A total of 353,874 tickets were sold   for Pope Francis’ Mass in the Phoenix Park on the first day they went on sale. Photograph:  Andrew Medichini/AP

Bookings for World Meeting of Families events in Dublin next month “before it ever starts, has already exceeded all records,” Bishop of Kildare and Le(...)

Bishop Paul Tighe: has been appointed secretary to the Council for Culture in the Vatican

Irish cleric Bishop Paul Tighe has been appointed secretary to the Council for Culture, one of the more senior posts at the Vatican. He moved to the(...)

Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome

One of the most senior Irishmen in the Vatican Msgr Paul Tighe was ordained Bishop at St Peter’s Basilica in Rome on Saturday morning by Secretary of (...)

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis.

Dublin diocesan priest Monsignor Paul Tighe (57) has been appointed a bishop and secretary of the Vatican’s Council for Culture by Pope Francis. It (...)

A new Vatican document says women aged between 20 and 50 rarely go to Mass, opt for a religious wedding less often and in general express “a certain diffidence toward the formative abilities of religious men”. Photograph: Tony Gentile/Reuters

A new Vatican document has described the effects of elective plastic surgery on women as “a burqa made of flesh.” It continued “one woman gave us this(...)