First priorities in the diocese will be a full briefing on safeguarding issues and encouraging positive pastoral initiatives and administrative developments.
Episcopal vacancies are an opportunity for the Church in Ireland to lay new foundations, says We Are Church Ireland.
Bishop Philip Boyce OCD will oversee the pastoral needs of the faithful of the diocese and will begin his residency on Holy Thursday with the celebration of the Mass of Chrism and for the Easter ceremonies.
“Following media reports which have disturbed and upset many people in the Diocese and further afield, I have decided to step down with immediate effect.”
“I am grateful to the Supreme Court for reminding us, during these unsettled and cynical times, of what we must be about as a culture, namely, a society that both protects the person and allows his or her talents to flourish.”
The report is “imbued with a love and concern for the entire human family” – Bishop John McAreavey.
“It is important that both politicians and the electorate think about the profoundly damaging impact the housing & homelessness crisis is having on so many."
Bishop John McAreavey compares land grab to 16th century Irish plantations and calls for recognition of the state of Palestine by Ireland.
Holy Land Coordination group will celebrate Mass in Bethlehem and visit the Christian community of Beit Jala which has suffered the loss of land and livelihood.
"We remember in a special way during this Christmas season the plight of those Christians who have lost everything for their faith.”
“It demonstrates to our elected representatives that protection of creation is important to us” - Bishop John McAreavey.
Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.
Bishop McAreavey calls for law to criminalise the purchase of sex to be enacted quickly in the Republic of Ireland.
Tribute paid to teachers' contribution to the holistic development of their pupils.
Children are “uniquely vulnerable to the lifelong consequences of growing up in such an institutionalised environment”.
'The Cry of the Earth' pastoral reflection reissued to highlight why and how care of the natural environment is rooted in the Christian faith.
Bishop McAreavey appeals on behalf of persecuted and endangered Christian communities and calls for an end to the conflicts in Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Israel.
Bishop McAreavey of Dromore asks for prayers to be included at Masses.
Bishop demands adequate safeguards to ensure acceptable standard of living.
"A true visionary and a powerful advocate for the need to engage in the harsh realities created by conflict in a spirit of truth, justice and human rights."
Every priest in the diocese will be met individually during September.