Delays in how the Vatican tackles cases of priests accused of abuse continue to be a concern for Irish bishops, a spokesman for the hierarchy has confirmed.Addressing Australia’s royal commission into the institutional handling of abuse allegations earlier this month, Teresa Devlin, CEO of the Irish Church’s safeguarding board, said...

The Leprosy Mission is hosting a ‘Strictly Dancing Competition’ as a fundraiser on Saturday, February 25 in Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel, Killiney, Dublin.Despite being the oldest known disease, leprosy is still not fully understood particularly how the disease is transmitted. The Leprosy Mission began in Ireland...

Gamal Tawfiq, a Coptic Christian schoolteacher, was walking home from work when his killers struck on February 16. Having been stalked through the streets of el Arish, the largest city on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, Tawfiq was shot from a passing motorcycle, on which the killers then made their hasty escape.The death of Tawfiq was the second...

The Iona Institute and the Pro Life Campaign (PLC) are among a number of life advocates set to address the Citizens’ Assembly next month.Following its own written submission to the Assembly as part of the consultation process around the gathering, Iona confirmed that it had received a formal invitation to make a 10-minute presentation to the...

A Christian watchdog in Iraq has warned that troops advancing on the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) frontline in Mosul may be about to uncover the site of a mass grave for Christians slaughtered by the terror group during its time in control of the city.The grim prospect has been offered by the Shlomo Organisation, a body tasked with documenting...

Ten questions based on Catholic Social Teaching for Catholics to ask candidates standing in the Assembly elections:What will you do to address the unacceptable levels of childhood poverty in Northern Ireland and the widening gap between rich and poor?What will you do to uphold the right to life of unborn children and adults with severe life-...

An Irish film which follows the adventures of a young 13th-Century monk as he attempts to transport a holy relic from Ireland to Rome has been sold to a US distributor for €1.2million.The deal means that Pilgrimage, directed by Brendan Muldowney, will reach cinema screens later this year.Pilgrimage tells to the story of  Bro. Diarmuid, a...

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