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Rev Charles McMullen (third from left), speaking to media with church leaders Rev Trevor Gribben (left), Rev Brian Anderson (second from left), Rev William Davison (third from right), Arch Bishop Eamon Martin (second from right), and Rev Richard Clarke (right), following a meeting with political leaders at Stormont. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

Ireland’s main church leaders have spoken of “a growing sense of hopelessness and even despair” at the political stalemate in Northern Ireland and cal(...)

 Archbishop Eamon Martin: he said the shrine to St Oliver Plunkett “will honour all the martyrs of yesterday, today and tomorrow”

A motion calling on the Church of Ireland to write to the Department of Foreign Affairs asking it to place on a par with all other human rights issues(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin spoke at a gathering   in Derry on Wednesday to coincide with the funeral of Lyra McKee. Photograph: Margaret McLaughlin

The Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has called on the North’s political parties to resume talks in the wake of the murder of(...)

The coffin of Lauren Bullock is taken from St Patrick’s Church, Donaghmore. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA

Lauren Bullock was “living the dream” and had “a bright future in front of her and so much still to contribute” when her life was cut short on St Patr(...)

The coffin of Morgan Barnard is taken into St Patrick’s Church, Dungannon for his funeral.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

St Patrick’s Church in Dungannon, Co Tyrone was packed to capacity on Friday for the first of the three funerals of the three young people who died in(...)

From left, Morgan Barnard, Lauren Bullock and Connor Currie

Police in Co Tyrone are trying to establish the circumstances that led to a St Patrick’s night crush outside a disco in Cookstown that resulted in the(...)

Pope Francis. “If the church is to have any credibility, it must be matched by radical, irreversible reform from the very top.” Photograph: Ettore Ferrari/EPA

In the wake of the synod on the protection of minors, it is clear that there is a massive task ahead for the Catholic Church worldwide even if progres(...)

  Pope Francis waves as he arrives for the second day of a global child protection summit   on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church. Photograph: Giuseppe Lami/AFP/Getty Images

A leading US cardinal has called for new independent ways of reporting bishops who cover up the abuse of children by priests or who may themselves be (...)

Pope Francis greets clergymen at the opening of a global child protection summit. Photograph: Vicenzo Pinto/AFP

Catholic Church leaders from around the world have heard an African woman describe being abused from the age of 15 for 13 years by a priest, who she s(...)

Catholic Primate of All Ireland Eamon Martin said he knows nothing he could say could “undo the terrible wrong” abuse survivors have endured. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Abuse survivors “deserve to be believed, loved and cherished – not isolated or seen as a threat”, the Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin, h(...)

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