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Vatican hosts Baptism of Conor McGregor’s son

St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican was the site of Conor McGregor’s newborn son, Rían’s, Baptism last weekend. The fighter’s family were said to have arrived at the Vatican in minibuses, entering through a door that leads directly to the Choir Chapel, where baptisms can take place inside the Basilica. It is often a lengthy…

Abducted Nigerian seminarians released

The three seminarians who were abducted from their seminary in Nigeria’s Kaduna state have been released, the chancellor of the local Church confirmed. “Barely 48 hours after their kidnap, our beloved brothers were released by their abductors,” Fr Emmanuel Okolo, chancellor of the Diocese of Kafanchan, said in an October 13 statement. Fr Okolo conveyed…

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Latest stats show increase in GPs providing abortion

An inquiry to the HSE has revealed that there are currently 402 GPs contracted to provide abortion in the Republic, a rise on last year’s figure. A paper published by the National Women’s Council earlier this year revealed that, as of April 2020, 373 GPs had signed contracts with the HSE to provide abortions, indicating…

Restrictions on religious worship lifted on Friday

The Taoiseach Micheál Martin announced on Tuesday that all religious worship and weddings can proceed at full capacity from Friday, October 22. However, mask wearing and other protective measures will remain in place. This is the first time Mass can be conducted at full capacity in the South since March 2020, while this has been…

France’s Catholic bishops to uphold confessional seal

The spokeswoman for France’s bishops’ conference clarified last Wednesday that the country’s Catholic leaders do not intend to contravene the Church’s teaching on the sacrosanct nature of the confessional seal. The clarification comes after Bishop Moulins-Beaufort, the bishops’ conference president, was invited to a meeting with France’s interior minister Gérald Darmanin to discuss the possibility of…

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Vatican Roundup

Pope to meet 500 poor from across Europe in Assisi Pope Francis will visit Assisi, Italy on November 12, where he will spend time with a group of 500 poor people from across Europe, the Vatican announced Friday. The encounter will take place as part of the Catholic Church’s celebration of the 5th annual World…