eight people, prosecutors s(...)

Irish troops moving over the captured German 2nd line at Cambrai, France, circa 1917. Photograph: Paul Popper/Popperfoto/Getty Images

January 21st, 1919 was an auspicious day in Irish history. The War of Independence started when men from the 3rd Tipperary Brigade of the Irish Volunt(...)

French fans in Dtwo nightclub watch their World Cup semi-final  against Belgium. Photograph: Jack Power

Hundreds of French and Belgian soccer fans crowded into Dtwo nightclub on Harcourt Street, in Dublin city centre, to watch their teams face off in the(...)

The celtic cross in Dietkirchen fell into disrepair but was restored 10 years ago and reconsecreted in November 2007.

A German village is to host a commemoration event on Sunday to remember the thousands of Irish prisoners of war incarcerated there during the first Wo(...)

Geert Wilders says if he wins the popular vote and is excluded from government it will be patently undemocratic. Photograph: Martijn Beekman /AFP/Getty Images

The most depressing thing about the controversial suggestion by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte recently that immigrants who no longer like living in (...)

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