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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.


Polling data shows that Catholic voters continued to support Donald Trump (pictured) after Pope Francis criticised him, albeit not by name, for proposing to build a wall between the United States and Mexico.


The German Bishops’ Conference called on the Government of the increasingly despotic Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to heed religious freedom in Turkey, writes Christa Pongratz-Lippitt.


Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country must beware of religious “infiltrations”, writes Ellen Teague.


The scale of the challenge facing Pope Francis in his reform of the Vatican has burst into the open after an audit of its finances was controversially suspended amid a growing internal power struggle at the heart of the Church.


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