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In silence and in prayer while a mournful hymn was sung, Pope Francis formally paid tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks between 1915 and 1918 a day after upsetting Turkey by calling the atrocity a genocide...


Pope Francis denounced what he called the ideologically twisted and planned "genocide" of Armenians by Ottoman-era Turks a century ago as he arrived in Armenia today for a deeply symbolic weekend visit to mark the centenary of the massacre...


The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have political, economic and social ramifications for the island of Ireland and has already sparked calls from Sinn Fein for a border poll on a united Ireland...


This week’s Orthodox Holy and Great Council was supposed to solve the growing problem of the Church’s diaspora, the traditionally non-Orthodox parts of the world where immigration has brought with it overlapping jurisdictions and several bishops in one city can all claim the same title, but the deadline has come and gone with no solution in sight...


The UK must show itself to be a good neighbour and continue to show resolve in contributing to helping solve the problems of the world today, the Archbishop of Westminster has urged after Britain voted to leave the European Union in an historic vote on Thursday...


The Chairman of the Bishops’ Council for Religious has announced plans for a new National Office for Vocation to address the growing crisis of calls to the priesthood and religious life in Ireland.


The Bishop of Paisley has urged members of the Scottish Parliament to embrace an integrity that goes further than “loyalty to our party” and is rooted in loving service to the whole parliament, above and beyond partisan lines, writes Brian Morton.


Thousands of Catholics in England and Wales have taken action in response to the Pope’s plea to protect the planet, according to statistics released on the first anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato si’, writes Rose Gamble.


The first jointly-run Catholic and Church of Ireland faith school in Northern Ireland could provide a model for other rural schools that wish to safeguard their Christian ethos, Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry has said.


Catholic theologian Tina Beattie (above), who signed a letter objecting to the potential criminalisation of Polish women who have abortions, will not lose her position as a member of Cafod’s Theological Reference Group, despite an online petition calling for her removal reaching more than 5,000 signatures.


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