• Flag of all nations
    The Olympic fl ag – bearing one colour from every national fl ag in the world – is lowered duri
  • Flowers for the fairest
    Local girls on Our Lady’s Island, Wexford, carrying baskets of fl ower petals to scatter before
  • The pastor and his flock
    Msgr Donald Sakano greets sheep in the cemetery at the Basilica of St Patrick’s Old Cathedral i
  • Flame of Faith
    Cardinal Orani Tempesta of Rio de Janeiro holds the Olympic fl ame on August 5 as Rio Mayor Edu
  • Clonard’s dual profession

    Clonard Monastery in Belfast hosted a dual celebration on July 30 when Mark McMullan and Ryan...

  • Flying away for World Youth Day

    Some of the pilgrims as they depart from Dublin Airport on Monday for the World Youth Day in...

  • Standing with Holy Land Christians
    The Cardinal Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem Cardinal E
  • Clogher Ordinations
    Stephen Duff y and Kevin Malcolmson awaiting ordination by Clogher’s Bishop Liam MacDaid in Mon
  • Sligo Ordination
    Fr Brendan McCarrick SAC with Bishop Brendan Kelly of Achony after Dr Kelly ordained him as a P

Organisers of Saturday’s Celebrate the 8th pro-life gathering in Dublin, which aimed to highlight the positive impact of the Eighth Amendment, said they were “thrilled and very encouraged” with the massive turnout of several thousands.Keynote speaker at the event was Melissa Ohden from the US, who in 1977 was born alive...

A Catholic bishop in the Philippines has led calls for the nation’s elected representatives to uncover the truth about the surge in killings of suspected drug dealers and addicts. As senators convene a congressional inquiry into killings which have risen in line with the tough stance adopted by President Rodrigo Duterte since his...

Chilean Bishop welcomes talks A Catholic bishop in Chile has welcomed moves to establish a forum for dialogue towards ending violence and arson attacks in the Araucania region. Bishop Hector Vargas of Temuco said such a forum for talks “will be very positive” if they are conducted for “the common good of all...

A Catholic bishop in Mexico threatened with prison for allegedly interfering in politics has vowed to continue his work on behalf of the people of his state from behind bars.Bishop Ramón Castro Castro of Cuernavaca in the state of Morales is awaiting a decision from local prosecutors on possible charges after he hosted a meeting at his cathedral...

Staff reporterPope Francis has appointed the Irish-born Bishop of Dallas, Kevin Farrell, as the head of the new Dicastery for Laity, the Family, and Life. The move sees Bishop Farrell become the most senior US Churchman to serve in the Holy See.Reacting to news of his appointment, Bishop Farrell said: “I look forward to being part of...

The Chinese province of Zhejiang, which garnered international attention for its drive against Christian crosses and buildings, has now moved to ban any outward signs of faith in medical facilities. Under new regulations it is forbidden to pray or preach in any hospital, while patients are barred from receiving priests at their bedsides. The main...

The former director of the Irish Episcopal Commission for Emigrants has described the Irish Church’s lack of a voice on the integration of migrants as “abysmal”.Speaking to the Irish Catholic this week in the wake of new figures, showing that the number of asylum seekers placed into direct provision last year doubled over numbers...

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