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Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

Ireland's invite to Pope could signal defrosting relations

May 7, 2014

By Andrea Gagliarducci

After years of tension, news that Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has invited Pope Francis to visit the country may... Read more

Pope Francis greets the crowd at Castel Gandolfo before the Angelus, July 14, 2013.

Pope Francis urges Irish, British to value each human life

Jul 17, 2013

Ahead of Day for Life Sunday in the U.K., Pope Francis has sent a message to British and Irish Catholics... Read more

Rep Chris Smith listens during an October 4 Helsinki Commission hearing.

Britain urged to investigate murder of Irish human rights champion

May 16, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Witnesses and congressmen at a U.S. hearing renewed a call to the British government to launch a public inquiry into... Read more

Donegal, Ireland.

Christendom College summer program explores Church in Ireland

Apr 6, 2013

Christendom College has announced a new program in Ireland that will be launched this summer to offer students a deeper... Read more

Cardinal Sean O'Malley addresses the Liturgy of Lament and Repentance.

As Vatican probe nears end, officials see signs of repentance and renewal in Ireland

Feb 21, 2011

By Alan Holdren

Church officials in charge of the Vatican’s investigation of clerical abuse in Ireland are wrapping up their fact-finding missions.  Read more