Pope Benedict

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The organisers of the Eid celebration at Croke Park hope 500 people will be allowed attend the event.

Eid celebrations at Croke Park will take place on Friday, July 31st, it has been officially confirmed by the Islamic Centre of Ireland. The date was d(...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Pope Francis   with former pope Benedict at the Vatican in December 2018. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP via Getty

The former pope Benedict XVI has spoken out against allowing married men to become priests, in a move that could jeopardise a potential plan by Pope F(...)

 Pope Francis (left) meeting Benedict XVI at the Vatican in 2018. File photograph: Vatican Media/AFP via Getty Images

Former pope Benedict in a new book written with a conservative cardinal, defends clerical celibacy in the Catholic Church in what appears to be a(...)

A file image from 2004 showing  Pope John Paul II (right) blessing Father Marcial Maciel, founder of the Legionaries of Christ, during a special audience at the Vatican in  2004. Photograph: Reuters

Sexual abuse of minors was rife among superiors of the Legionaries of Christ Catholic religious order, with at least 60 boys abused by its founder Fat(...)

Anthony Hopkins and and Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes

The world has largely forgotten Morris West and the 1968 adaptation of his bestseller The Shoes of the Fisherman. Yet that Michael Anderson film, sta(...)

Sr Joan Chittister OSB and former president Mary McAleese in conversation at Trinity College Dublin on Saturday.Photograph: Alan Betson

In 1994 Pope John Paul issued Ordinatio Sacerdotalis, which said the Church had no authority to ordain women. A year later, the prefect at the Congreg(...)

Fr Bernárd Lynch: will receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Fr Bernárd Lynch, a gay Irish Catholic priest now living in London, is to receive the Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad from President (...)

Emma Barnett: ‘If men were tasked with producing the next generation, I think everyone would have a gynaecologist.’ Photograph:  David M Benett/Getty

In broadcaster Emma Barnett’s book Period. It’s About Bloody Time, she offers an exhaustive – not to mention exhausting – compendium of the ways perio(...)

Cardinal Henry Newman: his journey to Dublin began with an invitation in 1851 from Archbishop Cullen of Armagh, later archbishop of Dublin, to advise on the proposed establishment of a Catholic university.

On Friday, November 3rd, 1854, the Catholic University, under its rector John Henry Newman, opened its doors at 86 St Stephen’s Green in Dublin to rec(...)

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