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Evangelical church congregations growing in Ireland

These evangelical churches report a good ethnic mix and a young age profile, with 46 per cent of members aged under 30, and 75 per cent aged under 50.

2019.02.21.

Historic document lays foundation to spread world peace

Pope Francis and Great Imam of Al-Azhar sign Document on Human Fraternity affirming brotherhood of all men and women and condemning every form of violence, especially those “clothed with religious motivations”.

2019.02.08.

“Family is something that touches every aspect of our daily lives”

Parish community and clergy pay tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin for his inspirational leadership and his role in WMoF2018.

2018.04.10.

When we build walls against vulnerable, we shut out God

A more publicised Week of Prayer for Christian Unity would "do even more good", says Scripture scholar.

2018.01.20.

Majority of young Irish people feel church attendance is optional

The Finding Faith in Ireland research shows that one-third of Christian youth (33%) attended church in the last week and detects decreasing religious practice among young adults as they mature.

2017.10.24.

Three Faiths Forum Cork condemns violence

We believe that it is an imperative that people of faith come together and explore how our various faith traditions can help foster a spirit of openness, dialogue and inclusion within our society.

2017.07.21.

“Christianity is a faith of new life and of liberation”

At the Easter Vigil Mass in St Mary’s Pro Cathedral, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin regrets that many have experienced Christianity as a “faith of prohibitions”.

2017.04.16.

New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.

2016.10.19.

Europe is a continent in crisis warns Pope Francis

“These walls are made of fear and aggression, a failure to understand people of different backgrounds or faith. They are walls of political and economic selfishness, without respect for the life and dignity of every person.”

2016.07.04.

Europe must be attentive to its soul says Bishop Leahy

Against background of Brexit, Together for Europe gathering in Munich is a prophetic sign. "We need to keep the ideals of the founders of the EU alive."

2016.07.01.

Lá le Pádraig is a day of celebration and challenge

We cannot think of Patrick - the captive, the slave in exile, the undocumented, the migrant - without acknowledging the enormous humanitarian challenges facing so many.

2016.03.17.

Build up respect across traditions: Archbishop

CofI Primate appeals to people to do more to respond to the “plight and devastation of those who carry the cross of suffering in the Middle East."

2016.02.23.

Focolare in Syria: our only need is to live in peace

Christians pray that God stirs the "consciences of the leaders of powerful nations to work for the peace Syrians long for".

2016.02.21.

First Catholic service at Hampton Court in 450 years

Saying that the service was a “celebration of a common agenda”, Bishop Chartres concluded, “Welcome home Cardinal.”

2016.02.11.

Cardinal Ravasi tweets tribute to David Bowie

“Ground Control to Major Tom/Commencing countdown, engines on/ Check ignition/and may God's love be with you.”

2016.01.12.

The Holy Family were refugees in Egypt: Bishop

“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”

2015.09.13.

IS destroys 5th century catholic monastery in Syria

Militants send message of “violence and intolerance” by destroying symbol of Christianity and encouraging Syria's Christians to flee their homeland: Bishop Audo.

2015.08.23.

ISIS slay up to 30 Ethiopian Christians

New footage also includes the destruction of a number of churches, altars and works of religious art at unspecified locations.

2015.04.20.

Jesuit honours Archbishop Romero’s witness

"Romero saw the struggle for justice in his country as a struggle against forces that were not simply political and economic, but demonic."

2015.02.16.

New bishop draws inspiration from Donal Walsh

“On my own I won’t get very far, but together, people and religious and with my brother priests and Bishop Willie, we will do great things for God” - Fr Cullinan.

2015.02.03.

Women were the founders of Christianity: historian

Following St Paul's admonishment in 55AD, ‘Let the women be silent in the churches’, the equality between women and men in the early church began to change.

2014.09.24.

Sudanese Christian threatened with death sentence

Pregnant mother refuses to renounce faith despite ultimatum.

2014.05.17.

Saudi Arabia may be ready to permit first Christian church

Coptic Orthodox church may be first church since the arrival of Islam.

2014.02.24.

Faith leaders call for peace and reconciliation in Pakistan

Dialogue aimed at helping faiths to draw closer and eliminate fear and suspicion.

2014.01.03.

Loyola Institute explores role of theology in the university

Head of German Research Council discusses challenges and contributions of theology.

2013.10.25.

Famous Catholic apologist to address Dublin conference

Two-day seminar led by Jesuit to discuss science, Dark Energy and God.

2013.09.28.

Pope Warns Against Spiritual Harassment and Theological Brainwashing

"The fundamental challenge is not a technological one ... but of bringing people to Christ."

2013.09.24.
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