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Cardinal Sean Brady with Fr Padraig Murphy PP Lordship and Ballymascanlon at his Silver Jubilee in Ravensdale Church on wednesday evening Dundalk man Brendan Boland, who has just published a book on his experience of abuse by the serial paedophile Fr Brendan Smyth, has said he is disappointed with the Cardinal's letter of resignation to the Pope.
Vox's Max Fisher shamelessly invoked medieval history in a Monday post about Pope Francis.
A day after Pope Francis left South Korea, a former sex slave who spent a few minutes with the pontiff said she still felt the impact of their meeting.
Two of Pope Francis' grandnephews and the boys' mother were killed early Tuesday in an Argentina car crash that also seriously injured the pontiff's nephew, police said.
Three relatives of Pope Francis died and a fourth was in critical condition Tuesday after a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina, the Vatican and a local police official said.
Two great nephews of Pope Francis, and their mother, have been killed in a traffic accident in Argentina, say police.
Vatican City, Aug 19, 2014 / 12:02 am .- Before any international trip Pope Francis visits Benedict XVI, a key Vatican archbishop revealed, noting the good relations between the two and how Pope Francis is carrying forward Benedict's vision.
Aboard the papal plane, Aug 18, 2014 / 04:30 pm .- Speaking to journalists aboard the Aug. 18 plane flight back to Italy from South Korea, Pope Francis said he supports international intervention in Iraq and is willing to go to there personally if it will help end the violence against Christians and other religious minorities.
Pope Francis said Monday that he wants to visit China and called for the Catholic Church in the country to be allowed to do its "job".
Pope Francis on Monday endorsed the use of force to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities in Iraq but said the international community - and not just one country - should decide how to intervene.
Pope Francis completed his five-day trip to South Korea Monday, urging the two Koreas to reject suspicion, confrontation and competition and unite as "one family, one people."
Sectarian violence in Iraq has worsened dramatically in recent days, especially for Christians in the war-torn nation, prompting Pope Francis to appoint an envoy to meet with religious and government leaders in Iraq as well as with those Christians who have been forced from their homes in fear.
Pope Francis reinforced his reputation as a man of surprises during his five-day pastoral visit to Korea.
It was noted British wit Hector Hugh Monroe - better known by his pen name, Saki - who made the following sage observation: "A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation."
Haemi, South Korea, Aug 17, 2014 / 02:20 am .- Addressing thousands of young people from across Asia, Pope Francis emphasized the urgent need to "wake up" and spread Christ's love throughout the continent, pointing to the martyrs as examples.
In this photo provided by the L' Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis baptizes Lee Ho Jin, the father of one of the children who died in South Korea's April ferry disaster, in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014.
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