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Topic: Ireland

Sorry, Mr Weigel: the Irish Church has problems, but to call Ireland the ‘epicentre of European anti-Catholicism’ is simply wrong

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

Another Irish nightmare: at Maynooth, they’re campaigning for abortion. But calm down; these days, there’s Maynooth and Maynooth

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

Debate: Is there any hope for Catholic Ireland?

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

Vatican recalls nuncio to Ireland

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

The Taoiseach has just got it wrong. The Pope isn’t the problem: he is a major part of the solution

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

Enda Kenny’s attack on the Vatican reflects ferocious public anger

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

Irish prime minister accuses Vatican of ‘narcissism’

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

Irish government seeks to compel priests to break seal of confession

Under new legislation priests would be punished with up to five years in prison if they did not pass on details of abuse heard in Confession

Ireland’s foreign minister: Vatican must explain itself

Minister summons papal nuncio to a meeting following a report into the mishandling of child abuse allegations

Irish bishop criticised for lax response to abuse allegations

Report also says that Bishop John Magee of Cloyne, who resigned last year, admitted to ‘inappropriate behaviour’ with a young man