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Trócaire condemns Israeli policy of destroying Palestinian homes

“Demolitions in Sur Baher serve only to undermine the human rights of Palestinians and jeopardise hopes for long-term peace and a two-state solution.”

2019.07.27.

Rome and Rabat unite in effort to preserve freedom of worship in Jerusalem

Pope Francis and King Mohammed VI of Morocco called for the special character of Jerusalem to be recognised, and for “full freedom of access to the faithful and the right of each to exercise their own worship”.

2019.03.31.

Missionary sister wins Trócaire’s inaugural Romero International Award

Sr Bridget Tighe offers care and support to Palestinian communities in Jordan, Gaza and Jerusalem.

2018.08.20.

New documentary on Pope Francis opens in cinemas today

Over two years, Wim Wenders interviewed the Pontiff for the documentary and he was given editorial independence by the Vatican.

2018.08.10.

Rooney Mara and Joaquin Phoenix star in new Mary Magdalene film

“Mary Magdalene had been marginalised for centuries and we wanted to restore her to her rightful place at the centre of the Jesus story, as a key apostle.”

2018.03.06.

Irish bishop on international delegation to Holy Land

“Our first purpose is to give support and encouragement to the increasingly small Catholic community in the Holy Land,” says Bishop Donal McKeown.

2018.01.13.

Cardinal Nichols letter of support to the churches in Jerusalem

The Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster, and President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales has sent the following letter of support to the local churches in Jerusalem.

2017.12.20.

Pope prays for Jerusalem and still hopes for a just solution

Only a negotiated solution between Israelis and Palestinians can lead to a stable and lasting peace and guarantee the peaceful coexistence of two states within internationally recognised borders

2017.12.11.

Bishops call for Justice and Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis

A century ago the British government declared it would facilitiate the creation of a national home for the Jewish people, but that 'nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine'.

2017.11.04.

Pope pleads for end to Temple Mount violence in Jerusalem

I feel the need to express a heartfelt appeal for moderation and dialogue, says Pope Francis.

2017.07.24.

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.

Set out now and love: Pope Francis

Magi personify those whose hearts have not become anesthetised.

2017.01.07.

Many Christians in Middle East “feel abandoned” Archbishop of Jerusalem warns

Representatives of the three Abrahamic Faiths in Ireland sign Joint Declaration on Holy Land and present it to Archbishop Suheil Dawani in Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

2016.12.13.

Irish nun among Gazan Catholics greeted by Cardinal Nichols

President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales praises “witness and strength” of small Catholic community of 170 people out of a total population of 1.8 million.

2016.11.09.

Christ’s tomb revealed by restoration works

The excavation is taking place inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the most holy place in all of Christianity.

2016.10.30.

‘Conflict and injustice have taken a toll on Jerusalem’

“No individual, family, community or nation is exempt from the duty to live in justice and to work for peace” Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Bishop William Hanna Shomali of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

2016.09.16.

Primate leads solidarity pilgrimage with Holy Land’s Christians

“Many of the Christians in the Holy Land feel isolated, alone and discouraged. They are fearful of being neglected or even forgotten."

2016.09.10.

New film ‘Risen’ touted as biblical CSI

Epic story of the Resurrection told through the eyes of an unbelieving Roman solider, Calvius, played by British star, Joseph Fiennes.

2016.02.21.

New Knock mosaic to be unveiled next month

Team of mosaic-makers from Italy are in Knock to assemble Irish artist PJ Lynch's depiction of the 1879 apparition.

2016.01.17.

CofI archbishop concerned over plight of refugees

“The common good seems to have gone off our national and ecclesiastical radar over the last half-decade" Archbishop Jackson warns.

2015.10.14.

Martin & Nichols lend support to Holy Land Christians

Widespread dismay at continuing construction of Cremisan Valley wall which will separate 58 Christian families from their lands and livelihood.

2015.09.17.

Row over crucifix in Limerick council chamber

Councillors differ over outgoing Mayor's move to hang crucifix, which he personally paid for, in Limerick County Council chamber.

2015.07.06.

Call for solidarity with persecuted Christians

Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.

2015.05.31.

Passion play makes its return to Ballylinan

Cast of up to 130 people to act out the Passion while over 100 people are involved in preparing sets, costumes and various production tasks.

2015.03.20.

Appeal for funds to support Gaza hospital

Families urged to donate the cost of a meal for an imaginary Gazan guest in a bid to raise €150,000 for the Al Ahli Hospital.

2014.11.26.

CofI dioceses seek €150,000 for Gaza hospital

Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Michael Jackson, to launch Advent Appeal for Al Ahli Hospital on Tuesday.

2014.11.21.

Legion of Christ leader retracts ‘awful’ statement

Parallel drawn between Mary Magdalene and disgraced founder Marcial Maciel.

2014.08.30.

Pope and Patriarch sign Common Declaration

They pledge to continue on the path towards unity between Catholic and Orthodox Churches.

2014.05.26.

Pope Francis begins Middle East visit

Pontiff calls for "urgent" solution to Syrian conflict.

2014.05.25.

New Easter play based on the life of Veronica

Though Jesus does not appear, his influence abounds.

2014.04.10.
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