Pope Francis’ role in Argentina’s most famous case of priestly sex abuse is coming under renewed scrutiny as he faces the greatest crisis of his papacy over the Catholic Church’s troubled legacy of cover-up and allegations he himself sided with the accused.
A new documentary highlights the effect Pope John Paul ll’s visit to Ireland in 1979 had on the Northern Ireland peace process.
A senior Vatican official said the clerical sex abuse scandal is such a game-changing catastrophe for the Catholic Church that he called it the church’s “own 9/11” – on the 17th anniversary of the attacks in the US.
The Vatican is preparing the “necessary clarifications” about accusations that senior Vatican officials including Pope Francis covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American ex-cardinal, Francis’s top advisers said.
Pope Francis’ top advisers have said the Vatican is preparing the “necessary clarifications” about accusations that the Pope covered up the sexual misconduct of a now-disgraced American cardinal.
A car used by Pope Francis during his trip to Ireland is to be donated to a Londonderry search and rescue charity, Archbishop Eamon Martin has confirmed.
The leader of the Democratic Unionists has said it was her decision not to send a party representative to see the Pope in her absence.
An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat write allegations of sex abuse cover-up against Pope Francis says he persuaded the archbishop to go public after the US church was thrown into turmoil by sex abuse revelations in Pennsylvania.
An Italian journalist who says he helped a former Vatican diplomat pen bombshell allegations of sex abuse cover-ups against Pope Francis has said he persuaded the archbishop to go public after recent revelations in Pennsylvania.
The Catholic church should contribute substantially and willingly to the cost of righting wrongs surrounding a mass grave at one of its former homes in Ireland, the Government said.
Victims of clerical sexual abuse have called on the Pope to deliver a plan of action to tackle child abuse scandals.
The car used by Pope Francis during his trip to Ireland is to be donated to help homeless families.
The Catholic church should contribute substantially to the cost of addressing the legacy of a mass grave at a former mother and baby’s home in Ireland, the Government told the Pope.
The Pope has pledged to study an Irish Government memo about a mass grave at a former home for unmarried mothers and their babies.
Pope Francis has declined to confirm or deny claims by the Vatican’s retired ambassador to the United States that he knew in 2013 about sexual misconduct allegations against the former archbishop of Washington.
The wind played havoc with Pope Francis, flipping his cassock over his head, as the pontiff’s historic two-day trip to Ireland came to an end.
The number of people who turned out for the Papal Mass in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on Sunday appeared to be well short of the expected 500,000.
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Dublin city centre in a series of protests against the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland.
Hundreds of people taking part in a vigil have called for the remains of “hundreds of babies” to be exhumed from a site in Co Galway.
The mother of a young girl who managed to get a selfie on stage with Pope Francis on Saturday night in Croke Park says she is over the moon.
Severe downpours could not dampen the spirits of pilgrims who trekked from near and far to Dublin’s Phoenix Park to see the Pope.
A knight celebrated his birthday with a trip to see the Pope at one of the most revered sites of Catholicism.
Pope Francis signed a Gaelic football top before boarding a plane from Co Mayo.
Thousands of pilgrims have braved the rain to see Pope Francis at a shrine revered by Irish Catholics and then later a Mass at Dublin’s Phoenix Park.
Pope Francis says the people of Northern Ireland are in his thoughts and prayers.
The Pope has begged for God’s forgiveness as he called for firm action in pursuing justice for church abuse victims in Ireland.
Pope Francis used the Spanish word “caca”, which translates as excrement, to describe those who covered up for clerics who abused people in their care.
Pope Francis has arrived in Co Mayo for the second day of his visit to Ireland.
The Pope has arrived at a holy shrine revered by Irish Catholics in the west of Ireland.
Pope Francis is visiting the Knock Holy shrine in Co Mayo, which is revered by many Irish Catholics.