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Pope meets persecuted Sudanese Christian

Pontiff thanks Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag for “her steadfast witness of faith."


Pope Francis issues ‘Day for Life’ message

Combat culture of death with adequate legal protection Pontiff urges.


Trócaire urges ‘meaningful’ peace in Gaza

Both sides acting recklessly and without regard for the safety of civilians, Éamonn Meehan warns.


Bishop calls for prayers for Middle East

Bishop McAreavey appeals on behalf of persecuted and endangered Christian communities and calls for an end to the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Israel.


Church must seek out all victims of abuse

No room for exclusivity within the Church Archbishop Martin warns in Australian address.


Pope prays for Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Pontiff assures Christians of the Middle East of his closeness and constant prayer.


Rise in number of Germans leaving the Church

Limburg bishop's €31m renovation programme on his residence blamed for exodus.


Pope Francis prays for victims of MH17

Minister for Foreign Affairs expresses condolences to family of Irish-born victim, Edel Mahady.


Pope Francis thanks working mothers

Theirs is a call “to work and at the same time to the family.”


Irish survivor feels vindicated by meeting Pope

“Before God and his people I express my sorrow for the sins and grave crimes of clerical sexual abuse committed against you. And I humbly ask forgiveness" - Pope.


Clerical abuse survivors to meet Pope today

Two Irish survivors among group of six to outline their suffering to Pope Francis.


Vatican recognition for Association of Exorcists

International Association of Exorcists (IAE) has 250 members in 30 countries.


Evangelii Gaudium continues to sell out

Veritas orders sixth print run of Pope's Apostolic Exhortation.


Pope calls for landmine ban to be enforced

Landmines "prolong war and nurture fear even when conflict has ended” Pontiff warns.


‘Faith is more than knowing the catechism by heart’

Archbishop Martin addresses up to 800 people from Ireland and UK at national charismatic renewal conference.


Pope meets with Ecumenical Patriarchate delegation

Courtesy visit to Vatican for Rome's patronal feast - the Solemnity of the Apostles Peter and Paul.


Vatican dismisses concerns over Pope’s health

Scheduled visit to Rome's Gemelli hospital postponed at last minute due to an "unexpected indispostion".


Millions to join in global Rosary Relay for Priests

Pope Francis bestows Apostolic Blessing on prayer initiative which will take place in 85 shrines across 46 countries.


Veritas director to meet Pope Francis today

Maura Hyland to present Pontiff with a copy of the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults.


Search for kidnapped Nigerian girls scaled down

More than 69 days since schoolgirls were taken from their school by Boko Haram.


Pope Francis denounces Italian mafia

Speaking in Calabria, Pontiff rebukes mafia for its “contempt for the common good."


Miracle brings Fulton Sheen’s beatification closer

Heart of infant who was stillborn started beating again an hour after his birth.


Pope and Archbishop of Canterbury meet in Rome

Two Church leaders pledge to continue joint efforts to combat human trafficking.


McAleese dismisses Pope’s Synod on the Family

Critical of males celibates who have no adult experience of family life advising on the family.


Pope announces September visit to Albania

Pontiff critical of 'throwaway culture' and neglect towards young and old in "tired Europe".


Church must involve itself in debates on the family

Archbishop Martin speaks in defence of the family as a fundamental institution within society.


Pope Francis defends Pius XII’s wartime record

In wide-ranging interview, Pope says persecution of Christians today “stronger than in the first centuries of Church.”


New priest to be ordained today for Tuam

Irish seminarians to serve at Pentecost Papal Mass in Rome.


Irish Church urged to pray for peace in Holy Land

Pope hosts “unprecedented prayer initiative” for two Middle Eastern leaders and Patriarch.


Papal tribute for D-Day soldiers’ ‘heavy sacrifice’

Pope entrusts path of peace to St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross and Virgin Mary.

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