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Pope sends message to Rimini faith meeting

Theme of this year’s Meeting for Friendship among Peoples: ‘To the Ends of the Earth and of Existence. Destiny Has Not Left Man Alone.’


Pope to visit Sri Lanka and Philippines

Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.


Fr Brian D’Arcy links his cancer to CDF censure

“I'm not saying it caused it but it certainly didn't do me any good."


Pope meets persecuted Sudanese Christian

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


Vatican cardinal pays tribute to Irish Camillians

On first visit to Ireland, Brazilian Cardinal João Braz de Aviz says Church is in need of purification.


Vatican calls for peace pause in World Cup final

Initiative aimed at uniting the world in asking for peace in warring countries.


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.


Ex nuncio defrocked over child sex abuse

Polish prelate was recalled to Vatican after Archbishop of Santo Domingo informed Pope of allegations against him.


McAleese dismisses Pope’s Synod on the Family

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


CDF Prefect visits seminary in Maynooth

“The visit was very friendly and cordial and very warmly supportive of the seminary community.”


Govt announces new ambassador to Vatican

High profile diplomat was heavily involved in the State Visit of President Higgins to the UK in April.


More survivors to join Vatican abuse commission

Pope to address the commission once all members have been appointed.


Archbishop recalls Saints John XXIII and John Paul II

Primate of Ireland refuses to respond to polemics of those who caricature two popes.


Pope Emeritus to concelebrate canonisation Mass

Enda Kenny joins millions of pilgrims in Rome for unique ceremony.


All roads lead to Rome for canonisations

3,000 Irish pilgrims attend canonisation of John XXIII and John Paul II.


Killaloe pilgrims depart for Rome canonisations

Special Mass on Monday concelebrated by Cardinal and Bishop for Irish pilgrims in Rome.


Religious and police cooperate to combat trafficking

Police chiefs from 22 countries and heads of Interpol and Europol attend Vatican conference.


Major conference on trafficking in Vatican this week

Hopes for agreed mandate between police forces on cross-border collaboration.


Francis is more radical than John XXIII: Fr Flannery

"What we are seeing is a major repositioning of the Church internally and in its relationship to the world.”


Vatican role for Marie Collins welcomed

Her voice is that of someone "not afraid to call the leadership in the Church to responsibility.”


Vatican appoints Marie Collins to anti abuse panel

Four women among three clergy and five laity from eight different countries on panel.


Key Vatican education expert pays tribute to Irish monks

Demand for Catholic education growing: 60m students attend 200,000 catholic schools worldwide.


Cardinal Pell given new role over Vatican finances

New economics secretariat will control all economic, administrative and procurement functions.


ACP criticises failure to publish survey findings

"Secretive approach confirms need for Irish Catholic Church to learn value of transparency.”


Irish priest in CDF recalls Benedict’s resignation

Dubliner Mgr John Kennedy recalls his time working under Cardinal Ratzinger.


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.


Vatican regrets UN’s observations on child abuse

Report gives no acknowledgement of safeguarding guidelines now in place.


Pope challenges all to become ‘citizens of the digital world’

Church needs to be concerned for, and present in, the world of communication, Archbishop Eamon Martin affirms.


400 priests laicised by Benedict XVI for abuse

Figures show Vatican stepped up efforts to remove clerical abusers in recent years.

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