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Bishop William Crean

Cloyne celebrates Cobh Cathedral centenary

“It never fails in its mission to raise our eyes to the heavens.”

2019.08.26.

Trócaire helps almost three million in world’s poorest countries

“There is much to be positive about ... [but] many challenges remain. Human rights are increasingly under threat in many parts of the world, while the dangers brought about by climate change are rising,” said Bishop William Crean.

2019.08.08.

Bishop appeals on behalf of Trócaire’s Cyclone Idai relief efforts

“The terrible suffering of our brothers and sisters in southern Africa as a result of Cyclone Idai cries out for a generous response on our part.”

2019.03.26.

Cobh Cathedral prepares for centenary celebrations

The key events will take place this August to coincide with the actual centenary of the cathedral’s dedication on 24th August 1919.

2019.02.03.

New impetus needed to provide housing, says bishop in Christmas message

“Very many are under great strain because accommodation and housing is scarce or beyond their reach. A new political impetus is required along with real determination to make inroads into this critical need in so many people’s lives” – Bishop William Crean, Cloyne.

2018.12.20.

Interfaith prayer for planet is powerful witness to global family

“The planet is our home, home for all of us, regardless of what faith or background we come from.”

2018.08.31.

Irish bishops farewell oil and gas investments

“Avoiding further climate change and protecting our common home requires a major shift away from highly polluting fossil fuels towards cleaner renewable energy.”

2018.08.25.

Trócaire appoints new Chief Executive Officer

Trócaire is deeply embedded in Irish culture and is an organisation people in Ireland are rightly proud of, said Caoimhe de Barra.

2018.08.16.

“This is a watershed moment in Irish society” – Bishop Crean

Seven bishops issue pastoral letters on Eighth Amendment over bank holiday weekend in a bid to influence more people to vote No in the upcoming referendum.

2018.05.08.

Trócaire’s Éamonn Meehan to retire

At the time of his appointment as Executive Director in 2013 Éamonn Meehan saw the overseas work of Trócaire as being at the heart of tackling worldwide challenges of poverty, inequality and injustice.

2018.05.02.

Cloyne priest gets Vatican promotion

This is a great personal honour for Monsignor Joe, and his family, the laity and clergy of the Diocese of Cloyne can take great delight in his new appointment - Bishop Crean

2018.03.22.

Nano Nagle Place opens

“I believe that the vision, the dream of Nano Nagle Place honours the past, is an expression of our living heritage, it is a prophetic witness of the power of Nano’s story and our story in finding new ways to respond to the needs of our world today in order to be a sign of hope for the future." Sr Mary Deane

2017.12.20.

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.

Trócaire says thanks for support for East African appeal

“Last weekend’s collection will enable us to reach even more people with life-saving aid. The support of the Catholic Church in Ireland will make a significant contribution to saving lives in East Africa over the coming weeks.”

2017.07.29.

National Church collection in aid of 25m facing famine in East Africa

In the Turkana region in the north of Kenya, around 30 per cent of people are severely malnourished, warns Trócaire.

2017.07.11.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

Bishops restate solidarity with refugees & persecuted Christians

“Today our witness to the distress of refugees should be a call to action.”

2016.06.21.

Primate to lead Irish delegation to Iraq in November

Bishops concerned that process of taking in refugees seems to have slipped onto the back-burner of Irish politics.

2016.06.10.

Cleared priest warns bishops over anonymous accusations

“I have received a detailed signed retraction and admission that lies were told and a signed apology. My legal fees were paid and a generous donation was paid to my nominated charity, Aware.”

2016.06.07.

Bishop Crean to ordain 9 deacons in Maynooth today

Ordination coincides with the special Jubilee of Deacons taking place in Rome to mark the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.

2016.05.29.

Many people “don’t get” the priesthood: Bishop Crean

Bishop reminds his priests "we were never promised a rose garden" and "rejection is often the fruit of fidelity".

2016.03.25.

Students receive Maryvale certificate in catechesis

Two-year programme of study offered through a partnership between the Diocese of Cork and Ross and Maryvale Institute.

2016.03.03.

23,000 ‘confession cards’ distributed across Cloyne

New Evangelisation has already begun in the diocese, according to Archdeacon, based on the hunger in the hearts of many for a new spirit in their lives.

2015.11.27.

Resignation of Cloyne’s Designated Liaison Person

Row with Bishop William Crean over the handling of an ex priest whom the Vatican dismissed from the clerical state last January.

2015.09.05.

Talk invitation to censured Irish priest revoked

The policy of the Diocese of Cloyne is that a priest who is out of ministry, for whatever reason, cannot exercise a public ministry: Bishop William Crean.

2015.08.22.

Special prayers to be said in Cloyne for refugees

“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.

2015.08.09.

Berkeley tragedy showed positive face of priesthood

Tragic event and its aftermath saw many priests willing to minister to the families “at a time of desolation for them”: Bishop Crean.

2015.07.06.

Community gathers in support of Buckley family

“We have all been deeply touched by the unconditional love expressed by John and Marian for their daughter Karen” - Bishop Crean.

2015.04.16.

Rome rejects dismissal appeal by ex priest over abuse

Vatican upholds decision of Irish canonical court to dismiss ex Cloyne priest from clerical ministry over child sexual abuse.

2015.01.08.

Bishops regret suspension of UN food scheme

Chair of Trócaire, Bishop William Crean, expresses “grave concern” for the 1.7 million Syrian refugees dependent on World Food Programme voucher scheme.

2014.12.07.
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