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Boston Fire Department honor guards (R) relieve Cambridge Police honor guards at the site of one of the two bomb blasts on the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Dominick Reuter /Reuters

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note today, with mayor(...)

Marie Collins: invited to become a member of the Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors in a phone call from Rome last Friday afternoon

Abuse survivor Marie Collins, who has been appointed to the Vatican’s new Pontifical Council for the Protection of Minors, is daunted at the op(...)

Vatican insiders said  the move  indicates the level of commitment that Pope Francis wants to bring to the sex abuse issue. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

In a surprise move, the Holy See yesterday announced that Pope Francis is to assemble a panel of experts to advise him on the problem of clerical s(...)

Episcopal Ordination of Eamon Martin as Coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh by Cardinal Seán Brady at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, last month. “Archbishop Martin would appear to be operating with a 19th century devotional understanding of the Eucharist that is both private and personal.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Catholic primate elect, Archbishop Eamon Martin, has been putting himself about, as they say, even though he hasn’t yet taken up office. La(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston Marathon to lay flowers today. Photograph: Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has rejected the suggestion of anti-abortion protestors that he is the number one supporter of abortion in Ireland, saying(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny vists a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston Marathon to lay flowers with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Cardinal Seán O’Malley was entitled to his opinion over his decision to boycott his attendance at Boston College’s co(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited a memorial in Copley Square near the finish line of the Boston marathon to lay flowers with Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis today. Photograph: Dominick Reuter/Reuters

Taoiseach Enda Kenny laid flowers at the Copley Square memorial to the Boston marathon blast victims today. In a speech last night to cel(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny  is due to receive an honorary degree from Boston College at the May 20th commencement. Photograph: Julien Behal/PA Wire

Boston’s cardinal is to boycott a Jesuit college’s graduation where Taoiseach Enda Kenny is the commencement speaker, over his support for the (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaking to media after the publication of heads of Bills in the Protection of Life during Pregnancy Bill 2013, at Government Buildings, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

Boston College has said it will not withdraw its invitation to Taoiseach Enda Kenny to speak at the US university later this month despite prot(...)

Pope Francis leads a Mass in St Paul's basilica in Rome yesterday. On Saturday the pope appointed a group of eight 
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cardinals 
from all around
to help him govern the Catholic Church. Photograph: Reuters/Max Rossi

Just one month into his pontificate, Pope Francis on Saturday gave the first tangible indication of forthcoming radical change by appointing a (...)

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