Catholic  Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin has repeated the apology he made in June 2014 for the hurt to mothers and babies caused by the church. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin, has repeated the apology he and other Irish bishops made in June 2014(...)

Chamberlain was consecrated last November, and all those involved in his appointment – including Justin Welby, the archbishop of Canterbury – were aware of his personal situation. File image: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

The bishop of Grantham has become the first Church of England bishop to publicly declare that he is gay and in a relationship. In a move that will be(...)

The Church of England has defended sending ‘prayers’ on Twitter to The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins following his stroke. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire.

The Church of England has defended sending “prayers” on Twitter to The God Delusion author Richard Dawkins following his stroke. The outspoken academ(...)

The judges also commended Apple chief Tim Cook who was quoted as saying: “At the end of the day . . . this is a very key day for Apple”, thus combining two empty, clashing phrases. Photograph: The Irish Times

On New Year’s Eve, just before the final judging session of my 2014 Golden Flannel awards, I put out a last-minute plea on Twitter. What were the most(...)