Pope Francis

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There, there pet. Pope Francis blesses a child. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty

I have never been a fan of popes (or any other sort of religious potentate), but, as holders of the office go, Francis seems sound. He was good in tha(...)

We’ve laid the flowers, lit the candles and asked the questions to which there are no answers.

In the hours and days after Ashling Murphy’s unfathomable murder this week, on a stretch of canal path named for another woman who disappeared in unfa(...)

Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Dermot Farrell. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dermot Farrell was appointed Catholic Archbishop of Dublin just over a year ago and has yet to engage with the Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF), th(...)

Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy gets an elbow bump from Charles Ward as he waits to enter the Cathedral of the Assumption in Tuam for his Installation Ceremony as Archbishop of Tuam. Photograph:  Andy Newman

The new Catholic Archbishop of Tuam Francis Duffy has promised to listen to all who have been treated harshly by the Church. Reflecting on the Churc(...)

Pope Francis in his Christmas address said that Jesus comes “where human dignity is put to the test. He comes to ennoble the excluded and he first reveals himself to them; not to educated and important people, but to poor working people.” Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

The editorial Inspiring the Hopeless in this newspaper on Christmas Eve was about the significance of the birth of Jesus Christ for the world. It ment(...)

Homeless children stand in a queue to receive a morning meal from Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Saint Teresa, at its headquarter in Kolkata, India,  Photograph: Bikas Das/AP

India has refused to renew the foreign-funding licence for the Missionaries of Charity, the Christian order founded by Mother Teresa famous for its wo(...)

Table Mountain lit up in purple to honour the memory of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, in Cape Town. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty

South Africans remembered anti-apartheid campaigner Archbishop Desmond Tutu with cathedral bells, flowers and warm words on Monday, a day after he die(...)

2021 was a year of record highs for people like Kellie Harrington and Lil Nas X but one of unforgettable lows for Eoghan Harris and Boris Johnson (...)

Pacts were unveiled at Cop26 on stopping deforestation, cutting methane, phasing out coal, backing hydrogen fuel in a net-zero emissions future, and putting in place a carbon market. Photograph: Friedemann Vogel/EPA

A deal was hammered out at Cop26 climate summit in November, yet there are wildly varying views on what was achieved. It was a bold attempt to get the(...)

Pope Francis was handed the El País  findings directly.

Spain’s Catholic Church is under pressure to investigate allegations of child sex abuse by its clergy following revelations of a barrage of previously(...)

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