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A very green St Patrick’s Day message from President Higgins for 2019

“On this special day let us renew our commitment to equality, social justice and care for all our vulnerable people, so many of whom continue to struggle for the very necessities of life.”

2019.03.16.

Social media and finances cause difficulty in marriages – Accord

“The love of a married couple is a very special kind of love, a love that is life-giving, permanent and exclusive” – Bishop Denis Nulty.

2019.02.13.

TV and internet viewing of Papal Mass attracts global audience

The complete Papal Mass programme reached an audience that beat the All-Ireland Hurling Final viewership, with 1.1 million viewers tuning in at some point during the Papal Mass broadcast.

2018.08.30.

“The sense of joy and exuberance at Festival of Families was unbelievable”

Bishop Leo O'Reilly of Kilmore responds to the papal visit and says he hopes that the Pope will introduce the necessary structures of accountability to ensure that child safeguarding will be an integral part of church life.

2018.08.29.

Pope recognises Good Friday Agreement’s role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland

“We can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement, while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle.”

2018.08.26.

Andrea Bocelli to headline Festival of Families at Croke Park

“Singing before Pope Francis is a privilege for our soul; it is an honour for what the Supreme Pontiff represents in the world.”

2018.08.05.

Star-spangled line-up for Festival of Families

Nathan Carter, Daniel O’Donnell, Riverdance, The Priests, Celine Byrne and Dana Masters among celebrities to sing before the Pope at WMOF.

2018.07.20.

Veritas and Dealz unveil papal souvenirs

Discount retailer says of ‘Lolli-Pope’ – “The product range is a bit of fun and Dealz is confident that people will find the fun in the product.”

2018.07.17.

WMOF2018 has already exceeded all records – Bishop Nulty

In his homily for Sunday's televised Aifreann na Clainne, the Bishop of Kildare & Leighlin warned that "The pursuit of the material is miles away from gospel values.”

2018.07.16.

Pope’s Mass in Phoenix Park booked out

Half a million free tickets for closing Mass of WMOF2018 snapped up in less than two weeks.

2018.07.10.

Hundreds of thousands already booked to see Pope Francis

Knock Shrine event, Croke Park Festival of Families and RDS Congress booked out. 285,000 already signed up for WMOF2018 closing Mass in Phoenix Park.

2018.06.26.

Tickets for Papal events available on Monday

Pope Francis to visit Knock and the Phoenix Park in Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

2018.06.23.

WMoF2018 milestone as 2,500th volunteer registers

Secretary General of WMOF2018, Fr Timothy Bartlett, delighted at having reached milestone in volunteering numbers, but thousands more volunteers needed.

2018.05.02.

Bishop notes people’s value and appreciation of their priests

“As a diocese, as a faith family, we have so much this Chrism Night to give thanks for; our priests and the witness they give, sometimes at a cost to their own health and mental well-being” - Bishop Denis Nulty.

2018.03.27.

Papal visit likely to culminate in Phoenix Park Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reveals likely cost of Pope Francis’ visit in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families will be over €20m.

2017.12.19.

Reek Sunday is “very much a family occasion” – Bishop Monahan

Special focus on the family in preparation for World Meeting of Families 2018 as pilgrims invited to wear a special sticker as a symbol of bringing families with them in prayer as they made their ascent to the summit.

2017.08.01.

Conference asks if trust in Irish charities has been restored

David Hall, who stood in as interim CEO of Console as the financial and governance crisis unfolded, told the conference: “Console was the exception.” He said that the majority of charity and voluntary workers do their business without controversy.

2017.07.06.

Basic income is not a utopian dream

“Ireland in 2016 has the resources to implement a basic income system,” says Fr Seán Healy.

2016.11.21.

Genocide survivor is Global Citizen of the Year

Tributes to winner Colette Nkunda of Misean Cara for her contribution to development and sustainability.

2016.05.07.

IEC2012 covered costs and made a surplus bishop confirms

International Eucharistic Congress cost a total of €9.5m and made a surplus of €38,057.

2013.09.11.

Professionalism and significance of IEC2012 recognised

IEC2012 scoops four Event Industry Awards

2013.07.10.
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