Pope Francis blesses a cross for Maribel Rivera, an employee at the Curran-Fromhold Correction Facility in Philadelphia, during his visit there on Sunday. Photograph: Reuters

There is speculation that Pope Francis may visit Ireland after he announced the next World Meeting of Families will take place in Dublin in 2018. The (...)

Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin:  “The life of every human person is equally valuable.” Photograph: The Irish Times

The Catholic primate has written to all MP’s in Northern Ireland calling on them to oppose the Assisted Dying Bill which is to be debated in the House(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady: remains a cardinal for life and may take part in papal elections until he is 80. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Seán Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic Primate of All-Ireland. Coadjutor Archbishop (...)

Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin: Irish Catholic Church “of the 1940s and 1950s is gone and we would not want that back. It was very much tarnished gold.” Photograph: Eric Luke

The new Catholic primate and Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin (52) spoke yesterday of being “overwhelmed, fearful at what lies ahead but trusting (...)

Rev  Peter D Murray pictured after being elelcted and installed as President of the Methodist Church in Ireland at a ceremony in Christ Church Leeson Park, Dublin tonight. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

History was made in Dublin tonight when the two Church of Ireland archbishops took part in the installation of the new Methodist President Rev Peter (...)

Rome in recent days has been dominated by those who recall the late pontiffs.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

As Rome prepares for the impact of an estimated million-strong crowd at tomorrow’s canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II, yesterday was(...)

Fr Gerry Campbell , with the Catholic primate Cardinal Seán Brady and Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin

A Catholic priest from the Armagh archdiocese has begun an 85 mile run from the Bann to the Boyne to raise awareness of and funds for Trócaire’s Le(...)

Ireland’s Catholic bishops are planning a major national pastoral conference following publication of the exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (the Joy of the Gospel) by Pope Francis. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

Ireland’s Catholic bishops are planning a major national pastoral conference for September of next year following publication of the exhortation Evang(...)

Coadjutor Archbishop Eamon Martin: ‘It would hugely impoverish our faith if we were to compartmentalise it or exclude it completely from our conversations and actions in the public square.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Coadjutor Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh has asked “why shouldn’t a Catholic politician, or lawyer, or teacher, or person of any profession for th(...)

Fine Gael TD Lucinda Creighton at Leinster House in Dublin as the Dail  debates the abortion Bill. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A Labour Party backbencher has shocked his colleagues by voting against the Government and with independents who called for provision to be made in th(...)

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