Georg Batzing

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In 2016 Pope Francis established a commission to examine whether women could or should be ordained deacons. Stating that the outcome was inconclusive, he established another commission in 2020.  Handout photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

Pope Francis recently announced that he would remove the phrase “lay men” from Canon 230 and replace it with “lay persons”. This change to the church’(...)

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery was suspended from public ministry by the Vatican in 2012. File photograph: Alan Betson

Redemptorist priest Fr Tony Flannery has asked why he remains removed from public ministry by the Vatican when it now appears senior Catholic church f(...)

  Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell of Dublin believes Pope Francis has given Catholics ‘a great lead’ on homosexuality. Photograph: Alan Betson

With half of Dublin’s priests over 70 and due to retire within the next five years and congregations ageing and declining, the Archbishop-elect Dermot(...)