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#Roman Catholic Church

# roman-catholic-church - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Opinion: Ring them bells! Why Ireland should never get rid of the Angelus

Twice a day, we should all stop and listen to those bells. Let them serve as a reminder of what happens when we outsource our thinking to anyone else.

# roman-catholic-church - Wednesday 24 July, 2013

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Pope faces delicate task in Brazil after protests

Despite his popularity, the pope has faced protests over the $53 million spent on organising his visit and World Youth Day.

# roman-catholic-church - Tuesday 23 April, 2013

France to approve gay marriage but debate to rumble on

The bill to legalise same-sex marriage is expected to be comfortably carried, which will make France the 14th country in the world to legalise marriage equality.

# roman-catholic-church - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Pope prays for peace in Syria, Korea on first Easter

In his first Easter Sunday message in front of a crowd in St Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for Syria, the Korean peninsula and issued an appeal for hostages held by militants in Nigeria.

# roman-catholic-church - Tuesday 12 March, 2013

Explainer: How is a new Pope chosen?

There are currently 209 members of the College of Cardinals – but only 115 of them get a vote in choosing the new pontiff.

# roman-catholic-church - Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: So much has come out to show the Vatican is dysfunctional

As we await the election of a new pope, Fr Tony Flannery believes that it is being increasingly accepted that the Vatican is in urgent need of reform.

# roman-catholic-church - Monday 25 February, 2013

Here's a secret only the new pope will see...

The Vatileaks enquiry report will be for his eyes only.

# roman-catholic-church - Tuesday 12 February, 2013

A 12-century Irish saint reckons the next pope is the last

St Malachy – the first Irish saint to be canonised by a pope – had a prophecy concerning every pope between then and now.

# roman-catholic-church - Thursday 17 January, 2013

Philippines signs controversial new law easing access to contraception

Philippines legislators passed the landmark law providing government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes, despite strong opposition from the dominant Roman Catholic Church.

# roman-catholic-church - Tuesday 25 December, 2012

Cardinal's Christmas message: abortion protests and healing divisions

Cardinal Seán Brady has urged Irish people to let their representatives know their views on abortion.

# roman-catholic-church - Friday 7 December, 2012

German Catholic Church says 66 clergy accused of sex abuse

A new study says the clergy has been accused of 576 cases of sexual assault between 2000 and 2010.

# roman-catholic-church - Monday 30 May, 2011

Belgian church to compensate victims for abuse

The Catholic church in Belgium said that in recognition of its “moral responsibility and the expectations of society” it will ensure those who suffered sexual abuse at the hands of clergy will be compensated.

# roman-catholic-church - Monday 2 May, 2011

Faithful gather for John Paul II beatification

The beatification ceremony of John Paul II has drawn 1.5 million people from across the globe – one of the largest Vatican celebrations ever and a testament to his popularity.