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Altar desecrated as tabernacle stolen from Co. Longford church

“It holds the bread that we believe has been transformed into the body of Christ. That is what we believe and that is why this act of desecration is so distressing” – Bishop Francis Duffy.

2017.04.17.

Bishop seeks to establish permanent diaconate and parish catechists in Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois

“By virtue of our baptismal vocation we are all called to serve in our Church and to utilise our gifts” – Bishop Francis Duffy.

2016.12.04.

Homeless charities welcome rent supplement increase

Peter McVerry Trust believes the Government must still bring forward legislation to link rents to the Consumer Price Index before the year end.

2016.06.29.

St Mel’s Cathedral to mark Feast of St Joseph

An Teaghlach Naofa is a prayer network founded to pray for the protection of the sanctity of marriage, the family and human life.

2016.03.12.

Diocese of Meath gifts sanctuary lamp to St Mel’s

“The determination of the bishops, priests and people ... to restore St Mel’s is a source of encouragement and a sign of faith in the community” - Bishop Smith.

2016.01.06.

President Higgins attends rededication of St Mel’s

“Sunday mornings we have bigger congregations than we have been seeing for a considerable time. Our webcam is reaching people far from Longford.”

2015.05.18.

St Mel’s scoops ‘Building Project of the Year’

The reopening of St Mel's has been a “great blessing” and an “uplifting moment” for the diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois according to parish priest, Fr Brendan O'Sullivan.

2015.05.01.

St Mel’s rises like a Phoenix from the ashes

After a massive €30 million renovation programme, using the latest building technology and the skills of master craftsmen and contemporary artists, St Mel’s Cathedral will be officially rededicated on Sunday 17 May 2015.

2015.02.05.

St Mel’s reopens today for first time in five years

Longford's Phoenix is seen as a symbol of the renewal for the Irish Church.

2014.12.20.

€1m donated towards restoration of St Mel’s

“From the start we set ourselves a five-year target to achieve a functional cathedral for Christmas 2014" - Fr Tom Healy.

2014.12.14.

St Mel’s to re-open for Christmas

Massive €30m five-year restoration project to be completed on time.

2014.06.12.
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