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President receives Magdalene survivors at Áras

Remarks by President Higgins

Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

You are very welcome here today to Áras an Uachtaráin.

I wish to thank Steven O’Riordan for requesting this visit for the Magdalene Survivors. While each of you has her own unique story of a great wrong, as a group is it important that the [...]

2013.07.04.

Abortion law passes second stage vote

The Pro Life Campaign said it is disappointed at the result of the Second Stage vote on abortion in the Dáil but welcomed the fact that an initial four Fine Gael TDs voted against the bill.

2013.07.04.

Pope Francis: We encounter the Living God through His wounds

To meet the living God we must tenderly kiss the wounds of Jesus in our hungry, poor, sick, imprisoned brothers and sisters.

2013.07.04.

President Higgins receives survivors of the Magdalene Laundries at Áras an Uachtaráin

"Your story has caused important questions to be asked so as to ensure that such mistakes of the past are never repeated." - President Higgins

2013.07.04.

Cardinal raises concerns about proposed abortion legislation

Cardinal Seán Brady raises legal and Constitutional concerns about the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013

I am conscious that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill, is entering the final stages of the legislative process in the Oireachtas.  In addition to the fundamental ethical concerns already raised by [...]

2013.07.03.

Pope Francis: Courage in spite of our weaknesses

Christians are called to be courageous in their weakness. We must recognize that we are weak and that, at times, we have to flee from sin without nostalgia, without looking back. We must not let temptation or fear keep us from God. Instead we must learn that ‘he who fights [...]

2013.07.03.

Priest killed in Syria

On Sunday, 23rd June a Syrian priest, François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria. Fides Agency has confirmed priest’s death but stated that the circumstances are not fully understood. Mainstream newspapers say the priest was beheaded and a video of the killing was broadcast.

Fides states that the monastery where [...]

2013.07.03.

Six thousand young people bear witness to their vocation

It is hoped that some six thousand young people from 66 different countries will participate in the initiative.

2013.07.02.

Priest killed in Syria

On Sunday, 23rd June a Syrian priest, François Murad was killed in Gassanieh, in northern Syria.

2013.07.02.

Pope Francis: Courage in spite of our weaknesses

We must recognize that we are weak and that, at times, we have to flee from sin without nostalgia, without looking back.

2013.07.02.

Vatican Bank – Director and deputy resign

President Ernst von Freyberg to assume General Director duties ad interim – IOR-Directorate offers resignations – Promontory seconding top level executives to fill the roles of Deputy Director and Chief Risk Officer

Vatican/Holy See 1. July 2013 – IOR-Director Comm. Paolo Cipriani and Deputy Director Dott. Massimo Tulli have offered their [...]

2013.07.02.

Creighton speaks out against proposed abortion laws

In her statement on the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill 2013 Second Stage, Minister Lucinda Creighton T.D. yesterday (1st July 2013) said that she never imagined when she stood for election to Dáil Éireann that she would find herself, just two years later, speaking on a Government sponsored Bill [...]

2013.07.02.

Cardinal Brady raises concerns about proposed abortion legislation

This Bill represents a legislative and political ‘Trojan Horse’ which heralds a much more liberal and aggressive abortion regime in Ireland.

2013.07.02.

Creighton speaks out against proposed abortion law

“I can only hope that logic and verifiable evidence will prevail and substantive amendments will be accepted ..."

2013.07.02.

Vatican Bank – Director and deputy resign

IOR-Director Comm. Paolo Cipriani and Deputy Director Dott. Massimo Tulli have offered their resignations from their current positions.

2013.07.02.

Technological innovations at Vatican TV

On 27 June in the Holy See Press Office, there was a presentation of the agreement between Vatican Television and Canal 21 (the television channel of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, Argentina) as well as of the new Master Control Room that will make digital archiving possible.

2013.07.01.

Pope speaks about importance of conscience

Pope Francis prayed the Angelus on Sunday with faithful gathered in St Peter’s Square. In remarks before the traditional prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father spoke of the conscience as the interior space in which we can listen to and hear the truth, the good, the voice of God.

Pope [...]

2013.07.01.
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