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Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a theocracy in Ireland. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Archbishop Eamon Martin has told the inaugural conference of the Iona Institute Northern Ireland that the Catholic Church has no desire to create a th(...)

 Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown, who has completed his term in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Senior Catholic bishops have paid tribute to the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Charles Brown, who has completed his term. A Vatican communiqué issued (...)

Dr Eamon Martin: “A culture of blame will only trap us in an endless cycle of instability and insecurity,” he said in a joint statement with other church leaders.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The leaders of the four main churches in Ireland have urged the Northern Ireland parties to protect the achievements of the peace process as talks co(...)

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(...)

“It is disappointing that the deep and overlapping anti-Irish and anti-Catholic bigotry of so many DUP-supporting unionists appears to still play a significant role in Northern life and politics.” Above, DUP leader Arlene Foster.    Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

How much did continuing religious bigotry have to do with the collapse of the Northern Ireland Executive last month? It was clear from Martin McGuinne(...)

Fr Tony Flannery who celebrated Mass for his 70th birthday at the east Galway Killimordaly Community Centre in breach of a 2012 ban by the Vatican on his public ministry: “I feel free of the institution.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Comedian Groucho Marx said he would never join a club that accepted him as a member. Fr Tony Flannery goes one better. He now has no desire to rejoin (...)

Pope Francis addresses the crowd from the window of the apostolic palace overlooking St Peter’s square in the Vatican during on Sunday. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Migration, economic austerity, secularism, clerical sex abuse, falling attendance at Mass, the decline in priesthood vocations and the Catholic Churc(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Dr Michael Jackson, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In 2016, Ireland took back the Somme “into our self–understanding and identity”, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. Ho(...)

Migrants stranded at the Greek port of Chios. “Our fullest identity is found in our being children of God, an identity we share with everyone on this planet.” Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

Treating refugees as a lower class of human life of is dangerous and deluded, the leaders of the Ireland’s largest churches have said. “Jesus Christ (...)

 Former Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh Gerard Clifford resigned for health reasons in 2013

The former auxiliary bishop of Armagh Gerard Clifford (75) has died. He resigned for health reasons in 2013. From the townland of Lordship in Co Lou(...)

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