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Pope’s car will be used by Foyle Search and Rescue in Derry

“From my time as a priest in Derry, I know how Foyle Search and Rescue volunteers work selflessly to help those who are vulnerable and in need” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.31.

Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.”

2018.08.31.

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ visit to WMOF in Ireland

A day of rich celebration for the Catholic faithful. We were very proud of our Catholic identity together – Portlaoise parish.

2018.08.30.

TV and internet viewing of Papal Mass attracts global audience

The complete Papal Mass programme reached an audience that beat the All-Ireland Hurling Final viewership, with 1.1 million viewers tuning in at some point during the Papal Mass broadcast.

2018.08.30.

Increased calls for back to school help, says SVP

Some 1,200 more parents are under pressure to pay for the start of year costs of getting their children and teens to school.

2018.08.29.

“The sense of joy and exuberance at Festival of Families was unbelievable”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore responds to the papal visit and says he hopes that the Pope will introduce the necessary structures of accountability to ensure that child safeguarding will be an integral part of church life.

2018.08.29.

Pope’s Skoda to be given to Crosscare to help homeless

Staff will assist homeless families at the Mater Dei hub move on from this temporary facility to more secure, long-term accommodation.

2018.08.28.

“An extremely special experience”

Engaged and newly married couples pay tribute to Pope Francis’ words of encouragement and practical advice.

2018.08.28.

Find new pathways, Pope tells Irish bishops

"Genuine religious formation needs joyful teachers who can shape not only minds but also hearts in the love of Christ and in the practice of prayer." - Pope Francis

2018.08.27.

Pope asks for forgiveness for abuse and exploitation

"Lord, sustain and increase this state of shame and repentance and give us the strength to commit ourselves so that these things never happen again and justice may be done.”

2018.08.27.

Pope recognises Good Friday Agreement’s role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland

“We can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement, while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle.”

2018.08.26.

Abuse survivors describe meeting with Pope as “very powerful”

“I cannot fail to acknowledge the grave scandal caused in Ireland by the abuse of young people by members of the Church charged with responsibility for their protection and education.” - Pope Francis

2018.08.26.

Eleven-year-old one of the first to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland

“Jane was such a worthy winner. Her design shows that she understands what the World Meeting of Families is all about.”

2018.08.25.

Irish bishops farewell oil and gas investments

“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”

2018.08.25.

Pope Francis on the big screen in Dublin parishes

"Churchservices.tv is providing valuable access and RTÉ is delighted to be able to facilitate the service.”

2018.08.24.

Art of the family and art for the family at WMOF2018

Religious art suitable for display in the family home features in the WMOF2018 exhibition organised by the Committee for Sacred Art and Architecture of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

2018.08.24.

Family is basic unit of society, WMOF Pastoral Congress hears

In supporting the family, the State cares for its citizens, but also strengthens and nurtures the foundations of society itself – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.23.

Bells herald start of World Meeting of Families 2018

The family is not a closed place but must always be missionary and have that same drive towards the periphery, towards those who are marginalised – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2018.08.23.

VIDEO: Pope in Ireland ahead of his visit – WMOF 2018

Pope Francis: ‘I’m excited to return to Ireland’

2018.08.22.

“I am excited at the thought of returning to Ireland!” – Pope Francis

Pontiff offers warm words of greeting to the Irish people in a special video message and shares his hope that the WMOF2018 will be a source of encouragement to families.

2018.08.22.

Former Artane boy calls for compassion for those affected by abuse

“While we can all agree that justice must prevail, and the truth must come out, maybe everyone needs a little compassion. This is a human problem, not a clerical one.”

2018.08.22.

Worldwide response to clerical child abuse needed, says Pope

“The heart-wrenching pain of these victims, which cries out to heaven, was long ignored, kept quiet or silenced. But their outcry was more powerful than all the measures meant to silence it.”

2018.08.21.

Caritas India struggles to respond to Kerala flood crisis

In the space of three weeks, Kerala received 30 per cent more rain than it would normally receive in the space of a year – and the rainy season isn't over yet.

2018.08.21.

SVP instrumental in spreading a love of trad music at Drogheda Fleadh

“Music develops the whole brain, fosters a child's creativity and brings joy and enrichment to a person’s life.” - Joe Sweeney, Society of St Vincent de Paul

2018.08.20.

Missionary sister wins Trócaire’s inaugural Romero International Award

Sr Bridget Tighe offers care and support to Palestinian communities in Jordan, Gaza and Jerusalem.

2018.08.20.

Dublin Camino for WMOF2018

Seven churches involved in ecumenical endeavour.

2018.08.19.

Archbishop Martin hopes the Pope will challenge the Irish Church to be different

My hope is that he will speak kindly but also speak frankly, the Archbishop said.

2018.08.19.

Primate hints at return visit by Pope Francis – to Northern Ireland

“A visit to Northern Ireland, particularly with our history and with all that we've been through, is going to require a dedicated time,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.18.

Pope Francis – An Irish Welcome music CD released

“It is a lovely mix of music. It’s not in your face religious, it is very broad and it’s inspirational ... I got very emotional when I finished it.”

2018.08.18.

Vatican expresses “shame and sorrow” at latest clerical child abuse revelations

“Victims should know that the Pope is on their side. Those who have suffered are his priority, and the Church wants to listen to them to root out this tragic horror that destroys the lives of the innocent.”

2018.08.18.
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