High Cross replica unveiled at cathedral
Published: Wednesday, 16 April 2014
An exact replica of a 1,100-year-old cross is being set in place at Down Cathedral on Wednesday, to replace the original relic which was moved to a local museum.
Royal Black members in parade breach fine
Published: Tuesday, 15 April 2014
Five members of the Royal Black Institution have been convicted of knowingly breaching a ban on flute bands playing music outside a Catholic church in Belfast.
Irish 'wedding singer' priest goes viral
Published: Wednesday, 09 April 2014
A bride and groom in Co Meath have been given a wedding to remember, after the priest launched into an emotional and personalised version of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah during the service.
New Bishop of Derry installed
Published: Sunday, 06 April 2014
Donal McKeown is the new Catholic Bishop of the Diocese of Derry.
Villiers backs Pope visit to Belfast
Published: Wednesday, 02 April 2014
Secretary of State Theresa Villiers has given her backing for a Papal visit to Belfast.
Pope Francis invite motion passed
Published: Tuesday, 01 April 2014
Councillors in Belfast have voted in favour of inviting Pope Francis to the city.
Belfast invite proposal for Pope Francis
Published: Wednesday, 26 March 2014
Pope Francis is set to be invited to Belfast, it has been revealed.
Funeral for victim of helicopter crash
Published: Sunday, 23 March 2014
The funeral has taken place of Declan Small, one of the men killed when a helicopter travelling to Northern Ireland crashed in England earlier this month.
McKeown is new Bishop of Derry
Published: Tuesday, 25 February 2014
Pope Francis has appointed Donal McKeown as the new Bishop of Derry.
NI set for Sunday first at Windsor
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
Northern Ireland have been scheduled to play their first ever international game at Windsor Park on a Sunday as part of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.
NI leaders in call for Magdalene forum
Published: Monday, 24 February 2014
Northern Ireland's First and Deputy First Ministers have said a forum should be established to acknowledge the alleged mistreatment of young women at Catholic-run Magdalene workhouses.
Reverend Elvis walks Belfast peaceline
Published: Saturday, 22 February 2014
An Elvis-impersonating church minister has walked the peacelines of Belfast to promote peace and reconciliation.
Loyal Orders in Catholic clergy talks
Published: Wednesday, 19 February 2014
Senior members of the Orange Order and Royal Black Institution have met for talks with Catholic clergymen in Belfast, with all parties agreeing to further engagement in the future.
Anonymity waived at abuse inquiry
Published: Wednesday, 12 February 2014
A woman giving evidence at the historical abuse inquiry has waived her right to anonymity in the hope it will help other victims speak out.
Care home 'like a living nightmare'
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2014
The historical institutional abuse inquiry has heard claims that a children’s care home, run by nuns, was like a living nightmare – with details which some viewers may find distressing.
Witness describes abuse by 'cruel' nuns
Published: Monday, 10 February 2014
The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry has been told how one woman was cruelly treated by nuns and beaten during her time at Nazareth House in Londonderry.
Next Presbyterian Moderator elected
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2014
The next Moderator of the Presbyterian Church will be Rev Michael Barry - minister of Sandys Street Presbyterian Church in Newry.
Boy 'didn't know what mammy meant'
Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014
A priest told a former resident of a church-run children's home in Northern Ireland that he was the product of an evil and satanic relationship, an inquiry has heard.
Limavady funeral held for Afghan victim
Published: Tuesday, 28 January 2014
The funeral of a man, described as an adopted son of Limavady, who died in a suicide bomb attack in Afghanistan, has taken place.
Children in care 'made to eat own vomit'
Published: Monday, 27 January 2014
Some children at residential homes run by Catholic nuns in Northern Ireland were made to eat their own vomit, a lawyer said.
Limavady marks return of bomb victim
Published: Sunday, 26 January 2014
The body of a former soldier who was killed in a suicide bomb in Afghanistan has been returned to Northern Ireland.
Ex-church treasurer 'stole £32k of funds'
Published: Thursday, 23 January 2014
The former honorary treasurer of the Church of Ireland parish in Culmore on the outskirts of Derry has appeared in court charged with stealing £32,500 from church funds.
Ireland to reopen Vatican Embassy
Published: Tuesday, 21 January 2014
Ireland is to reopen its embassy in the Vatican two years after it was shut for cost reasons.
De La Salle home apologises for abuse
Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
The inquiry into historical abuse has heard an apology from the De La Salle Brothers for the suffering inflicted on boys in their care.
Inquiry 'gives voice' to abuse victims
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
An inquiry into alleged historical child abuse in Northern Ireland’s church and state-run homes will finally “give a voice” to victims who have been ignored.
Priest denies Belfast sex abuse
Published: Wednesday, 08 January 2014
A former curate of St Matthew's Catholic Church in Belfast has told a jury he "totally denies" allegations that he sexually abused a young female parishoner in the 1980s.
Live crib brings joy to city centre
Published: Tuesday, 24 December 2013
The Bethlehem nativity scene has been brought to life in the grounds of a Belfast city centre church with the help of a little pygmy goat called Sparkle and pals.
Sham wedding bishop avoids jail
Published: Thursday, 19 December 2013
Controversial cleric and self-appointed bishop Pat Buckley has avoided a prison term for conducting sham marriages whose purpose was to flout the immigration laws.
Belfast people 'defiant' after attack
Published: Monday, 16 December 2013
The people of Belfast have remained defiant after dissident republicans planted a bomb in the city centre on Friday, the Dean of Belfast, the Very Reverend John Mann, said as he began his annual Black Santa sit-out.
Belfast service to remember Mandela
Published: Friday, 13 December 2013
A special service of remembrance is to be held in St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast to celebrate the life of Nelson Mandela.
Buckley admits sham marriage involvement
Published: Thursday, 12 December 2013
Controversial cleric and self-appointed bishop Pat Buckley has admitted involvement in fourteen sham marriages, whose purpose was to flout the immigration laws.
Prayers said for Nelson Mandela
Published: Sunday, 08 December 2013
The congregation at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast held a minutes silence and joined with other churches across Northern Ireland and the world to mark a world day of prayer for Nelson Mandela.
Church's stolen collection plates found
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
A silver chalice and two silver collection plates, which were stolen from St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, have been recovered.
New home for 1,100-year-old cross
Published: Wednesday, 04 December 2013
A 1,100-year-old cross is being moved from its location at Down Cathedral in Downpatrick to a new location at a local museum.
First woman bishop installed in Dublin
Published: Saturday, 30 November 2013
The former rector of St Augustine's in Derry, Rev Pat Storey, has been installed as the first woman bishop by the Anglican Church.

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