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Pope Francis’ treasurer has pledged to serve his full five-year term of office as a battle rages in the Vatican over financial accountability. Although he reaches the retirement age of 75 next month, Australian Cardinal George Pell plans to continue in post until 2019... 


As a home to Michelangelo’s Last Judgment, the world’s oldest choir and the place where cardinals elect a new Pope the Sistine Chapel is an icon of western history. But on Saturday night it took a step into the contemporary era when U2 guitarist The Edge became the first rock star to use the chapel as a venue... 

 


After Ken Livingstone was suspended from the Labour Party this week for alleged anti-Semitism, the Director of the Council of Christian and Jews has warned that racism towards Jews is highly prevalent within politics...


Italian authorities arrested six suspects who allegedly received orders from the Islamic State terrorist group to attack the Vatican and the Israeli embassy in Rome...


Senior figures in the Irish Catholic Church and the Church of Ireland welcome Pope Francis’ approval for the next step to sainthood of Irish Jesuit Father John Sullivan...


The Vatican's financial watchdog has said it received 544 reports of suspicious financial transactions last year, as Pope Francis battles to clean up the Holy See’s management of money...

 


Catholic youth homelessness charity, Depaul International, has called for a national debate on “hidden homelessness”, demanding that the issue be taken far more seriously than it is now.


Catholic school leaders say that a new agreement amounts to an unprecedented acknowledgement by the Government that the Church must retain control of its schools when they become academies, writes Rose Gamble.


Alarm over rise in suicides Premium

28 April 2016 | by Sarah Mac Donald

Priests risk becoming desensitised to the tragedy of suicide due to the growing numbers of people who are taking their lives in the Midlands area of Ireland, according to a priest of Kildare and Leighlin Diocese, writes Sarah Mac Donald.


The bishop with responsibility for migrants, Patrick Lynch, was among the many faith leaders to sign a letter to The Times this week calling on the Prime Minister, David Cameron, and the US President, Barack Obama, to do more for Syrian refugees.


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