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.
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.
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".
Monday September 08, 2014
Images of Cardinal Seán Brady's tenure as Catholic Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh.
Friday August 15, 2014
The Catholic Primate of All Ireland, Cardinal Seán Brady, has confirmed that he has offered his resignation as Archbishop of Armagh to Pope Francis ahead of his 75th birthday, which falls tomorrow.
Wednesday February 26, 2014
Former pope Benedict, in one of the few times he has broken his silence since stepping down nearly a year ago, has branded as "absurd" fresh media speculation that he was forced to quit.
Saturday February 22, 2014
Pope Francis is to create the first batch of cardinals of his papacy, with nine of the 19 coming from South America, Africa and Asia.