Thursday March 26, 2015
Queen Elizabeth II has praised the reburial of Richard III, saying Britain had recognised a moment of "great national significance" was at hand.
Friday March 20, 2015
Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Cardinal Keith O'Brien, the disgraced Irishman who resigned two years ago as Archbishop of Edinburgh after admitting to sexual misconduct.
Friday March 13, 2015
Pope Francis believes his pontificate will be short and that he would be ready to resign like his predecessor rather than ruling for life.
Wednesday February 18, 2015
A roundup of stories from Ireland and around the world.
Tuesday February 03, 2015
Pope Francis has ruled that Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero, who was murdered by a right-wing death squad in 1980, should be beatified.
Thursday January 22, 2015
Rising threats from climate change and nuclear arsenals prompted the scientists who maintain the Doomsday Clock, a symbolic countdown to global catastrophe, to move it two minutes closer to midnight, its first shift in three years.
Monday December 22, 2014
The Vatican's top administrators have been strongly criticised by Pope Francis at their annual Christmas meeting.
Saturday November 29, 2014
Pope Francis prayed silently alongside a senior Islamic cleric in Istanbul's Blue Mosque, in a gesture of inter-religious harmony in a country bordering the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
Thursday October 23, 2014
Photobomb has been named the word of the year by Collins English Dictionary.
Monday October 13, 2014
A new Vatican document has signalled a major shift in the Catholic Church's stance towards gay people, saying they have "gifts and qualities to offer".