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Pope Francis prays for children caught up in conflict

“May beloved Syria at last recover respect for the dignity of every person through a shared commitment to rebuild the fabric of society, without regard for ethnic and religious membership.”

2017.12.26.

Pope’s visit to Myanmar overshadowed by Rohingya crisis

In a telegram sent to the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Pope Francis said he was going to Myanmar to “encourage the small but fervent Catholic community and meet believers of diverse religions”.

2017.11.28.

Bishop laments “tragic situation of enormous proportions” in Myanmar

Chairman of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, says the development agency is working on the ground in Myanmar and “committed money immediately to the situation”.

2017.09.27.

Cardinal urges Aung San Suu Kyi to speak up for Rohingya Muslims

Columban missionaries call on government of Myanmar/Burma to immediately allow international humanitarian assistance to reach people in need.

2017.09.15.

First ever papal visit to Myanmar confirmed for November

Some Buddhist leaders are displeased with the strong line Pope Francis has taken over the treatment of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.

2017.08.30.

Limerick hero Fr Jack Finucane’s funeral is tomorrow

“He fulfilled everything possible that could be expected of one man or woman’s calling. A beautiful characteristic also was that, by all accounts, he was extremely modest, never seeking attention for, or boasting about, his very considerable achievements.”

2017.06.11.

Concern’s Fr Jack Finucane C.S.Sp. dies suddenly

His work “leaves a real, positive, and enduring legacy for millions of people across the globe” – President Higgins.

2017.06.09.

Irish missionary priest appeals over scandal of child brides

“It seems the male-dominated culture and religious mores are created by paedophiles to satisfy their sexual demands and desires. Such cultural and religious practices have to be outlawed and the laws implemented.”

2017.03.29.

Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

One of the things I pray for every day is a sense of humour! – Pope Francis.

2017.03.13.

Europe is a continent in crisis warns Pope Francis

“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”

2016.07.04.

Killing of priest in Mexico linked to drug cartels

Islamic extremists blamed for gun attack on missionary doctor in Bangladesh which has left Italian priest fighting for his life.

2015.11.19.

High profile environmentalists praise new encyclical

"Laudato Si is an astonishing document - there is no longer any excuse for people not knowing about this issue”: author and environmental activist Bill McKibben.

2015.06.24.

Plaque will honour first Black Santa

Dean Sammy Crooks, who died in a road accident in 1986, staged his first Christmas sit-out for charities in 1976, establishing a tradition continued by all his successors.

2014.11.29.
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