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Irish bishops’ general meeting: from coronavirus to synodality

Irish bishops welcomed the recent announcement by Pope Francis that the theme of the synod in October 2022 will be “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission”.


Possible papal visit to Northern Ireland next year

Migration, the European project, climate change, poverty and the effects of globalisation on families were the focus of “cordial discussions” between Pope Francis and President Michael D. Higgins.


PSNI concerned over lack of interest among Catholics for the Force

From 875 successful applicants last year, 25% were from a Catholic background, compared to 22% in 2014.


Timor Leste celebrates 500 years of Catholicism

The Church has provided great spiritual, human and material support to the people making a decisive contribution towards Timor Leste’s process of liberation.


Pope appoints Cardinal Tauran as new camerlengo

71-year-old President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue takes over from Cardinal Bertone.


Pope Francis names 19 new cardinals

Sixteen of the nineteen are under the age of 80 and therefore eligible to vote in a conclave.


Council of Cardinals signals major changes to Pastor Bonus

Vatican’s C8 discuss revised and reformed Curia.


Pope names seasoned diplomat as new Secretary of State

Archbishop Pietro Parolin replaces Cardinal Bertone whose tenure was beset by scandals.

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