Oscar Romero

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 Sally O’Neill pictured at Áras An Uachtarain in March 2015 with President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Tributes have been paid to Sally O’Neill, a leading figure in the overseas development organisation Trócaire, after her death in a car crash in Guatem(...)

Pope Francis blesses a portrait of Archbishop Oscar Romero. Photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

In an era when fake news is everywhere and three journalists have been murdered in the EU within the past year, it is worth pondering that the recentl(...)

Tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador (left) and Pope Paul VI  hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

Pope Francis on Sunday made saints of two of the most contentious Roman Catholic figures of the 20th century - murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Ro(...)

Archbishop Oscar Romero (1917 - 1980) at home in San Salvador in November 1979. Photograph: Alex Bowie/Getty

There is something about the murder of a priest saying Mass that has always stirred the Christian imagination. The priest is then at his most vulnerab(...)

Archbishop Óscar Romero: In his weekly sermons, broadcast all over he country by Catholic radio stations, he took to reading lists of the latest atrocities by security forces and the death squads in El Salvador. Photograph: Leif Skoogfors/Getty Images

In March of 1968, four Franciscan priests from Ireland, of whom I was one, reported for duty to the diocese of San Miguel in the eastern corner of El (...)

Photo taken on January 1st, 1979, of Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero in El Salvador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Salvadoran archbishop Óscar Romero, a champion of the poor who became a human rights icon in Latin America when he was killed by a right-wing death sq(...)

Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores his second goal against Alaves at Estadio de Mendizorroza  in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Photograph: Juan Manuel Serrano Arce/Getty Images

Alaves 0 Barcelona 2 Lionel Messi shrugged off the frustration of missing a penalty to reach another remarkable career landmark as Barcelona eased to(...)

US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump meet Pope Francis at the Vatican on Wednesday. Photograph: Evan Vucci/New York Times

Being the pope should probably involve training in tightrope walking. There is a constant need to reach out and conduct dialogues with powerful but no(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

The selfless and often lifelong work of Irish missionaries “has been a powerful expression of the vision of the church of the poor”, says President Michael D Higgins. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JOE HUMPHREYS Governments need to move beyond “rhetorical gestures” and “modest” goals to tackle climate change and poverty, President Michael D Higg(...)

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