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“War never again!” is Pope’s call in Sarajevo

There are those who wish to incite and foment an atmosphere of war deliberately for the purpose of selling arms Pontiff warns.

2015.06.07.

UN chief to travel to Tipperary to accept award

“We are honouring Mr Ban for his leadership in mobilising the international community to address climate change, forge a new development agenda.”

2015.05.17.

Nominations invited for Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The 2015 recipient will be announced in late August and presented with the award on Saturday 31 October during the 8th Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Week.

2015.05.03.

Syrian bishop appeals to US over aid to extremists

The conflict in Syria could come to an end much more quickly if the US would pressure its allies to stop aiding extremist groups: Archbishop Jean-Clement Jeanbart of Aleppo.

2015.05.01.

Hopes fading for kidnapped Syrian prelates

Hope of their release remains, although the passing of every week and month “makes this more difficult” Nuncio in Syria states.

2015.04.21.

Bishop Daly says 3,000 jobs would lift Derry

Unemployment is still one of Derry’s “big problems” along with the legacy of the conflict.

2015.04.16.

Pope prays for Syria and Kenya in Urbi et Orbi

"May the international community not stand by before the immense humanitarian tragedy unfolding in these countries."

2015.04.06.

Call for diplomatic efforts on Syria to be redoubled

Some 11.4 million people forced from their homes by the conflict which has resulted in more than 220,000 deaths.

2015.03.23.

Tackle myth that religions lead to global conflicts

Bishop of Limerick tells Three Faiths Forum that religion has "a very valuable role to play in the transformation of conflict".

2015.03.19.

Bishops express solidarity with suffering Syrians

Since 15 March 2011, 210,000 people have been killed in the war in Syria, one million injured, and more than 4 million people have fled the country.

2015.03.15.

Pope releases World Communications message

Archbishop Eamon Martin, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Communications, welcomes this year’s message from Pope Francis.

2015.01.25.

Cathedral hosts WWI ‘Hidden Pages’ seminar

St Patrick’s Cathedral seminar will explore previously unknown archival sources on soldiers and civilians.

2015.01.25.

Gaza conditions are “an assault on human dignity”

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly and Bishop Ray Browne appeal to Irish people to hear and respond to the cries of the people of Gaza.

2015.01.22.

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.

President to attend Mass in solidarity with France

Religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and French community to attend Mass in Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.01.13.

Archbishop pays tribute to Dublin’s Lord Mayor

"We owe a debt of gratitude to the Lord Mayor and his staff and to the many organisations working in this area of homelessness for what they have achieved in a short time."

2014.12.26.

“While the war is over, the conflict is alive and well”

Bishop of Derry addresses the annual memorial service for those who died and were injured in the 1982 explosion at the Droppin’ Well disco in Ballykelly.

2014.12.10.

Govt urged to send diplomatic mission to Syria

President of Caritas Syria, Bishop Antoine Audo SJ, describes conditions in Aleppo, ravaged by four years of conflict.

2014.11.30.

Appeal for funds to support Gaza hospital

Families urged to donate the cost of a meal for an imaginary Gazan guest in a bid to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital.

2014.11.26.

Bishops and Trócaire take a stance on climate justice

'The Cry of the Earth' pastoral reflection reissued to highlight why and how care of the natural environment is rooted in the Christian faith.

2014.10.05.

Pope prays in solidarity with suffering Ukrainians

Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church warns of religious discrimination in annexed Crimea and the eastern war zone.

2014.08.25.

UK church leaders plea for peace in Gaza

“As this conflict shows, violence breeds violence" - Cardinal Nichols.

2014.08.01.

British bishops call for peace in Gaza

Concern over attacks by Israeli military on Gaza's civilian population and firing of rockets by militants from Gaza on Israeli civilians.

2014.07.14.

Prayers for peace in Iraq and Ukraine today

Bishop McAreavey of Dromore asks for prayers to be included at Masses.

2014.06.15.

Trócaire shortlisted for human rights film awards

Food Not Fuel relates the struggles of the indigenous Mayans in Guatemala.

2014.06.09.

President attends service to mark Battle of Clontarf

Millennial anniversary of landmark battle on 23 April 1014.

2014.04.24.

Pope calls for an end to war and conflict

Pontiff asks for prayers for an end to injustice towards the hungry and the vulnerable.

2014.04.21.

Jesuit missionary shot dead in Homs

Fr Frans van der Lugt stayed with Christians unable to flee conflict.

2014.04.08.

Christians in Syria systematically targeted: Lord Alton

British government questioned as to what it is doing to stop the flow of weapons into Syria.

2014.03.01.

Pope Francis decries scandal of war’s many victims

Faithful urged to overcome indifference towards the innumerable victims of war.

2014.02.26.
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