Sean Fagan

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  Fr Tony Flannery: “Anything remotely to do with the church, I am persona non grata.” File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An Irish priest censured by the Vatican has cast doubts that his future or the futures of other clerics in his situation will improve following last w(...)

Pope Francis at St Peter’s Square in the Vatican last month. Restoration to full ministry of priests disciplined by the Vatican will be discussed at a planned meeting between  Catholic bishops and the Association of Catholic Priests.  File photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Restoration to full ministry of priests disciplined by the Vatican will be one of the main topics to be discussed at a planned meeting between the Cat(...)

The moving canonisation on Sunday of arguably the two towering yet deeply contrasting figures of 20th century Catholicism, John XXIII and John (...)

Pope Francis is believed to have intervened directly with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to have all sanctions on silenced Irish priest Fr Sean Fagan (86) lifted.

Pope Francis is believed to have intervened directly with the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) to have all sanctions (...)

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