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Trócaire and Poetry Ireland competition focus on land and migration

Those interested in entering the poetry competition are encouraged to explore a local to global perspective and reflect on Ireland’s own history of hunger and migration.

2019.01.30.

US cut to Palestinian humanitarian support is “reckless” says Trócaire’s CEO

"This latest move is further evidence of the disregard the US administration has for the lives of vulnerable people." – Éamonn Meehan

2018.09.02.

Trócaire/Poetry Ireland poem winners announced

This year’s theme was ‘Forced to Flee’ which inspired a moving and thought-provoking selection of poems on the themes of displacement and seeking refuge.

2016.06.06.

CofI delegation forge links with Jerusalem diocese

One of the aims of the visit is to learn more about the impact of the Syrian crisis throughout the region and to discuss how schools and churches can link up.

2016.01.11.

Army chaplaincy launches new prayerbook App

The Mingy Prayerbook App contains multi-denominational prayers and reflections for army personnel and their families and colleagues.

2015.10.11.

EU response to refugee crisis inadequate: Trócaire

Bishops and catholic aid agency concerned over the pace of the EU and Irish response to the plight of thousands of refugees.

2015.10.03.

Syrian Archbishop recounts desperate suffering

“At this very moment, bombs are raining down on the residential neighbourhoods of the city. There may be as many as 60 dead and 300 wounded."

2015.10.01.

New head chaplain appointed to Defence Forces

Former chaplain at Sarsfield Barracks has served on overseas missions in Kosovo, Chad and the Lebanon.

2015.09.28.

Do not abandon the victims of this crisis: Pope

On Syria and Iraq Pontiff appeals, “We need to find a solution, which is never a violent one, because violence only creates new wounds”.

2015.09.18.

Concerns grow for 250 kidnapped Syrian Christians

Christians in Quaryatay have been living in fear of IS since May this year, when Fr Jacques Mourad, the Syrian-Catholic priest responsible for Mar Elian convent, was kidnapped.

2015.08.17.

Become architects of the future NI bishop urges

Irish Churches Peace Project (ICPP) promotes community reconciliation through the Churches.

2015.03.27.

Hostage negotiator Terry Waite to give NI address

Irish Churches’ Peace Project event to look at the contribution of Churches to the vital work of promoting reconciliation and peace.

2015.03.26.

Pope affirms women on International Women’s Day

Two projects whose work benefits women and their communities receive ‘Women: Sowers of Development’ prize at Vatican event.

2015.03.09.

Pope appoints Cardinal Tauran as new camerlengo

71-year-old President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue takes over from Cardinal Bertone.

2014.12.21.

Millionth Syrian crosses border into Lebanon

Sheer number of refugees is having a devastating impact.

2014.04.08.

More Government funds for Syria

€5.3m will help provide emergency food, water and healthcare to some of the most vulnerable Syrians.

2014.02.18.

Vatican appeals for immediate end to Syrian conflict

Workshop talks aimed at enabling "the people of Syria, the region and the world to conceive of a new beginning."

2014.01.15.

Further aid aimed at preventing Syrian ‘catastrophe’

Contribution recognises unprecedented scale of the crisis - Minister Costello.

2013.10.08.

Appeal by new Trócaire director over Syrian refugees

Refugee crisis similar in scale to Rwandan crisis of 1994.

2013.07.26.
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