“The days of fear, of secrecy, of oppression are happily in the past."
Declaration of 124 Korean martyrs may pave way for visit there too.
“Say No to an ephemeral, superficial and throwaway culture."
"Religious have to learn to share their prayer life with others."
Human trafficking now ranks as the second most profitable worldwide criminal enterprise after the illegal arms trade.
New 9ft bronze of Ireland’s famous female saint created by Canadian sculptor, Timothy Schmalz.
Church and world needs the witness of religious and consecrated lay people.
Crisis in religious life is not an "antechamber of death" but an opportunity to grow in depth and hope.
Feature article on 'Cool Pope Francis' hits the news stands today.
History made as ambassador with Down Syndrome Ireland completes week-long internship
Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.
Mary, Pope Francis underlines, will show women the path to understanding their role within society.
Alvaro del Portillo, who died in 1994, had strong links with Ireland and is well remembered here.
Key to a culture and society shaped with justice and integrity CSW2014 launch hears.
Call for “spiritual ecumenism” born of a change of heart and holiness of life.
“We remember those who have left our shores in the hope of making a new life for themselves abroad."
Figures show Vatican stepped up efforts to remove clerical abusers in recent years.
"We pray that the visit of Pope Francis to the Holy Land will reinforce hope in the region."
Pontiff demands “spending review” to cap canonisation costs for would-be saints.
Motorbike signed on the tank by Pope Francis to raise funds for homeless.
Sixteen of the nineteen are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave.
How damaging to the Church are smarmy, vain, wheeler-dealer, priest-tycoons.
Italian MP highlights lack of support for parents and siblings of the disabled.
Jubilee year and plenary indulgence for those faithful who participate in IHS devotion.
"The female line idea offers a basis for dialogue with feminist theology.”
Pope Francis prays that “all the Church” may be steeped in “the joy of evangelising”.
Pope urges Carmelites never to lose hope because sadness leads to a lack of spirituality.
Figures show big increase on attendances in 2012.
Twice as many missionaries lost their lives in 2013 as in 2012.
Children of wars among the largest group of victims in 2013.