"The closure represents a diminution of the religious pluralism in Cork at a very time when ... greater religious diversity than ever before is a mark of our nation."
Archbishop Richard Clarke, who attended the Canterbury meeting, said people need to read the statement “very carefully rather than the headlines that have been put on it”.
One of the aims of the visit is to learn more about the impact of the Syrian crisis throughout the region and to discuss how schools and churches can link up.
'We need to let those who are new citizens to this bickering Ireland look critically at us and help us to become a rather different Ireland': Archbishop Jackson.
Bishop of Ossory says it is hard to wish a 'happy Christmas' knowing it will not be a happy Christmas for the sick, the unemployed, the bereaved, the troubled.
As the country prepares to welcome refugees, we are "challenged to engage with the poverty, homelessness sub-standard accommodation that many are living in".
Church of Ireland archbishop describes Jesuit priest as "a sign of ecumenical respectfulness and a form of spiritual reconciliation in a post-Troubles Ireland".
An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.
Interest in sacred music continues to grow. Summer schools planned for July in St Patrick's College Maynooth and in August for Cistercian College Roscrea.
Christ Church Cathedral exhibition explains the significance of Magna Carta from 1215 to the present day and the importance of its special Libre Niger copy.
Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.