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Archbishop Richard Clarke said that “as the Archbishops of today we are entitled to come to a judgment”. Photograph:   LiamMcArdle.com

The Church of Ireland Archbishops have repeated their opposition to proposed unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy shoul(...)

The Presbyterian Church is in favour of retaining the Eighth Amendment. Photograph: Frank Miller / THE IRISH TIMES

The Presbyterian Church in Ireland has called for retention of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution, which recognises the equal right to life of m(...)

Former archbishop of Dublin John Neill: “the issue of a modified constitutional provision . . . is neither the issue before the people of Ireland, nor is it in line with the position that the Church of Ireland has consistently taken”. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

A retired Church of Ireland archbishop has challenged the stance taken by the church’s primate and Archbishop of Dublin on the Eighth Amendment refere(...)

Church of Ireland Bishop of Limerick Kenneth Kearon: said the Church of Ireland was opposed to abortion on principle, but accepted exceptions have to be made in the case of where a mother’s life is at risk, where the baby will not survive or where rape and incest have been involved. Photograph: Limerickleader.ie

A Church of Ireland bishop has said that he intends to vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment in the constitution. Bishop Kenneth Kearon, the Bishop of(...)

Bishop Michael Burrows said: “I will be voting for Repeal because I believe, as I did in 1983, that the text of the Eighth is incorrigibly flawed.” Photograph: Dara McDónaill

A Church of Ireland bishop has said he will be voting for the removal of the Eighth Amendment to the Constitution in the May referendum. Bishop of C(...)

 Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson at Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, last year. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The two Church of Ireland Archbishops have said unrestricted access to abortion was not “an ethical position we can accept”. In a short statement, th(...)

Church of Ireland Archbishop Michael Jackson says unrestricted access to abortion in the first 12 weeks is “not an ethical position we can accept”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Church of Ireland’s two archbishops have said they cannot accept an Oireachtas Committee proposal to allow unrestricted abortion during the first (...)

The joint New Year message was from the Church of Ireland Primate of All-Ireland, Archbishop Richard Clarke, the Catholic Primate of All-Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin (above), Methodist Church president Rev Dr Laurence Graham, Bishop John McDowell, the President of the Irish Council of Churches and the Rt Rev Noble McNeely, moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland. Photograph: Eric Luke

The leaders of the Christian churches made no mention of the forthcoming abortion referendum in their traditional New Year message. The referendum i(...)

Pope Francis: urges faithful to see global migration as “an opportunity to build peace”.   Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP

Pope Francis has issued a stark warning against those who stoke fears over migrants, refugees or asylum seekers. “Many destination countries have seen(...)

‘The word ‘Christmas’ no longers conveys the significance of the God who joined the human caravan and walked in our shoes,’ Catholic priest says

The word Christmas “has lost all meaning for believers,” Oblate priest and psychologist Fr Desmond O’Donnell. “The word ‘Christmas’ no longers convey(...)

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