Martin Diarmuid

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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(...)

Archbishop Martin remembered meeting Pope Francis “the day that the story of the Tuam babies came out. He said to me ‘how are things in Ireland?’ ”

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has not ruled out a visit by Pope Francis to Northern Ireland during his trip for the World Meeting (...)

The 16th annual Way of the Cross through the Phoenix Park on Good Friday Led by Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson

Who are we to judge? , asked Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin on Friday, echoing the words of Pope Francis. “Who are we to put others under the mi(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin performs the Washing of the Feet ceremony  on Thursday, including members of the Palestrina Boys Choir. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It was a statement of fact not ideology to acknowledge that what made up a family today varied, Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing  a Voices of Faith conference in Rome on March 8th. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Today, March 13th, is the fifth anniversary of the election of Pope Francis. In the years since I don’t think he has ever been challenged in quite the(...)

Former president Mary McAleese addressing the ‘Voices of Faith’ conference in Rome on Thursday. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has agreed with claims by Mary McAleese that the main reason for negative attitudes to the church in Ireland rela(...)

Bishop David O’Connell speaking in the original version of a video promoting the World Meeting of Families 2018.

The Association of Catholic Priests has said it find it “impossible to understand” why words of Auxiliary Bishop of Los Angeles had been edited out of(...)

File image of Soca co-founder John Kelly addressing a group meeting at Liberty Hall, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Survivors of sexual and physical abuse in schools run by the Catholic Church in Ireland have demanded a meeting with Pope Francis to discuss compensat(...)

The plaque in the sacristy of the Vatican’s Pauline Chapel, completed at a cost of €9 million in 2009. Photograph: Patsy McGarry

The third national collection to help fund the visit of Pope Francis and the World Meeting of Families in Dublin (WMoF2018) next August takes place in(...)

Pope John Paul II holds the hand of Irish President Mary McAleese during their meeting in  2003 in the Vatican. File Photograph:  Arturo Mari-Vatican Pool/Getty Images

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has said neither he nor his office were consulted by the Vatican prior to former President Mary McAleese being ba(...)

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