No need for redress after report – orderA religious order that ran two Magdalene Laundries refused to contribute to a redress scheme after examining the findings of the McAleese committee, The Examiner has discovered.Documents released under Freedom of Information show the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity rejected the Government’s view...

The Catholic Church in the Philippines has lamented the passage of a vote to reintroduce the death penalty.On March 7, legislators voted 217 to 54 to bring back capital punishment, a victory for hard-line President Rodrigo Duterte. The vote means the legislation moves to the nation’s Senate for final approval, though this is almost assured...

The announcement that RTÉ Radio will continue its longwave 252 service until 2019, while it seeks an alternative service to facilitate Irish people in Britain, has been widely welcomed.RTÉ had previously announced that it would close its longwave service, which includes the broadcast of Sunday Mass, in 2014 as part of a migration to a digital...

A Caritas director in one Catholic diocese in South Sudan has warned that “the humanitarian situation...is getting to a catastrophic stage”.Writing after the official announcement of famine in the country, William Okot de Toby, who oversees the work of the Church’s development agency in the Diocese of Torit in the far south-east...

Staff ReporterTributes have been paid to the Pope’s representative in Ireland, Archbishop Charles Brown following the announcement that he is to take up a new appointment in Albania in the coming weeks.The US-born prelate (57) was hand-picked by Pope Benedict XVI when relations between Dublin and Rome hit an all-time-low after the Taoiseach...

The Church in Egypt has lauded the efforts of Muslims to assist Christians fleeing Sinai. Spokesman Fr Rafiq Greiche said: “Ordinary Muslims are kind and try to help however they can. They’re often first on the scene, rescuing the injured.”Fr Greiche spoke as so-called Islamic State (ISIS), which is behind the drive to oust Sinai...

The religious sisters at the centre of controversy surrounding the Tuam Mother and Baby Home feel unable to comment on the issue due to legal constraints, The Irish Catholic understands.Recent revelations about the excavation of a general grave at St Mary’s Mother and Baby Home have been commented on both by Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam...

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