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Trócaire water projects help sustain life in war-torn Yemen

Millions of Yemeni people can’t afford food, water, medicines and other basic essentials, and are now reliant on the support of international organisations like Trócaire.

2019.04.13.

Trócaire CEO thanks Irish people for help building peace in Rwanda

“In the land of a thousand hills, many who killed their neighbours in Rwanda’s genocide 25 years ago now live side by side with relatives of the dead.”

2019.04.08.

Five years of war in Sudan has brought “shame and pain” says Primate

President of the Sudanese Catholic Bishops’ Conference is cautiously optimistic over peace agreement but appeals for prayers and support for “salvation of South Sudan”.

2018.12.30.

MSC and Loreto collaborate in South Sudan

One of the world’s poorest countries before the conflict erupted in 2013, South Sudan is now facing violence, illness and extreme poverty, which are destroying the lives of millions.

2017.08.15.

Pioneering advocate for children with special needs honoured

Irish missionary, Sr Mary Sweeney, established St Joseph’s School for the Hearing Impaired in Sierra Leone and has given education, skills training and life opportunities to children with a disability in a developing country.

2016.12.14.

Irish missionary to receive Presidential Distinguished Service Award

Sr Mary Sweeney, a Sister of St Joseph of Cluny and a native of Dungloe in Co Donegal, named for her role in coordinating a response to the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone.

2016.09.19.

President Higgins recalls sectarian attacks of civil war era

IRA killed 13 protestants in a series of attacks around the towns of Bandon, Clonakilty and Dunmanway in Co Cork in April 1922.

2016.08.24.

Irish missionary nun awarded honorary fellowship

The award was made to Sr Hilary, a member of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, for her contribution to health services in Sierra Leone over 42 years.

2016.06.26.

Documentary on Irish nun’s mission in South Sudan

Sr Orla Treacy IBVM from Bray is principal of the Loreto Secondary School in Rumbek which has grown from 35 students to 183 since it opened in 2008.

2016.03.13.

Rising is a reminder of the danger of deafness

"What lessons can be learnt ... in order to shape an Ireland that is confidently inclusive, peaceful, just, compassionate and prosperous?"

2016.01.20.

“Suffering of this scale can’t be allowed to continue”

Irish bishops take strong solidarity stance as they call for a generous response to the needs of refugees.

2015.09.08.

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.

President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.

2015.05.25.

Process of healing needs to include truth: Pope

Pontiff calls on Sri Lankans “to accept one another, to respect legitimate diversities, and learn to live as one family.”

2015.01.14.

Vatican ruling moves Romero’s cause forward

Panel of theologians say Archbishop was killed “in hatred of the faith” paving the way for his recognition as a martyr.

2015.01.11.

New guidelines on rent supplement insufficient: SVP

SVP says Social Welfare representatives dealing with rent increases do not have sufficient authority to increase rent supplement.

2014.12.22.

Irish priest reports on Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone

Fr Brian Starken CSSp gives an eyewitness account of everyday life in the Ebola-affected West African country.

2014.11.16.

Archbishop consecrates Syria to Mary

Archbishop pleads with Our Lady to defend Syria and "guard it as your own property; make Jesus reign, conquer and rule in it. Outside of Him there is no salvation."

2014.06.06.

Pope Francis may be preparing to visit Sri Lanka

Declaration of 124 Korean martyrs may pave way for visit there too.

2014.02.09.

President Higgins pays tribute to the witness of Romero

The struggle of El Salvador's poor represented by his murder.

2013.10.27.
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