The Christine Buckley Centre survivors choir perform in St Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over abuse survivors’ suffering. Photograph: Jack Power

Survivors of abuse in residential institutions have gathered for a celebration of music to mark 20 years since the State issued an apology over their (...)

Anne Barrett Doyle said Pope Francis could “contribute enormously to the public record in Ireland” by releasing the names of the 3,400 priests the Vatican had found guilty of abuse under canon law over a decade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pope Francis should introduce zero tolerance into canon law if he is to follow his words with actions to prevent the clerical sexual abuse of children(...)

Cardinal Seán Brady. Photograph: Eric Luke

The sole clerical abuse survivor on the Vatican’s new Commission for the Protection of Minors, Marie Collins, says she hopes Catholic Primate Cardina(...)

‘We need strong vision, less spinning,’ Archbiship Diarmuid Martin  said at the launch of the Crosscare report. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

The level of homelessness in Dublin has been described as “shameful” by Catholic Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. “We need strong vision, less spinning,” h(...)

Monday last may yet turn out to be a most significant day in the Roman Catholic Church where clerical child sexual abuse is concerned. That morning Po(...)

Irish clerical child abuse survivor Mark Vincent Healy (54) told Pope Francis (above) of his concerns about rates of self-harm and suicide among survivors during a meeting in the Vatican today.  Photograph: Nicola Lanese/EPA.

The second Irish clerical child abuse survivor to meet Pope Francis this morning was Dubliner Mark Vincent Healy (54). The meeting lasted for approxim(...)