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Archbishops in show of unity ahead of St Patrick Day

Archbishops Jackson and Martin to visit the new DIT Campus in Grangegorman for a religious service and the blessing of the shamrock.

2016.03.15.

Christ Church Cathedral will open on Easter Sunday

CofI Archbishop of Dublin and senior clergy “very happy” with the outcome of negotiations over Easter ceremonies in Dublin's cathedrals.

2016.03.04.

Information meetings on shared education in NI

Jointly Managed Schools a new model agreed by the main Churches and the Northern Ireland Department of Education.

2016.02.28.

CofI Primate warns against abuse of memory

With 4,000 events scheduled for 2016 to commemorate the Rising, the “danger is that a future focus will be lost in the minutiae of ‘Risingology’."

2016.02.26.

Govt moves to allay Churches over parade lockout

“We are happy to consult with the organisers of the commemoration on this matter” Church of Ireland Primate says in new statement.

2016.02.17.

First ecumenical Ash Wednesday service at DCU

The imposition of ashes on our foreheads was living out the life of baptism in the public space and the public square - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2016.02.13.

CofI bishop regrets closure of Cork city synagogue

"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."

2016.02.08.

Charities to receive Black Santa sit out proceeds

€41,400, the largest amount in the Dublin appeal’s 15 year history, collected in the days running up to Christmas.

2016.02.07.

Cleric & WWII veteran awarded Légion d’Honneur

91-year-old Canon Robert William Marsden "put his life at risk like tens of thousands of other Irish” French Ambassador said.

2016.01.30.

CofI Primate defends decision on US Church

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”.

2016.01.18.

CofI delegation forge links with Jerusalem diocese

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.

2016.01.11.

Rediscover true meaning of ‘Chancing your arm’

'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.

2016.01.05.

Sometimes it’s difficult to say “Happy Christmas”

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.

2015.12.24.

Holy Family were refugees Cork bishops highlight

As the country prepares to welcome refugees, we are "challenged to engage with the poverty, homelessness sub-standard accommodation that many are living in".

2015.12.21.

Inter–Church ‘Walk of Light’ takes place on Sunday

10th annual ecumenical journey organised by the Dublin Council of Churches combines liturgy and pilgrimage.

2015.11.20.

CofI marks 25 years since first female ordination

Bishop notes "serious decline in vocations to the ministry" in those Churches that do not ordain women.

2015.10.21.

Portora Royal School toasts Venerable John Sullivan

Church of Ireland archbishop describes Jesuit priest as "a sign of ecumenical respectfulness and a form of spiritual reconciliation in a post-Troubles Ireland".

2015.10.20.

CofI archbishop concerned over plight of refugees

“The common good seems to have gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar over the last half-decade" Archbishop Jackson warns.

2015.10.14.

Archbishop’s tribute to Pope’s ability to think anew

Launching a book by Rev Gordon Linney, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin pays tribute to the Pontiff’s ability to “say things in a different way”.

2015.10.02.

CofI neighbours mind cars while Catholics at Mass

Spate of car break-ins unites religious communities in Co Fermanagh town in gesture of security and solidarity.

2015.09.27.

NI instability erasing hope from lives: Church leaders

An “unacceptable level of child poverty” is affecting over 100,000 children, roughly 6% of Northern Ireland’s population and “constitutes a real crisis”.

2015.09.22.

Bishop Doran seeks Dáil recall over refugee crisis

Parish communities asked to consider whether there are vacant properties - houses, granny-flats or spare-rooms which might accommodate refugees.

2015.09.07.

Primate meets with pro-gay faith groups

Archbishop of Armagh hears that a lack of affirmation of gay persons by the Churches has contributed to the raised rate of suicide, particularly among gay men.

2015.07.29.

Valentia Island to be left without resident priest

Decline in vocations makes itself felt in the Diocese of Kerry as retiring parish priest will not be replaced.

2015.07.13.

CofI service honours life of Fr John Sullivan SJ

"Managerialism has wreaked havoc on the dynamic of faith ... and potentiality in the church, as also has neo-orthodoxy" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2015.06.15.

Church Music summer school becomes ecumenical 

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.

2015.06.14.

New interactive exhibition on Magna Carta opens

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.

2015.06.06.

Call for solidarity with persecuted Christians

Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2015.05.31.

Church leaders respond to referendum outcome

No vote was "a principled vote. People, I hope, will respect that” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2015.05.24.

Ecumenical Bible Week begins on Pentecost Sunday

The focus is on the Bible but looked at from different perspectives using the lens of film, music, ethics and law.

2015.05.23.
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