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Pope Francis has issued a letter to the People of God.  Photograph: Filippo Montegorte/AFP/Getty Images

Letter of His Holiness Pope Francis to the People of God “If one member suffers, all suffer together with it” (1 Cor 12:26). These words of Saint Pau(...)

Prof Mary McAleese says it is “misleading” of the Vatican to tell the committee in 2013 that the terms “corporal punishment” or “punishment” were not used in the “Catechism of the Catholic Church”. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

It was “downright wrong” and “misleading” of the Vatican to tell the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that it did not promote corporal pu(...)

St Peter’s Square, Vatican City. Opponents of a planned McDonald’s restaurant in a Vatican building have received support from a group of cardinals living above the proposed site. File photograph: Giuseppe Lami/EPA

Opponents of what would be the first McDonald’s restaurant to open in a Vatican building within sight of St Peter’s Square have received support from (...)

Kilmainham Gaol has been named the top landmark to visit in Ireland for the fourth year running in the TripAdvisor travellers’ choice awards.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Kilmainham Gaol has been named the top landmark to visit in Ireland for the fourth year running in the TripAdvisor travellers’ choice awards. Dublin’(...)

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