Pope Francis:  Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin (centre) says the people of Dublin responded with generosity and enthusiasm to his visit. Photograph: Vatican Media/via Reuters

Those who saw the recent visit of Pope Francis as the end of the Catholic Church in Ireland had “really lost the understanding of what the church is,”(...)

 Pope Francis bids farewell to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin as he prepares to leave after his visit to Ireland. Photograph:  WMOF2018/Maxwell Photography via Getty Images

Every Catholic parish in Dublin has been asked to set time aside in November to reflect on what it really means to be Christian. In his first public(...)

Episcopal ordination of  Tom Deenihan as the new Bishop of Meath at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar. Photograph: John McElroy

It is “not always easy” being a priest today and they deserve support from their superiors and parishioners, according to the newly ordained Bishop of(...)

Penitential Act of the Holy Father Yesterday I met with eight persons who are survivors of the abuse of power, the abuse of conscience and sexual abu(...)

Pope Francis has shifted the mood music in the Catholic Church away from a rigid hierarchical conformism to a more collegial atmosphere of debate and creative thinking. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty

At the end of the 11 o’clock Mass in Dublin’s Pro-Cathedral last Sunday morning Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reminded the congregation that Pope Francis(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin during the World Meeting of Families in the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Archbishop of Armagh Dr Eamon Martin says Pope Francis’s meeting with survivors of clerical abuse will be a “sacred moment” during his visit to Ir(...)

Attendees at the World Meeting of Families listening to Pope Francis speaking via video in the RDS Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: John McElroy

Thousands of people are expected to attend the World Meeting of Familes which starts in Dublin on Wednesday and culminates in an open-air mass celebra(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin said he hoped Pope Francis would ‘speak frankly about our past but also about our future’. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Vatican Commission for the Protection of Minors is too small and not robust enough, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said. The commissio(...)

 Cardinal Angelo Sodano. Photograph: Reuters/Tony Gentile

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said he has no further information on contacts between the Vatican and then president Mary McAleese and then (...)

 Cardinal Kevin Farrell, from Drimnagh in Dublin, speaking in 2017 at the  Dublin  conference – hosted by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin –  in preparation for this month’s World Meeting of Families. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

A group representing clerical child sex survivors worldwide has written an open letter to Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin seeking the re(...)

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