Faith is vital rather than an eccentric hobby

The shock was palpable as news spread on Friday afternoon that the British MP Sir David Amess had been killed. His murder – by a suspected Islamist – sent shockwaves through the political system in Britain. While every death in such circumstances is beyond awful, Sir David’s murder seems to have struck a deeper chord…

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President Higgins to meet Pope Francis next week

Pope Francis is to receive President Michael D. Higgins in private audience at the Vatican next Friday, September 17. As part of his visit to the Vatican, Mr Higgins will also meet with Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. A communique from Áras an Uachtaráin today (Friday) said that the president will discuss with Pope…