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Dublin looks to fundraising over smaller contributions

Priest appointed as Episcopal Vicar for Financial Development.

2013.12.22.

Abortion act to become law on 1 January 2014

Medical staff in designated centres able to perform abortions under the terms of the Act.

2013.12.21.

Joy of the Gospel sells out in Veritas stores

Unprecedented interest has people queuing in Dublin store waiting for reprints to arrive.

2013.12.21.

Francis Campbell to lead UK Catholic College

Co Down native takes up role as principal of St Mary's University College Strawberry Hill.

2013.12.21.

Govt cuts force ACCORD to make four staff redundant

Bishop Jones expresses regret as cuts to Family Support Agency grants blamed.

2013.12.20.

Samaritans say make time and listen

Calls expected to surge over Christmas as organisations and services close.

2013.12.20.

Church leaders appeal for peace in South Sudan

UN base in Jonglei state besieged as five days of violence leaves over 500 dead.

2013.12.20.

Bishop prays that Haass talks will energise political realm

Concern over "recent violent threats to public safety and security on our streets."

2013.12.19.

Fr McVerry calls for Homeless Act as numbers double

Homeless Act would give homeless a legal right to suitable accommodation.

2013.12.19.

Faith schools’ admissions policies defended

CofI Archbishop and Chairman for the CSP cite constitutional right to freedom of religion.

2013.12.19.

Govt’s focus is on business interests chides SJI

Social Justice Ireland criticises Government’s Medium-Term Economic Strategy.

2013.12.18.

Teens launch SHARE fundraiser for elderly in Cork

Students from 22 schools fast for SHARE (Students Harness Aid for the Relief of the Elderly).

2013.12.18.

Lampedusa boat to mark International Migrants Day

Thames voyage to highlight plight of migrants who perish on dangerous journeys.

2013.12.18.

UN launches €4.7bn aid appeal for Syrian crisis

Talks continue over 12 nuns kidnapped on 6 December.

2013.12.17.

Brendan O’Carroll donates €350,000 to charity

Actor makes massive personal donation as donations slump in the wake of CRC scandal.

2013.12.17.

Pope and Black Santa provide Christmas cheer

Annual charity appeal to be launched by the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin.

2013.12.17.

One in ten people experiencing food poverty in Ireland

Trade unions urge Government to make €10 million available for food assistance.

2013.12.16.

Ireland is failing its young people Archbishop warns

“Bailouts can come and go, but our future is in our young people and we are failing them.”

2013.12.16.

Prayers for peace in Central African Republic

Tens of thousands seeking safety in churches and other places of worship.

2013.12.16.

Celebration as St Catherine’s reopens after fire

Bishop Eamonn Walsh to lead re-opening Mass after €4.1m restoration project.

2013.12.15.

Archbishops launch online archive of ancient religious texts

“We archbishops and our communities face the challenge of re-reading history together."

2013.12.15.

Pope highlights symbolism of Christmas tree lights

Twenty-five metre Christmas tree gifted by Bavarian town to Vatican City.

2013.12.15.

Women must be more involved in Church’s decision-making

"We must discover ways and structures to do so," Bishop Brendan Leahy suggests.

2013.12.14.

Belgium moves closer to allowing euthanasia of children

“Neither a laudable pioneering move nor an act of humanity, but a sad declaration of bankruptcy.”

2013.12.14.

Concern over hate letter sent to Dublin mosque

Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin expresses solidarity with Islamic community.

2013.12.14.

Pope issues message for World Day of Peace

Pontiff warns of “tragic phenomenon” of human trafficking, in which the “unscrupulous prey on the lives and the desperation of others.”

2013.12.13.

Bishops’ online Advent calendar proving popular

Positive feedback and 5,000 hits in just twelve days.

2013.12.13.

Increased sales for Veritas thanks to Pope Francis

'Pope Francis effect' results in marked upsurge in interest in the papacy in 2013.

2013.12.13.

Pope Francis is Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

"The speed with which he has captured the imaginations of millions who had given up on hoping for the church at all."

2013.12.12.

Ecumenical service for people of the Philippines

One month on from Typhoon Haiyan, close to 2,000 are still missing, and 5,670 are recorded dead.

2013.12.12.
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