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What does being made in God’s image mean if not that, by giving us intelligence, God made us mini-creators who could and should rule our own world?

India is one of the countries hardest-hit by Covid-19 with more than four million recorded cases and 74,000 deaths. The Indian Catholic Bishops Confer(...)

Pope Francis greeting well-wishers this week.  To mark the fifth anniversary of his encyclical  on the care of our common home, Laudato Si, Pope Francis has asked us to pray for our planet. Photograph: EPA

My father was the gentlest of souls. I remember one summer morning, breakfasting in our kitchen in West Kerry when a fly was buzzing about. It was so (...)

Vice president of Argentina Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and president Alberto Fernandez walk behind president of the hamber of deputies Sergio Massa and head of the cabinet of ministers Santiago Cafiero during a press conference  on August 31st in Buenos Aires. Photograph: Juan Mabromata - Pool/Getty Images

Argentina has defused fears of a messy default after it gained backing from creditors, allowing it to exchange 99 per cent of the bonds involved in a (...)

Many individuals and families tune in online at least once a week for a religious service.

In his autobiography From the Underground Church to Freedom, the Czech theologian and author Tomáš Halík describes visiting protesting students in Pra(...)

 Migrants among the 350  on board the Sea-Watch 4 civil sea rescue ship, that is waiting for permission to run into a port, on sea between Malta and Italy.  Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images

Nearly 100 minors and several pregnant women are among hundreds of refugees and migrants asking to be allowed to dock in Europe, after they were rescu(...)

Migrants  from Tunisia and Libya are examined as they arrive on board  an Italian coast guard  boat in the Italian Pelagie Island of Lampedusa. Photograph:  Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty

At least 364 children and minors have been intercepted in the Mediterranean Sea this year, trying to reach Europe, and been forced back to Libya, acco(...)

People clap as they watch the funeral cortege of the former SDLP leader John Hume leave St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

On first thoughts it all seemed so wrong that so few were in St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry for John Hume’s funeral. Yet on just a little bit more re(...)

A woman in a detention centre in Tripoli, Libya in  June 2017. File photograph:  Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images

The EU and the UN are calling for an investigation into the shooting of three Sudanese people who were killed this week after they were intercepted at(...)

Anne Soupa being interviewed on the porch of the Église de la Madeleine. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

A frail-looking grandmother of eight from Lyon led dozens of French women this week in the founding act of Toutes Apôtres, All-Women Apostles. The gro(...)

Laura Bernal, the Argentine ambassador, who died of Covid-19. Photograph: Argentine embassy

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

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