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Seven new saints for the Church

Three of the new saints are from the Spanish speaking world, while two are French and two are Italian. Two of the new saints are martyrs.

2016.10.17.

Bishop of Meath pays tribute to Columban martyrs

One hundred years ago, on 10 October 1916, the Bishops of Ireland gave their blessing to a new venture known as the Maynooth Mission to China. It became known as the Society of St Columban on 29 June 1918.

2016.10.11.

Prayers for persecuted Christians at Tyburn Convent

On the Feast of Our Lady of Fatima, ecumenical prayer service for suffering Christians and a reflection on what can be done to help them.

2016.05.12.

Pope praises Uganda’s treatment of refugees

Pontiff calls for “good and transparent governance, integral human development and a wide and just distribution” of Africa’s goods.

2015.11.28.

Pope denounces those who defamed Romero

Prelate was “stoned with the hardest stone that exists in the world: the tongue" resulting in his cause for sainthood being held up for years.

2015.11.01.

Pope Francis decries persecution of Christians

“I renew the hope that the international community not remain silent and inert in front of these intolerable crimes."

2015.08.08.

Prayer for persecuted Christians around the world

Pope Francis emphasises ecumenical dimension of the charismatic movement, rooted in a common baptism. Unity among Christians must begin with prayer.

2015.07.06.

Over 30,000 young people attend Taizé gathering

Young Orthodox, Catholics and Protestants from 65 countries gather in Czech capital in solidarity and prayer.

2015.01.01.

Pope speaks in Korea about the quest for peace

Reconciliation and stability needed for lasting peace Pontiff underlines.

2014.08.15.

Annual Knock novena to attract 150,000 pilgrims

There is no scarcity of martyrs in the Church of our time - Bishop Michael Smith of Meath.

2014.08.13.

Pope Francis may be preparing to visit Sri Lanka

Declaration of 124 Korean martyrs may pave way for visit there too.

2014.02.09.
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