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The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

Ireland’s new papal nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo speaks English, French, Italian, Igbo, Spanish and German. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo (60) as the apostolic nuncio to Ireland, the first African priest to hold the role. The apo(...)

Archbishop Charles Brown: “We’ve a lot of priests in Ireland who are in their 70s, who are working right now. Some are in their 80s. In 10 years they’re not going to be working”

Papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown has expressed alarm at the lack of vocations in Ireland, and at the age profile of existing priests. “We’ve a (...)

The remains of the late cardinal Connell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin reflected on the age profile of those present at the funeral Mass for Cardinal Desmond Connell yesterday , as re(...)

The papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown:  “We have the feeling that we are entering a new era, a different era, an uncertain era.” Photograph: Eric Luke

Christians have a responsibility to oppose elements within President Donald Trump’s programme that are inconsistent with the principals of their fait(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina with Minister of State Helen McEntee meeting HE Robin Barnett, the British ambassador, at Áras an Uachtaráin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As US president Donald Trump’s immigration ban comes under international criticism, President Michael D Higgins has warned democracy could be destroye(...)

At the National Holocaust Memorial Day service in the Mansion House, Dublin,  on Sunday  night were second World War veteran Albert Sutton, who was at the liberation of Bergen/Belsen, and Holocaust survivor Suzi Diamond. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The introduction by the US of new immigration controls against Muslims on Holocaust Memorial weekend “tells me we obviously haven’t remembered enough(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin welcomes President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina on their arrival for  World Day of Peace Mass in St Theresa’s Church,  Clarendon St,  Dublin, on Sunday. Photograph: John McElroy

There is “a dangerous culture of violence in Ireland, which is difficult to understand”, the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmuid Martin, has sa(...)

Papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown has been criticised again by the Association of Catholic Priests. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A group which claims to represent almost a third of Ireland’s Catholic priests has severely criticised papal nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown over his (...)

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