William Crean

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Dr William Crean, Bishop of Cloyne and chairman of the Irish Catholic humanitarian aid agency Trócaire. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office /PA Wire

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is to divest from fossil fuels in keeping with a global pledge by Pope Francis in order to combat climate chang(...)

Gardaí investigating images of a man wearing clerical garb engaging in a sex act with another man on the altar of a church are hoping to  establish whether the pictures are authentic or created digitally. File photograph: iStockPhoto

Gardaí investigating images of a man wearing clerical garb engaging in a sex act with another man on the altar of a church are hoping to soon establis(...)

“The concept of termination was so vigorously promoted that a ‘group-think’ has come to the fore,” said the Bishop of Cloyne Dr William Crean. Photograph: Catholic Communications Office/PA Wire.

People should not focus solely on individual stories, no matter how sad and tragic they may be, when voting in the forthcoming referendum to repeal th(...)

Msgr Joseph Murphy: Head of  protocol office at Vatican’s Secretariat of State

Cork man Msgr Joseph Murphy has been appointed head of the protocol office at the Vatican’s Secretariat of State in Rome. The office deals with rela(...)

According to an undertaker, the practice of holding removals in churches has led to wedding rehearsals and practice for Holy Communion having to be cancelled. Photograph: Getty Images

From Barry Roche, Cork Churches are not suitable places for wakes, a Catholic bishop has decreed in new guidelines designed to stop the growing pract(...)

Catholic primate Archbishop Eamon Martin described the situation in east Africa as “critical” and urged support for the collections.   Photograph: Eric Luke

The Catholic bishops have issued an urgent appeal for help in dealing with the famine situation in east Africa where 25 million people face starvation(...)

John Magner, a native of Castletownroche in North Cork, entered the seminary at St Patrick’s College in Carlow in 1964.

A 70 year old widower will on Sunday fulfill a religious vocation dating back over 50 years when he becomes the newest priest to be ordained in the Di(...)

 Nyibol Lual (13) works on the land in in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. Parts of South Sudan are already in famine and there are fears regions of Somalia will fall into famine over the coming weeks. Photograph: Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty

The scale of the humanitarian crisis unfolding in east Africa is unprecedented and demands an urgent response from governments and the public alike. (...)

The impressive interior of St Colman’s Cathedral.

Its soaring sound provided the backdrop to countless prayers of hope for generations of Irish emigrants leaving Cobh for America over the last 100 yea(...)

Dan Duane (78) had already lost two appeals against a decision by the Canonical Court in Ireland to dismiss him from the priesthood after it found he had abused five girls in the 1970s and ’80s.  File photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

A former priest in the Diocese of Cloyne in Co Cork has lost a personal appeal to Pope Francis against his dismissal from the priesthood after the pon(...)

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