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Irish society needs to look truthfully at the past it seems determined to bury. I am hopeful, but not especially optimistic for change in my lifetime

‘We hope that President Trump and his administration will take action soon,’ said Baltimore Archbishop William Lori

An understanding of life, childbearing and sexuality is written on our hearts. Peer through the darkness and it can still be found

Francis made the comments in a book reflecting on his pilgrimages as Pontiff

Holiness is not to be sneered at

Why do critics spend so much time scolding the saintly?

It’s time all nations stopped enabling repressive regimes

Francis Phillips picks out her favourite books of 2016

At his general audience, Pope Francis gave the first in a series of talks about hope

Bishop organised the raising of millions of dollars to pay ransom to the Islamic extremists

Francis spoke in St Peter’s Square on the First Sunday of Advent