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# Catholic Church

This month
April 2024
‘Sign of the times’: Two dioceses in the West to lose Bishops as part of Church restructuring
This year
Seven dead in Philippines clashes with Islamist militants
Irish Catholic Bishops sank €400,000 into loss-making Veritas in 2023, ahead of recent closure
'Getting ready for the next thousand years': What to expect from conclusion of the Church's Synod
Last year
Pope Francis formally approves allowing priests to bless same-sex couples
Aide reads speech for unwell Pope Francis
Pope Francis cancels trip to Dubai for COP28 climate talks on doctors’ orders after getting flu
Transgender people can be baptised in the Catholic Church, Vatican says
Concerns raised that parents of pre-schoolers had no say in Catholic school divestment scheme
Spanish clergy sexually abused over 200,000 children, independent commission estimates
‘I don’t give instructions to the Pope’: Higgins on his latest audience with Pope Francis
President Higgins: Israel must not fall into same 'category' as Hamas by breaking international law
President Higgins has private audience with Pope Francis in the Vatican
Hope, fear and change: Inside the Vatican's historic Synod as the first phase comes to an end
‘Often people have told me: “This Synod will not change anything.” Some with hope and some with fear.’
‘Medieval misogyny’: Women’s ordination group hopes something ‘tangible’ will come from Synod
An historic Synod is taking place in the Vatican, but what is a 'Synod' and why is it important?
Pope Francis signals openness to blessing same-sex unions in response to conservative cardinals
Initiative encouraging men to join priesthood launched as numbers dwindle
Pope Francis names 21 new cardinals, including prelates from Jerusalem and Hong Kong
'Significant' increase in allegations of Catholic Church abuse reported to safeguard board
Women given right to vote at upcoming meeting of Catholic Bishops
'Here's a group who risked everything for others, but didn't tell anyone about it'
Pope Francis extends 2019 sex abuse law to cover lay leaders
Tributes paid to Irish auxiliary bishop shot dead in Los Angeles yesterday
Independent commission finds Catholic clergy in Portugal abused nearly 5,000 children since 1950
Pope Francis: Those criminalising homosexuality are 'wrong'
Pope calls for bishops to welcome LGBTQ people into church
Pilgrims keep streaming to Vatican to honour Pope Benedict
All time
Irish and world leaders pay tributes as former pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95
Pope Benedict XVI dead at 95: From the Nazi Youth to the papacy
Pope removes entire leadership of Vatican-based Caritas charity
'We were a pure Catholic nation - and anyone who challenged that in any way was punished'
Spiritans abuse survivor says 'balance of power' has changed as he urges more to come forward
'Crying need' for atonement over Church abuse, says Archbishop of Armagh
Vatican to launch preliminary abuse investigation into French cardinal
11 French bishops accused of sexual violence, senior church group says
Influential priest says LGBT Catholics are 'as much a part of the Church' as the pope
Priest who criticised same-sex relationships and free condoms stands by comments
Bishop of Kerry apologises after priest tells mass that free condoms promote promiscuity
Holly Cairns: Calculating redress based on length of time in an institution is just wrong
Holly Cairns