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A Chaldean Catholic patriarch in Iraq has said air strikes in the country will not work and many innocent people could be killed. Louis Sako described the campaign launched by America and other count...

The Roman Catholic Cardinal of Argentina has completed a three-day trip in Iraq and been asked to invite the Pope to visit the region.  The schedule of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri included a trip to th...

An Iraqi priest has told Premier that efforts by Islamic State (IS) to indoctrinate children means erasing the group's ideology from the Middle East could take Fr Daniel arrived in London to deliver...

Iraqi Catholics in a town near Mosul have been able to celebrate Mass for the first time in two years. The town of Qaraqosh - on the outskirts of Mosul - was recaptured by Iraqi troops last week with...

A Catholic woman has made history by being elected as the new mayor of an Iraqi town. Lara Yussif Zara has become the first Christian woman to be mayor of Alqosh, a small town on the Nineveh Plain in...

Ireland is to hold a referendum next summer on abortion rights months before a planned visit to the country by Pope Francis. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar (pictured below) announced the vote on changing the...

Ireland's Taoiseach wants to tell Pope Francis that many Catholics from an LGBT background feel "excluded" from the Church. Leo Varadkar is expected to meet the pontiff at Dublin Castle on Saturday.H...

Archbishop Justin Welby and Pope Francis are inviting Christians throughout the world to join them in praying for salvation. The 'Thy Kingdom Come' prayer initiative takes place from May 30 - June 9 ...

The most senior Catholic in Ireland has used his St Patrick's Day speech to highlight the plight of millions of people around the world living as refugees. Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ire...

A group of archbishops and bishops from Ireland are visiting key sites linked to the Battle of the Somme in France.   Next Friday marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Battle, which was one of ...

The co-founder of the organisation which represents a third of Ireland's Catholic priests, has described the gay marriage referendum as "an unmitigated disaster On Friday Ireland became the first cou...

Irish missionaries are spearheading a bid to plant a million trees as part of the re-greening of one of Africa's most parched regions. The Republic has been invited by the United Nations to take a le...

An Irish nun, described as a superstar by her family, is among the dead in a massive earthquake in Ecuador. Sister Clare Theresa Crockett, 33, died when a stairwell collapsed in the school she was wo...

A priest in the west of Ireland is recreating a popular scene from the Father Ted television series in a bid to raise money for people affected by suicidal thou Fr John Kenny from County Mayo and bas...

The Vatican's honoured an Irish priest who saved thousands of Jews and Allied Soldiers during World War II. Fr Hugh O'Flaherty disguised himself from the Nazi secret police and set up safe houses for...

Ireland's Prime Minister has criticised his Hungarian counterpart over comments he made suggesting Europe's Christian roots would be overwhelmed by Muslim refug "One of the founding principles of the...

Voters in Ireland will be going to the polls in May to cast their vote on liberalising the country's restrictive abortion laws. The Irish Government has formally backed proposals to hold a referendum...

The Church of Ireland's General Synod will discuss a private member's motion for the church to apologise to gay couples. The synod will debate the topic at its meeting on Friday afternoon in Limerick...

The Church of Ireland's General Synod has voted not to apologise to gay couples who didn't receive support when celebrating their marriage.  A motion at its recent meeting asked the synod to "acknow...

The victim is thought to have just completed the Way of Saint James, better known by pilgrims as the Camino de Santiago. An Irishman has drowned after taking a sunset dip in the sea at the end of a h...