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Primate offers prayers for Orlando shooting victims

Pope Francis expresses horror and condemnation at act of senseless hatred and the dreadfully high number of innocent victims.


Pope backs commission to study female deacons

Questions raised as to why the original finding by the International Theological Commission in support of women deacons was rejected by the then Cardinal Ratzinger.


Vatican financial mismanagement stories ‘outdated’

Many of the claims made in two new books are based on information dating from before Vatican economic reforms made: Fr Federico Lombardi.


Tumour story linked to conspiracy against the Pope

The website which had shown retouched photos of a purported meeting between Japanese doctor and Pope Francis has removed the images.


Irish archbishops selected for roles at Rome Synod

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin elected as rapporteur of one English-speaking group, while Archbishop Eamon Martin elected as moderator of his group.


Kidnapped missionaries freed in Cameroon

Joy in Italy and Canada as missionaries declared ‘safe’.


OK to take communion Pope tells divorced woman

Vatican says no change in Church teaching should be inferred from Pope's alleged comments.


Vatican hits back with criticisms of UN report

Vatican spokesman suggests UN report was drafted in advance, without waiting for the Vatican’s own report.


Pope Francis is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

"The speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."

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