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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(...)

Pope Francis called this week’s Rome meeting to raise awareness globally about clerical child sexual abuse, highlighting it is not just a “western” problem. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A four-day meeting of Catholic bishops and other senior clergy begins at the Vatican on Thursday to address the issue of clerical child sexual abuse. (...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin said it was his  intention ‘to relay the lived experience and insights of Irish survivors‘ personally to Pope Francis. File photograph:  PA Wire

The Catholic Primate Archbishop Eamon Martin has been meeting clerical abuse survivors throughout Ireland in advance of a Church leaders’ child protec(...)

The new Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy

The episcopal ordination of the new Bishop of Clogher Larry Duffy took place at St Macartan’s Cathedral in Monaghan on Sunday. It follows the announc(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin, above, and Archbishop Richard Clarke warned against losing sight of the circumstances endured by those behind the official figures documenting the homelessness crisis. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic and Protestant archbishops of Armagh have warned people not to forget the individual distress and hardship behind “endless” homelessness (...)

Emma Mhic Mhathúna, one of the women affected by the  CervicalCheck controversy, who died last month aged 37 Photograph: Domnick Walsh

Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth is to introduce an award dedicated to the late Emma Mhic Mhathúna which will assist mature students who wish to retu(...)

Britain’s Prince Andrew, the Duke of York (right) is greeted by Archbishop Eamon  Martin before a Service of Remembrance at St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast, on the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The fact that Irish Catholics and Protestants fought and died, side by side, in World War I was neglected for too long by all sides, north and south o(...)

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