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The coffin of Seamus Mallon is carried to Saint James of Jerusalem Church in Mullaghbrack, Co Armagh. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

Seamus Mallon was a “peacemaker, a bridge builder, a leader, a statesman, and a faithful worker for the Kingdom of God”, the Archbishop of Armagh and (...)

While in Kildare town, Fr Paul Dempsey began writing weekly articles for the Leinster Leader and hosting a programme on Kildare FM. Photograph: Newbridge Catholic Parish

The new Catholic Bishop of Achonry diocese in the west of Ireland is to be Fr Paul Dempsey (48), current parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare. He wil(...)

The churches said ‘the trauma of homelessness and housing insecurity could be prevented’ if society is prepared to ensure ‘the economy serves the common good and respects and protects the dignity of all’. File photograph: PA

Sixteen Irish churches have called jointly on voters to pressure politicians over the State’s housing crisis. These include the Catholic Church, Chur(...)

Benedict, when he was pope, in 2005. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

There has been strong reaction from Irish Catholic priests to the intervention of former pope Benedict XVI in the Church’s ongoing celibacy debate. I(...)

Former pope Benedict XVI: Was it a mistake to allow Benedict retain the title Pope Emeritus and continue to wear the white cassock peculiar to popes?  Photograph: Getty Images

And lo, it has come to pass! Former pope Benedict XVI has directly intervened in church affairs in an overt attempt to frustrate a decision his succes(...)

Pope Francis   with former pope Benedict at the Vatican in December 2018. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP via Getty

The former pope Benedict XVI has spoken out against allowing married men to become priests, in a move that could jeopardise a potential plan by Pope F(...)

 Pope Francis (left) meeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in 2018. File photograph: Vatican Media/AFP via Getty Images

Former pope Benedict in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends clerical celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a(...)

There are 156 full-time chaplain posts – mostly Catholic – allocated to Education and Training Boards secondary schools and colleges. The annual cost is €9.8 million. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty

Education authorities are spending almost €10 million of taxpayers’ money on hiring religious chaplains for State-run multidenominational secondary sc(...)

Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

A frame grab taken from a hand out video made available by Vatican Media  shows a woman  grabbing at Pope Francis’ hands  in Vatican City. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP Photo

Pope Francis apologised on Wednesday for having angrily slapped a woman’s arm when she had grabbed hold of his hand and yanked him towards her. He sa(...)

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