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Twenty three Catholic missionaries killed in 2017

"Those who were killed are only the tip of the iceberg, as the list of pastoral workers or Catholics, assaulted, beaten, robbed, threatened, as well as Catholic structures vandalised or looted is long," says Fides Agency.

2017.12.30.

More candidates take a step closer to sainthood

Fr Patrick Peyton the well known “Rosary Priest” as well as 16 martyrs killed for their faith during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, have been cleared for beatification.

2017.12.28.

New path to sainthood announced by Pope Francis

Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

2017.07.15.

Relics of St Maximilian Kolbe to visit Dublin

The Saint’s relics will visit Ireland on 1 - 2 October 2016 to mark the 75th anniversary of his martyrdom in Auschwitz in 1941.

2016.09.12.

More dialogue between state & faiths urged

Head of the Church in England and Wales, Cardinal Vincent Nichols, gives address at symposium on St Thomas a Becket at Lambeth Palace.

2016.05.28.

Investiture of Archbishop Martin with pallium

Catholics and Christians “are entering a time when we will need the gift of courage to stay faithful to the teachings of the Gospel”.

2015.07.05.

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.

Jesuit honours Archbishop Romero’s witness

"Romero saw the struggle for justice in his country as a struggle against forces that were not simply political and economic, but demonic."

2015.02.16.

Cardinal and Abbot lead tributes to St Oliver Plunkett

“St Oliver teaches us that our lives will only make sense if we place ourselves in God’s hands and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to new life.” - Dom Aidan Bellenger

2014.07.07.

Pope appeals for victims of religious persecution

Some of those discriminated against live in countries where human rights are guaranteed 'on paper'.

2013.12.27.
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