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

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

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

Can removing bishops, redrawing dioceses and a papal visit next year lead the Irish Church towards renewal?

Safeguarding commission attributes rise to papal visit, which encouraged people to come forward

Nuncio has been recalled so the Vatican can better respond to Cloyne scandal, says Vatican spokesman

Both at the CDF and as Pope he has clearly directed that crimes must be reported to the civil authorities

Fr Lombardi’s response to the Cloyne scandal is legalistic: the Vatican still has serious questions to answer

Enda Kenny launches extraordinary attack on the Vatican in parliament, saying its policy on abuse is ‘calculated’ and ‘withering’