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Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

Bishop of Clonfert to meet Irish emigrants and prisoners in the US

The generosity of parishioners at home shows a keen awareness of the challenge emigration poses to our culture, both historically and up to the present. I hope to convey this positive message of support to the staff and volunteers in our centres in America – Bishop Kirby.

2017.11.11.

A diamond service: Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrates 60 years of ministry

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain celebrated its Diamond Jubilee Mass with Bishop John Kirby of Clonfert

2017.09.25.

Clonfert to welcome two priests from Nigeria

Parish priests from the Diocese of Jalingo will take up appointments for a period of three years with the option of staying for longer.

2015.09.12.

Migration policy must address needs of migrants

'Welcoming the Stranger: Irish Migrant Welfare in Britain since 1957' shows that policy which endures starts with the people it serves: Bishop Kirby.

2015.07.04.

Bishop pays tribute to Irish Chaplaincy in Britain

“We can see from many current crises that no amount of policy will deter people from migrating," Bishop John Kirby said at the launch of 'Welcoming the Stranger' in London.

2015.05.29.

Three bishops address marriage referendum

“A society that identifies the two parties in marriage as spouse I and spouse II has lost sight of a deep truth of human nature" - Archbishop Neary.

2015.05.10.

Bishops urge solidarity with migrants and refugees

"Mental health difficulties are the unspoken injury afflicting whole swathes of the migrant community".

2015.01.19.

Bishop welcomes Obama’s move on undocumented

Undocumented’s family life in the US often curtailed by daily stress and constant fear of arrest and deportation.

2014.11.22.

ICPO launches new awareness campaign

Irish prisoners overseas are one of the most marginalised groups of Irish emigrants: Bishop

2014.09.13.

Many challenges face migrants warn bishops

“We remember those who have left our shores in the hope of making a new life for themselves abroad."

2014.01.19.
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