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Most people who attend or celebrate the Latin Mass are Catholics who are striving to be faithful not just to bits and pieces of Church teaching but to all of it. File photograph: Getty

An announcement from Pope Francis about the Latin Mass can still spur headlines and analysis around the world. The pope has not suppressed the Latin (...)

The Vatican contends that Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu gave €600,000 to a charity run by his brother in Sardinia. File photograph: Getty

Oh dear. It was Jesus himself who advised: “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise(...)

Members of the media set up outside the Gemelli hospital in Rome, Italy, on Sunday. Pope Francis has entered the hospital for a scheduled surgery. Photograph: Fabio Frustaci/EPA

Pope Francis has gone to hospital for scheduled surgery to be carried out on a restriction of the large intestine. A brief announcement from the Vat(...)

Mary Lou McDonald photographed by Charles McQuillan/Getty

The Sinn Féin party leader on family, privilege and a rapid ascent in politics after a late start In February 2020, Sinn Féin pulled off one of (...)

Robert Schuman served in many governments, as finance minister, justice minister and twice as prime minister. File photograph: Getty

Robert Schuman was born German, died French and in between became a father of Europe. Three days ago, he embarked on the path to sainthood. Before he(...)

Pope Francis: the revised Catholic Church code will force bishops to take action against clerics who abuse minors and vulnerable adults or else lose office. Photograph: Getty Images

Pope Francis has ordered the biggest changes to the Catholic Church’s penal code in four decades, which will force bishops to take action against cler(...)

Sinéad O’Connor. Photograph: Ellius Grace/New York Times

The music industry sexualises women artists as a way to silence them, Sinéad O’Connor says on the latest episode of the Irish Times Women’s Podca(...)

Pope Francis receiving in audience the Community of the Belgian Pontifical College on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of its foundation, at the Vatican City last Thursday. PHotograph: EPA

Language matters. In 1986 then dean of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, later Pope Benedict X(...)

St Patrick’s Day: Michael Bloomberg, as mayor, and Dr Kevin Cahill at the American Irish Historical Society after the New York parade in 2011. Photograph: Michael Appleton/New York Times

An exquisite Gilded Age townhouse on Fifth Avenue in New York City is on the market for more than $52 million, or more than €40 million. It featu(...)

In 2016 Pope Francis established a commission to examine whether women could or should be ordained deacons. Stating that the outcome was inconclusive, he established another commission in 2020.  Handout photograph: Vatican Media/EPA

Pope Francis recently announced that he would remove the phrase “lay men” from Canon 230 and replace it with “lay persons”. This change to the church’(...)

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