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Irish nun honoured with prestigious courage award

“With every contract signed, every meal provided and every diploma granted, Sr Orla Treacy advances the status of women and the cause of peace in South Sudan.”

2019.03.09.

Archbishop O’Reilly leads celebrations to mark Columbans’ centenary

The Columbans have left “an amazing legacy” and have made “an amazing investment in people” - Dr Mary McAleese.

2018.07.01.

Nine ordained to priesthood by Archbishops of Armagh and Tuam

“Now we are blessed that the Church in Nigeria is generously sending her missionaries back to us. It is a wonderful exchange ... and the reality of today is that in many ways Ireland is ripe for mission and new evangelisation.”

2018.06.26.

Review calls for Government to increase overseas aid

Report acknowledges the work of many organisations and bodies, including Irish missionaries, in promoting poverty eradication, justice and prosperity, defending human rights, and working in partnership and solidarity

2018.03.01.

Papal Nuncio’s crest inspired by Irish missionary bishop

A special liturgical reception was hosted at St Mary’s Pro Cathedral in Dublin to formally welcome 60-year-old Nigerian, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, the first African priest to hold the Church’s most senior diplomatic role in the State.

2017.11.14.

Miles for Mission walk in Phoenix Park

The Archbishop highlighted the importance of events like Miles for Mission in raising awareness of overseas mission.

2017.10.19.

Mission Month highlights work of Irish missionaries

Sr Teresa McKeon of the St Joseph of Cluny congregation has been honoured by the President of Sierra Leone for her “dedicated and meritorious service to the state in the field of education and the development of women”.

2017.10.06.

New book launched today on the legacy of Irish missionaries

“The missionary movement is firmly enshrined as a key part of our national heritage,” former president of Ireland, Mary Robinson, writes in the Foreword of ‘The Legacy of Irish Missionaries Lives On’.

2016.10.19.

Minister visits Irish Aid projects in Uganda

Praises Irish missionaries, "who created strong bonds" between peoples of Ireland and Uganda.

2016.07.13.

New entity will replace IMU and CORI this month

Formation of the Association of Missionaries and Religious of Ireland (AMRI) in mid June as IMU and CORI bow out.

2016.06.02.

Irish Ambassador pays tribute to Irish missionaries

In the tradition of Mgr Hugh O'Flaherty they are “not walking away from conflict, but stepping towards it, to help the most vulnerable, at the time of their greatest need.”

2016.05.14.

Mgr Hugh O’Flaherty memorial unveiled in Vatican

There are people who “do not grow accustomed to evil. Who defeat it with good” - Ambassador said of Irish priest who saved 6,500 Jews and Allied POWs.

2016.05.09.

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.

New film celebrates life of Irish missionary nun

“What was it about the life she had lived that made her into the person she was at 100 years of age - so vital and energetic and joyful and generous.”

2016.03.04.

Church in the Philippines is “a carrier of hope”

Ahead of IEC2016, Bishop Kevin Doran pays tribute to Filipino faithful “who are not afraid to acknowledge themselves as Christian".

2016.01.13.

Mission DVD to be seen in parishes and schools

“It was an amazing experience and I met so many remarkable Irish missionaries doing incredible work" - former RTE journalist Charlie Bird.

2015.10.07.

President pays tribute to missionaries’ selfless work

Last year, 356 missionary projects were approved for funding by Misean Cara, which is financed by up to €14 million from Irish Aid.

2015.05.28.

Cork & Ross marks Peru mission’s 50th anniversary

The Irish priests became known locally as Los Padrecitos - the Little Fathers - as they helped turn a desert slum into a thriving urban centre.

2015.05.15.

Ambassador pays tribute to missionaries’ legacy

“In Nigeria, everybody knows Ireland. This is, in no small way, due to the sacrifice and dedication of our missionaries.”

2015.04.30.

Trócaire mustn’t become secularised in its ethos

Motivation must be the spread of the Kingdom of God through the building up of human solidarity and a more just world: Bishop McKeown

2014.11.15.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

President pays tribute to Mercy charism

"It is widely recognised that Irish missionaries led the way for much of what the Irish Government, through Irish Aid, is now doing in the area of development assistance."

2014.09.26.

Missionaries promote faith-based values

Misean Cara managed €16 million in funding from Irish Aid for development projects.

2014.08.19.

Cardinal questions if global warming caused taiphoon

Special Mass for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and the war in Syria.

2013.11.18.

Archbishop pays tribute to Trócaire at anniversary Mass

A Catholic agency can never renounce its Catholic identity, Archbishop Martin warns.

2013.11.14.
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