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Rev Dr Sahr John Yambasu became an Irish citizen in 1989.

The first African-born leader of one of Ireland’s main churches has been elected president-designate of the Methodist Church. Rev Dr Sahr John Yamba(...)

Paul Dempsey being ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/Twitter

The former parish priest of Newbridge Co Kildare, Fr Paul Dempsey (49), was ordained as the new Bishop of Achonry in the West of Ireland on Sunday. I(...)

The consultants  said they were ‘hugely excited’ at the relocation of the National Maternity Hospital at Holles Street to Elm Park. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Seven leading medical consultants in Dublin have said were “entirely satisfied” their clinical independence at the new National Maternity Hospital on (...)

Christ Church cathedral

Irish churches are already cancelling events planned for well past the March 29th date to which current coronavirus restrictions apply. The installat(...)

Where and when have Roman Catholic women with a sense of vocation to the priesthood been listened to by Francis or his predecessors? Photograph:  Getty Images

Pope Francis’s reaffirmation of the exclusion of women from ordination (Holy Orders) in his recent exhortation Beloved Amazonia (Querida Amazonia) rem(...)

In a letter to this newspaper, Fr Seán Fagan tangentially touched upon the matter of women’s ordination, but this was only one transgression in his list of ‘sins’. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

Marking the opening of the new legal year in October, the Vatican’s diplomatic representative in Ireland, Archbishop Jude Okolo, reminded legal practi(...)

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(...)

The ordination last month of Dermot Farrell as Bishop of Ossory. Nine episcopal vacancies will by next year need to be filled. Photograph: John McElroy

Usually, talk in the Catholic Church about staff shortages centres on country parishes having to consider closing churches, cutting down on the number(...)

President Higgins, flanked by his wife Sabina, warmly embraces Papal Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo. Photograph: Tom Honan

The world can draw inspiration from Pope Francis and Irish missionaries had been wonderful ambassadors for Ireland and for their faith, President Mich(...)

Marie Collins, a former member of the Pope’s sex-abuse commission, hands a letter to Cardinal Seán O’Malley detailing the abuse of Juan Carlos Cruz and a cover-up by Chilean church authorities, at the Domus Santa Marta on April 12th, 2015. Photograph: Catherine Bonnet via AP

Pope Francis has been accused of “inexcusable dysfunction at best and wilful deception at worst” following reports on Monday that he received a victim(...)

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