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The High Court in London (Photo: PA)

Ruling defines the relationship of a priest to his bishop as that of employee to an employer

The cloister at St Benedict's School, Ealing

Ealing Abbey to hand over control of school

Benedictines will no longer run school in west London following allegations of clerical sex abuse said to have occurred over 20 years

Eamon Gilmore, right, and Taoiseach Enda Kenny (Photo: PA)

Ireland to close embassy to Holy See

Ireland’s foreign minister says closure is for economic reasons and is not related to the Cloyne report row

Nora Wall, left, leaves Dublin's Court of Criminal Appeal in 2005 after being declared the victim of a miscarriage of justice (Photo: PA)

Spokesman says Pope was ‘deeply shaken’ by encounter

It seems that Enda Kenny is happy to let foreigners at the Vatican take the blame (Photo: PA)

Surely, one lesson has been learned from the abuse crisis: lies and half-truths can be deadly

Archbishop Charles arrives at the Cathedral Basilica of Ss Peter and Paul in Philadelphia for yesterday’s installation Mass (CNS photo/Nancy Wiechec)

New Archbishop of Philadelphia says Jesus will bring Church through ‘difficult moment’

The Taoiseach said the Holy See attempted to 'frustrate an inquiry in a sovereign, democratic republic as little as three years ago' (Photo: PA)

His eye-catching allegation grabbed headlines around the world. Yet he has still to provide any evidence for it

Abuse survivors confront Archbishop Diarmuid Martin outside St Mary's Pro-Cathedral in Dublin (Niall Carson/PA Wire)

There’s an obvious distinction between the governance of the Church and the essence of the faith

Bishops pictured outside St Patrick's College, Maynooth, at an extraordinary general meeting last year (Julien Behal/PA Wire)

All the same, the story is all too symbolic of Irish life today