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Pray especially for Peace this Sunday

Pope Francis invites us all to ask ourselves 'What can I do for peace?'


GOAL aid worker receives Presidential Award

“Now more than ever, the compassion, empathy and generosity of spirit, so characteristic of our people in our best moments, are displayed by our awardees here today” President Michael D Higgins


Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.


Irish missionaries continue to be relevant

"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”


Laity’s role in evangelisation needs to be recognised

Head of Pontifical Council for New Evangelisation sees hope for Irish Church in "great participation" of laity in Church.


Doubt over police explanation for nuns’ murder

Xaverian suggests Burundian police found suspect too quickly as “an excuse to divert the investigation”.


Three elderly Italian nuns killed in Burundi

Pope Francis has sent telegram expressing his sorrow at the murders and spiritual closeness to the victims' community, families and Bujumbura archdiocese.


Policies needed that ensure access to health and education

Cardinal Brady discusses fraternity and the impasse in NI talks in New Year's homily.


Nun who helps LRA’s victims honoured by UN

Victims of DRC conflict seek Sr Angelique's help to recover from trauma and damage.

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