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Human rights workers in Brazil now at risk following election of new president

“The election of a person with extremist opinions on a range of issues – from women to minorities to the environment – will further destabilise Latin America, as what happens in Brazil affects the entire region.”

2018.11.05.

International President visits SVP Ireland

Kieran Stafford said it was a sign of Ireland’s standing that the International President of an organisation with members in about 140 countries visited here so early in his 6-year term of office.

2018.08.08.

The Irish Church can learn much from Brazil

Very rarely in Ireland today would one see such a youthful and enthusiastic faith as you show, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin tells Dublin's Brazilian community.

2017.10.16.

Don’t forget Brazil’s indigenous people: CAFOD

“The Rio Olympic Games are a huge missed opportunity to improve the lives of the poorest in Rio. They are also a missed opportunity to invest in the protection of human rights across the country.”

2016.08.10.

First-ever refugee Olympic Team arrives in Rio

“We are running for all refugees” - Paulo Lokoro who is a 24-year-old 800-metre runner.

2016.08.02.

Ruhama calls for law to combat trafficking & prostitution

301 women were assisted by the NGO according to the 2015 Annual Report including 94 victims of sex trafficking, an increase of six over the previous year (88 in 2014).

2016.06.28.

Tipperary remembers walk-loving missionary priest

Parishioners of Moycarkey-Borris parish pay tribute to Fr Paudie Moloughney SPS with an 8km 'The Circle of Life Walk'.

2016.06.27.

Eight Spiritans celebrate 60 years of priesthood

Fr Enzo Agnoli moved from Italy to Ireland with his family and both he and his late brother Savino became Spiritan priests for the Irish province.

2016.06.15.

Genocide survivor is Global Citizen of the Year

Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.

2016.05.07.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2016 recipient will be announced in late August and the award will be presented on 5 November during the 9th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2016.04.10.

Actor Jeremy Irons backs Church on abortion

“In a way, thank God the Catholic church does say we won’t allow it, because otherwise nobody’s saying that it’s a sin.”

2016.04.02.

New film to raise awareness of Sr Dorothy Stang

“We wanted to demonstrate an authentic witness to the commitment to 'integral ecology' advocated by Pope Francis."

2016.02.25.

Kerry-born priest receives Mgr O’Flaherty award

85 year old Redemptorist missionary from Fossa has been tirelessly serving the people of northeast Brazil for over 55 years.

2015.11.07.

Kerry missionary wins Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

Redemptorist Fr Seán Myers serves a community in a Brazilian parish which is over half the size of Ireland.

2015.08.24.

Inadequate support in Ireland for trafficked persons

No convictions specifically against sex or labour traffickers in 2014 international report shows.

2015.07.29.

Pope praises women of Paraguay at Caacupe

In his homily at the shrine of the Virgin of Caacupe, the Pope linked his admiration of Paraguayan women with his devotion to Our Lady.

2015.07.12.

CDF to deliver verdict on Medjugorje after the summer

Prominent Vatican watchers in the Italian media are reporting that a papal commission has found no evidence of supernatural activity at Medjugorje.

2015.06.26.

Church leaders to take part in joint RTE broadcast

Religious service will mark the commencement of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.

2015.01.16.

Rock band lends its backing to coffee from Haiti

Irishman Conor Murphy, who works with speciality coffee roasters La Colombe Torrefaction, convinces Arcade Fire to support charity coffee called RaRa.

2014.12.27.

Liberalising prostitution isn’t the solution

Speaking at the launch of Ruhama's annual report, Senator Bacik says criminalising the purchaser has resulted in a reduction in prostitution and trafficking in Sweden.

2014.11.06.

Irish theologians take part in Brazil congress

Theologians discuss the power of theology to overcome abuses in Church and society.

2014.07.22.

Call for ‘fair play’ for poor as World Cup kicks off

Catholic Church hands Brazilian government “Ten Rules for fair play and justice for all".

2014.06.11.

Radio documentary focuses on Irish missionary

Clare-born priest mobilised 300,000 people for peace in world's most violent favela.

2014.04.16.

Pope challenges faithful in Palm Sunday homily

Over 100,000 pilgrims attend Mass in St Peter’s Square and ponder the question 'Who am I?'

2014.04.14.

Pope extends “deep gratitude” to Brazilian people

Large turnout of young people at Sunday Angelus prompts Pontiff to discuss meaning of World Youth Day.

2013.08.05.

Legalising drug use will not help addicts Pope warns

Pontiff denounces "dealers of death" who profit from drug-addicted

2013.07.26.

Young Irish pilgrims arrive in Rio today for WYD

273 liturgical events planned as part of the largest faith festival in the world.

2013.07.21.

Bishop among Irish pilgrims headed for WYD Rio2013

Bishop says World Youth Day will provide young with an opportunity to see the the work of Irish missionaries.

2013.07.16.
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