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Pope Francis prays as he celebrates the Christmas mass marking the birth of Jesus Christ on December 24th, 2018 at St Peter’s basilica in Vatican. Photograph: Tiziana Fabi/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis has urged Christians to forgo the greed, gluttony and materialism of Christmas and to focus instead on its message of simplicity, charity(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

A sign outside the Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago on December Wednesday. Photograph: Kamil Krzackzynski /AFP/Getty Images

The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general has said in(...)

Éamon de Valera with members of his cabinet in December 1937 during the inauguration of the new Constitution, which further defined women’s place as in the home. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In December 1918, two women, Countess Constance Markievicz and Winifred Carney, ran for election on the island of Ireland and one, Markievicz, was ele(...)

 Former  Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson (C) leaves court in Newcastle, New South Wales, following a hearing in August. Photograph: Darren Pateman/EPA

An Australian court on Thursday overturned the conviction of a former archbishop who had been the world’s most senior Catholic cleric held guilty of (...)

Enrolment policies at St Patrick’s National School, Church Road, Greystones, have stirred controversy locally. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A retired Church of Ireland archdeacon has been barred from taking part in church services by the Archbishop of Dublin for six months after speaking o(...)

‘In our societies it even seems that homosexuality is fashionable,’ says Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi/File Photo

Fine Gael Senator Jerry Buttimer has expressed disappointment at Pope Francis’ declaration that there is “no room” in the Catholic church for gay prie(...)

Fabella Hospital, Manila: about 60 women give birth here each day. Photograph: Kimberly dela Cruz

“Watch out! That wire is live.” We duck under a tangle of electric wires hanging over the door, and enter a tiny concrete room in the Manila slum of M(...)

 November sunset: a new report says small families with long-lived members,   contributing well into old age as  workers and caregivers, should be the international goal. Illustration: Michael Viney

On the day I was born, in 1933, I joined some two billion members of Homo sapiens, the planet’s dominant and fastest-proliferating mammal. That figure(...)

Queens University Belfast historian, Professor Liam Kennedy said he had  ‘little doubt that mothers who had miscarriages or still-births suffered mental anguish as a result of the death of an unbaptised foetus or still-birth’. File photograph: Alan Betson

A new study from Queen’s University, Belfast has found that belief in limbo – a place for unbaptised babies – has declined throughout the decades in I(...)

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