First World War

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

A daily guide to what’s happening in the Catholic Church

On at least 44 days more than 100 Irishmen were killed during the Great War, but they are only now being recognised

The rather gloomy outlook of the Church meant that it was better equipped than most faiths to cope with the horrors of the First World War

Pope speaks of children ‘deprived of hope’ in unscripted remarks to faithful

In message to French bishops Pope remembers soldiers who fought Nazism

Like Fr van der Lugt, Fr William Doyle made the ultimate sacrifice

When Pope Benedict XV tried to end the First World War British Catholics shunned him, says Fr Ashley Beck

A new book looks at the many culprits who caused the catastrophe

Nick Dunne visits a humble roadside shrine near the trenches of Passchendaele built to house an extraordinary image of Christ crucified