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Resumption of church, funeral and wedding services begins in Belfast

"There is no doubt that the greatest cross has been carried by those who have lost loved ones, as they have been unable to observe the rites and rituals associated with mourning," says Bishop Noel Treanor.


Belfast bishop warns of eleventh-hour Westminster threat to right to life

“These are touchstone issues which deserve the most anxious and intense consideration by legislators and citizens.”


Day of wonder in Letterkenny as Raphoe gets new bishop

We stand for universal truths and values that are drawn from our personal encounter with the joy of God’s love.


Delight as Poor Clares and Adoration Sisters receive new members

“An environment of survival withers the hearts of our elderly, taking away their ability to dream. In this way, it cripples the prophecy that our young are called to proclaim and work to achieve” – Pope Francis.


“Uncertainty reigns in Ireland” over Brexit, European bishops told

Bishop Noel Treanor addresses autumn plenary assembly of the 27 bishops’ conferences of COMECE in Brussels on the possible impact of the UK’s decision to leave the EU.


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.


Tributes paid as Bishop Anthony Farquhar retires

Tributes to ecumenical and educational expertise of auxiliary bishop of Down and Connor, the longest-serving bishop in the country.


Irish priests invested at Bobbio’s co-cathedral

Ceremony of investiture of the two Irish priests as canons highlights the religious heritage shared by the people of both Down and Connor and Piacenza-Bobbio.


NI school remembers nuns killed in car crash

Commemoration Mass held at Mercy Primary School in Belfast and special memorial garden opened at the nuns’ former home.


Bishop salutes St Columbanus at catacombs

Children and young people need to be introduced to this towering figure of Christian heritage of Ireland and Europe.


Two priests ordained in Raphoe and Down & Connor

Fr Dominic McGrattan ordained by Bishop Treanor in Portaferry and Fr Stephen Gorman ordained by Bishop Boyce in Letterkenny.


Bishop prays that Haass talks will energise political realm

Concern over "recent violent threats to public safety and security on our streets."


Positive review of child safeguarding in Down and Connor

Report finds culture of safeguarding spreading across all aspects of diocese.


The Priests lend their support to ‘Living Church’ Congress

Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor addresses reconciliation in the context of NI.


Bishop Treanor launches pastoral plan for Down and Connor

Parishes to activate culture of volunteering.


The Priests to headline diocesan congress concert

Down and Connor to launch diocesan pastoral plan.


Claims bishop rebuffed invitation from Orange Order denied

Spokesman for Down & Connor says no “private invitation” was received by Bishop.


Bishop McKeown selected as bishop catechist for WYD

Over 250 bishops will provide catechetical sessions for WYD pilgrims.

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