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Bishop thanks Pope for peace efforts on Syria

Vatican to hold study day on the plight of the Syrian people.

2014.01.07.

Pope reaches out to lapsed Catholics

Pope Francis prays that “all the Church” may be steeped in “the joy of evangelising”.

2014.01.07.

Pope Francis confirms visit to Holy Land

Three-day trip in May will include a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch.

2014.01.06.

Pontiff leaves voicemail for nuns busy at prayer

Pope urges Carmelites never to lose hope because sadness leads to a lack of spirituality.

2014.01.06.

Prince expresses concern for Christians in Middle East

Christians are part of the fabric of society, often acting as bridge-builders.

2014.01.06.

Disney asks Irish priest Fr Liam Lawton to pen song

'Beyond Belief' used in special retrospective of film classics such as Snow White and Cinderella.

2014.01.05.

Kells to celebrate St Columcille in 2014

High point of year-long celebrations will be events to mark feast day of Columcille in June.

2014.01.05.

Over 6.6m attend Vatican papal events

Figures show big increase on attendances in 2012.

2014.01.05.

Flaws in new abortion law revealing themselves – PLC

College of Psychiatrists advises against participation in the absence of clinical guidelines.

2014.01.04.

Twenty-two missionaries killed last year

Twice as many missionaries lost their lives in 2013 as in 2012.

2014.01.04.

Hugely positive response to TV Bible series

TV3 already planning to show the epic drama series again next Christmas.

2014.01.04.

Policies needed that ensure access to health and education

Cardinal Brady discusses fraternity and the impasse in NI talks in New Year's homily.

2014.01.03.

UK Catholic College to host Irish Ambassador

Lecture at St Mary's College Twickenham to focus on Sean O'Casey.

2014.01.03.

Faith leaders call for peace and reconciliation in Pakistan

Dialogue aimed at helping faiths to draw closer and eliminate fear and suspicion.

2014.01.03.

Missing priest found dead in Bedfordshire

Fr Joseph Williams was slumped over wheel of his car in supermarket car park for three days.

2014.01.02.

Foster peace and reconciliation Archbishop urges

Children of wars among the largest group of victims in 2013.

2014.01.02.

WHO reports reduction in malaria rates

An estimated 3.3 million lives saved since 2000 although 3.4 billion remain at risk.

2014.01.02.

CoI Primate “hopeful for future rapprochement” in North

Bishop Treanor warns of “disengagement" by many in churches from work of reconciliation.

2014.01.01.

Pope Francis nominated for Tipperary peace award

Nominated for his commitment to dialogue between people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and faiths.

2014.01.01.

Pope shocked by Maltese gay adoption bill

Pontiff strongly opposed to same sex marriage.

2013.12.31.

Vatican to host peace talks on Syria

Talks will seek greater protection for Christians and to bring about a unified government.

2013.12.31.

Pat Kenny learns about Redemptoristine way of life

Enclosed nuns see internet as a gift from God.

2013.12.31.

Govt warned against triumphalism over Troika’s exit

Spending madly in the sales will give some satisfaction but leaves you empty - Archbishop.

2013.12.30.

UK archbishop urges parishes to be a place of welcome

Parish must always offer a place of welcome for those who no longer find themselves in stable or conventional family situations.

2013.12.30.

Refugees and the elderly are outcasts warns Pope

The elderly may be "hidden exiles" who are marginalised and treated as burdens within their own families.

2013.12.30.

Vatican urges schools to commit to Catholic identity

Number of students in Catholic schools has risen to roughly 58 million.

2013.12.29.

Precious Life founder makes Top Catholics list

Leading US Catholic publication names Bernadette Smyth as Catholic of the Year 2013.

2013.12.29.

Work of SVP project featured in radio documentary

Programme highlights impact of Croí na Gaillimhe centre on more than 400 people.

2013.12.29.

Regional leaders meet in Kenya to halt war in South Sudan

Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.

2013.12.28.

30,000 young Europeans to attend Taizé gathering

Young people to provide sign of 'visible communion' in Strasbourg.

2013.12.28.
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