Nazareth

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Pope Francis during his visit to Dublin last Saturday. The group expected a half an hour maximum, but the pope heard them out for an hour and a half. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes/Reuters

The most extraordinary meeting in the long history of the Catholic Church in Ireland was a hastily arranged affair. Eight survivors of clerical abuse(...)

Marian House, which is located next to the congregation’s headquarters, Kimmage Manor, is due to close.

The religious congregation that founded some of Ireland’s best-known fee-paying schools is closing its Dublin nursing home due to costs, forcing elder(...)

Palestinians walk on a poster bearing images of US president Donald Trump and vice-president Mike Pence during a demonstration at the al-Quds Open University in Dura village near the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday. Photograph: Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian a(...)

Ruba Shamshoum, a singer from Nazareth, living in Ireland the past five years. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ruba Shamshoum used to hate standing on stage in front of an audience. She loved singing privately but was petrified of performing in public. “I alway(...)

The Historical Institutional Abuse report found that “the development of Nazareth House and Nazareth Lodge was motivated by the drive on the part of the Roman Catholic Church to provide services for Catholic children, so that they would not need to be admitted to workhouses, state institutions or homes run by non-Catholic organisations where the Church felt that their spiritual needs might not be met appropriately”. File photograph: Getty Images

The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry (HIA) report last January was unequivocal in its findings about the Nazareth House (girls)(...)

Brendan Smyth: a review established that four Norbertines had sexually abused so many children that it concluded the figure was simply ‘not known’.

The last public Mass by a Norbertine priest in Ireland was celebrated on Sunday September 25th, 2016. As of that date all public ministry by the Norbe(...)

Margaret McGuckin: “There was no love there at all, no Christian attitudes, none whatsoever.” Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

The Sisters of Nazareth and the De La Salle Brothers again issued apologies to those who suffered abuse in their care homes after the latest safeguard(...)

None of the 61 Nazareth Sisters accused of physical and emotional abuse was convicted

A total of 294 physical and emotional abuse allegations were made against 61 Nazareth Sisters, 40 now deceased. None was convicted in the courts. Just(...)

Fr Brendan Smyth, a member of the Norbertine Order, was jailed in 1994 for sexually abusing children.  Photograph: Colin Keegan.

A woman who was sexually abused by serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth in the United States has condemned the Catholic Church for its “disturbing” fail(...)

Some 512 allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse had been made against 146 priests, brothers, and sisters belonging to the four congregations, five of whom were convicted in the courts.

It is practice when reviews of child protection standards are published by the Catholic Church’s National Board for Safeguarding Children that these a(...)

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