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Remembering the Holocaust is more imperative than ever, says President Higgins

“As we remember, let us also ensure that we do not become passive observers of discrimination or inequality in our society but remain vigilant to the emergence of racism and hate speech.”

2019.01.28.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton pays tribute to Bishop Farrell

“He takes a huge interest in people and their lives, particularly when they face difficult times, such as bereavement.”

2018.03.13.

“We need unequivocally to reject a culture of violence”

Address criminal drug gangs, moneylenders, violence in the home, against children, sexual violence and violence against people because of their sexuality, as well as hate-talk about immigrants, exhorts Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.10.03.

Honour St Patrick by welcoming migrants and feeding the hungry, says bishops’ message

The plight of Patrick, himself a migrant, has been faced by many Irish people who have struggled to live and integrate into new cultures.

2017.03.10.

‘No reports of racism against Polish immigrants in Ireland’

The Chairman of the Polish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants, Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, came to Dublin to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the dedication of St Audoen’s Church - home now to the Polish chaplaincy.

2016.09.23.

Crosscare survey highlights role of GAA in lives of emigrants

The social aspects of the GAA club are of “particular benefit to recent Irish emigrants, contributing to a sense of belonging and promoting well-being when far away from friends and family”.

2016.08.24.

Polish bishops admit “great fears exist” towards immigrants

The phenomenon of immigration is “new, different, and strange to the average Polish person”.

2016.07.26.

More migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea: IOM

Some European politicians have said ‘if we save lives we act as an attraction for more people to try to come’ - that is outrageous immorality: Peter Sutherland.

2016.04.20.

Archbishop pays visit to school on its “uppers”

Falling enrolments linked to spiralling accommodation costs in the private rental sector.

2016.01.23.

Rediscover true meaning of ‘Chancing your arm’

'We need to let those who are new citizens to this bickering Ireland look critically at us and help us to become a rather different Ireland': Archbishop Jackson.

2016.01.05.

Pope Francis makes historic address to US Congress

"The Golden Rule also reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development.”

2015.09.25.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Dolan thanked for calling for fair immigration reform

“We still have a large amount of undocumented Irish immigrants in New York," US cardinal explains.

2015.08.16.

Pope lashes inequality of ‘throw-away economy’

Visiting Turin, Pontiff calls for a ‘No’ to an economy of waste which excludes persons who do not produce, ‘No’ to corruption and 'No' to the idolatry of money.

2015.06.22.

Pope to honour Shroud and Don Bosco in Turin

Salesians all over the world are celebrating the bicentenary of St John Bosco (1815-1888) in August.

2015.06.02.

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.

Pope lashes out at the “stink of a corrupt society”

Workplace exploitation, the unemployed's loss of dignity and the need for good politics highlighted by Pontiff in Naples address.

2015.03.22.

Stop using trafficking victims as ‘human shields’

Government challenged by two senators to reform its handling of asylum applications.

2014.09.18.

US bishops highlight suffering of immigrants

Cardinal O’Malley among bishops who celebrated Mass at Mexican border on Tuesday.

2014.04.02.

Bishops host major conference on migration

Archbishop welcomes forum in which to "calmly and rationally" look at all dimensions of migration.

2014.02.20.
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