Tracing the steps of the first Holy Week

A one-off RTÉ programme seeks to bring the Passion of Christ to life, writes Michael Kelly   Actor Hugh Bonneville is perhaps best known for his role as Lord Grantham in the hit British series Downton Abbey. What people may not know, however, is that he studied theology at Cambridge University and has always had…

Papal trip planners need to be more ambitious

Announcements of Papal visits are supposed to be moments of unbridled joy. But, the news that Pope Francis is to come to Ireland in August is somewhat tinged with sadness and disappointment. Bishop of Derry Donal McKeown speaks for many when he articulates the disappointment felt about how organisers of the Pope’s trip have decided…