The European bishops hope that “the recovery fund will help the weakest economies, the economies most touched by the pandemic to grow, and to be there for people... so that also the next generation can live in peace and in certain prosperity,” said Cardinal Hollerich.
“Go and read the entire document and don’t start with the footnotes or chapter 8, start at chapter 1 and read through the entire document.”
“Today Rathlin is part of a world and of a society which, for all the achievements of modernity, is now searching for, indeed sometimes screaming for, ultimate meaning, purpose and hope.”
Bishop of Down and Connor speaks in support of EU describing it as "a highly calibrated political architecture, unique on the face of the earth and in human history".
“To intimidate clergy, social and community workers and all those who are working tirelessly and peacefully in the service of their local community ... is a weak and cowardly act."
Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.
Royal visitors viewed St Patrick’s most treasured artwork, the ‘Madonna of the Lakes’ altarpiece, painted and gifted to the parish by one of its renowned sons, Sir John Lavery.