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

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

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?

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’