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Parish priest of Seriate, Don Mario stands by coffins stored in the church of San Giuseppe in Seriate, near Bergamo, Lombardy, Italy  during the country’s lockdown during the  new coronavirus pandemic.  Photograph: Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images

The Catholic Diocese of Down and Connor has taken the lead in deciding there will be no funeral Masses held during the coronavirus crisis, with other (...)

Talks aimed at restoring Northern Ireland’s devolved government are to resume at Stormont on Thursday. Stock photograph: Paul Faith/PA.

Talks aimed at restoring Northern Ireland’s devolved government are to resume at Stormont on Thursday with less than two weeks for the parties to reac(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin with anti-abortion activists at the Rally for Life in Dublin on July 6th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Westminster has acted “in an unprecedented way” in its bid to introduce abortion in Northern Ireland, which will have “a devastating impact” on the ri(...)

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin greeting Mass goers in Dublin. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Major change is imminent in the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland as bishops in some of its most significant dioceses approach the mandator(...)

A still from CCTV footage issued by  the PSNI of the suspected gunman who murdered Jim Donegan on the Glen Road in West Belfast on Tuesday.  Photograph: PSNI/PA Wire

The PSNI has appealed for assistance in identifying the gunman who shot dead 43-year-old James Donegan outside St Mary’s grammar school on the Glen Ro(...)

Michelle O’Neill:  “We did not hear anything new from Karen Bradley that would give us any kind of hope that her government has any interest in prioritising the needs of people here”

Sinn Féin has described as a “bit of a groundhog day” efforts by Northern Secretary Karen Bradley at Stormont to restart a talks process aimed at rest(...)

A papal visit to the North would have resulted in demonstrations from evangelical Protestants. Photograph: Reuters

As much as he wishes it were otherwise Fr Michael McGinnity doesn’t expect Pope Francis will find time to deviate from his tight two-day itinerary and(...)

Stormont  in Belfast. A senior Catholic Church figure has called for courageous leadership to lift Northern Irish politics away from fear and stagnation. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A senior Catholic Church figure has called for imaginative and courageous leadership to lift Northern Ireland politics away from fear and stagnation. (...)

A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the ‘sign of peace’ handshake in its Masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu. File photograph: Richard Seagraves/Photonica/Getty

A Catholic diocese in Northern Ireland has suspended the “sign of peace” handshake in its Masses due to the risk of infection from a strain of the flu(...)

Nazareth House in Belfast: In 1884 the Sisters of Nazareth opened the facility on the Ormeau Road  to care for girls placed into adoption.

Statement from Diocese of Down and Connor “It is always a matter of deep sadness when a baby or child dies. The sense of loss to a family and often a(...)

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