Friday September 04, 2015
Pope Francis slipped out of the Vatican yesterday evening to make a surprise visit to an optician's shop in Rome to get a new pair of glasses, insisting that his old frames be re-used and that he would pay for them.
Tuesday September 01, 2015
Pope Francis will give all priests discretion to formally forgive women who have had abortions and seek absolution during the Roman Catholic Church's upcoming Holy Year.
Friday August 28, 2015
A former archbishop accused of child sex offences has died a month after he was hospitalised on the eve of his trial on paedophile charges, the Vatican said.
Sunday August 16, 2015
A US cardinal archbishop has accused opponents of quoting out of context his 2007 statement to the Vatican that he was strengthening a diocese's protection against litigation by child sexual abuse victims by putting most of its assets into a trust fund.
Wednesday August 05, 2015
Divorced people who have remarried "are still part of the Church" and should not be treated as if they have been excommunicated or cast out, Pope Francis said.
Saturday July 11, 2015
A former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been taken to an intensive care unit ahead of the planned opening of his trial for alleged child sex offences, a Vatican official said.
Monday June 22, 2015
Northern Ireland's Historical Abuse Inquiry has commenced its module dealing with notorious paedophile priest Fr Brendan Smyth, who died in prison in 1997.
Thursday June 18, 2015
Pope Francis has called for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality.
Monday June 15, 2015
A round-up of other Irish and international news stories.
Thursday June 11, 2015
A round-up of national and international news stories