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Pope praises murdered priest in general audience

“He gave everything for the poor, even his own blood. It seems to me he may be called a martyr for charity,” read one testimonial regarding Fr Malgesini.


Parish priest calls for end to Drogheda violence at 17-year-old’s funeral

In the name of God, let it end now – Fr Phil Gaffney, PP.


Fr Kevin Doherty delivers moving homily at Funeral Mass for McGinley children 

“And so, a bit like Good Friday, darkness is having its day. But the light is there and like the rising Son, it will become brighter and brighter until there is only the Light of Resurrection," – Fr Kevin Doherty.


Bishop Router calls out culture and government over teenager’s murder

“The reprehensible sub-culture in our society which views all human life as expendable, including the lives of children, must be defeated” – Bishop Michael Router.


Execution video of 11 Christians claimed by group linked to IS

"These baptized are martyrs. They have not betrayed the Gospel," - Cardinal Sarah.


African bishop criticises West’s sales ethics, government and media

“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives” – Bishop Kientega.


Filipino priest slain while chatting to parishioners after Mass

This is the second Filipino priest to be assassinated by gunmen in just over four months. Both were social justice advocates and defenders of the poor.


Second priest murdered in Mexico this year – 32 priests murdered there since 2006

We are mourning the loss of a very beloved brother. We trust that our brother, who has shared the cross of Christ, will now be able to enjoy his glorious resurrection – Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega.


Third kidnapped priest found murdered in Mexico

43 year old Fr José Alfredo Lopez Guillen was described by friends as a dedicated and quiet priest who neither drank nor smoked and lived very simply.


Concert to honour murdered Garda sold out

Redemptorist Church in Dundalk where Garda Adrian Donoghue’s funeral took place to host concert & all proceeds to go towards a sports scholarship for young people.


Killing of priest in Mexico linked to drug cartels

Islamic extremists blamed for gun attack on missionary doctor in Bangladesh which has left Italian priest fighting for his life.


Special Concert in Dundalk for murdered Garda

Fr Liam Lawton and The Priests to perform in January concert to commemorate Garda Adrian Donohoe at the Redemptorist church in Dundalk.


Govt urged to press EU on persecuted Christians

Persecution is intensifying, Archbishop Neary warns, with ancient Christian communities driven from their lands through ethnic cleaning.


Posthumous pardon for man hanged 74 years ago

Harry Gleeson has become the first person in the history of the State to be given a posthumous pardon after he was hanged for murder in 1941.


Doubt over police explanation for nuns’ murder

Xaverian suggests Burundian police found suspect too quickly as “an excuse to divert the investigation”.


Limerick Bishop welcomes Roy Collins verdict

“Justice has in some small way been done": Bishop Brendan Leahy.


Mass for teacher killed at UK catholic school

Tributes pour in for popular schoolteacher Anne Maguire killed by student.


Shame perpetrators of violence Archbishop Martin urges

"Vendetta generates further vendetta and leaves perpetrators and the community less secure.”


Fourteen Catholic priests murdered so far this year

New figures show Colombia is the most dangerous country for the Church’s clergy.

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