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Bishop Mark O'Toole (Mazur)

Bishop Mark O’Toole ordained today at Plymouth Cathedral

Ireland's Vatican embassy was closed two years ago (AP)

Ireland to re-open Vatican embassy

Reopening will allow ‘Ireland to engage directly with the leadership of Pope Francis,’ says government

Barack Obama at the White House (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

US president will visit the Vatican on March 27 as part of a European tour

Cardinal George Pell of Sydney (CNS)

Cardinal Pell: Ashes revenge is sweet

‘Turn the other cheek doesn’t quite fit the England–Australia battle,’ says Australian cardinal

Mgr Scarano (Photo: PA)

Vatican prelate, already under house arrest, accused of money laundering

Cardinal-designate Vincent Nichols (AP)

Cardinal-designate Nichols urges prayers ‘even [from] those who do not normally raise their hearts to God’

Ukrainian Catholic leader Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk (CNS)

UGCC not directly involved in politics, says Major Archbishop Shevchuk

Jesuit Father John Dear, is a nationally known peace activist (CNS)

Father Dear belonged to the Jesuits’ Maryland province, based in Towson

Paul Goggins MP who died last night

MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East dies in hospital after collapsing while out running

Pope Francis waves at the crowd yesterday

Pope to visit Holy Land on May 24

Francis makes announcement on 50th anniversary of Paul’s Jerusalem meeting