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74-year-old Irish nun killed crossing road in Birmingham

“Sr Ita [Keane] was a true hero for us in Lozells. She helped shape so many projects currently being delivered, her legacy will live on. Our prayers and love go out to her loved ones and the Sisters of Mercy.”


Newman University 50th anniversary celebrations

Newman University became one of the first Catholic universities in Britain since the Reformation when its full status was granted in 2013


Platinum Jubilee for Papua New Guinea missionary

Until recently, 96-year-old Fr Norman Davitt cycled 10 miles or more every day.


Kilmore diocese launches out into the deep

Catechism is a “wonderful treasury of wisdom and spirituality” says bishop as he presents certificates to participants who have completed three-year course on catechism.


Birmingham announces plans for St Patrick’s Festival 2017

Last year Birmingham City Council announced cuts to grants for festivals including the St Patrick’s Day festival in the city which seriously threatened its future.


Young people return from WYD2016 with joy and hope

More than two million young people from across the world gathered to celebrate their faith in Poland, and as one Derry participant said, “to go deeper in our friendship with Jesus.”


Young people set off for World Youth Day

Irish young people travelling overland to WYD - already en route.


Irishman appointed Bishop of Nottingham

61-year-old Mgr Patrick McKinney from Buncrana Co Donegal will be ordained Bishop of Nottingham by Cardinal Vincent Nichols on Friday 3 July.


Future of UK’s largest St Patrick’s parade in doubt

Birmingham City Council plans to end funding for city’s annual St Patrick’s Festival from 2016.


Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Leeds

53-year-old Mgr Marcus Stock, secretary general of the Bishops Conference for England and Wales, selected.


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.

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