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Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg protests outside  the Swedish parliament  in Stockholm  during a  Fridays for Future climate protest last week. The pandemic  has only intensified the widespread appreciation that business as usual can no longer be countenanced. Photograph:   Jonathan Nackstrand/Getty Images

The teenagers of Ireland had planned on hosting a massive Fridays for Future protest last week on September 25th to remind their elders that they cont(...)

Pope Francis embraces new cardinal Kevin Joseph Farrell of the US during a Consistory ceremony to install 17 new cardinals in Saint Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The issue of immigration underpinned Saturday morning’s traditionally solemn yet spectacular “Red Hat” ceremony in the Basilica of St. Peter’s, where (...)

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Photograph: Alan Betson /Irish Times

Irish people must never be afraid to allow their faith influence and shape political choices, especially on basic human values such as the right to li(...)

Sri Lanka's Cardinal Albert Malcolm Ranjith, Archbishop of Colombo, arrives to lead Mass at the San Lorenzo In Lucino church in Rome today. With the vast majority of Catholics now living outside Europe, there is growing pressure for a pontiff from another part of the world. Photograph: Chris Helgren/Reuters

Roman Catholic cardinals prayed today for spiritual guidance ahead of a closed-door conclave to choose a new pope to lead the church at one of (...)