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Shaykh Umar Al-Qadri’s call for repeal of 8th challenged by nun

Constitutional Amendment “is a sign that our society here is just, equitable, hospitable, humane to everyone, protective of the most defenceless and vulnerable” – Sr Kathleen McGarvey OLA.

2018.03.10.

Lord Mayor of Cork to launch new interfaith calendar

“Our aim is to increase people’s acceptance that there are different faiths present in Ireland today and help them understand that we can all live with and get on with each other.”

2017.12.12.

Pope’s visit to Myanmar overshadowed by Rohingya crisis

In a telegram sent to the Italian President Sergio Mattarella, Pope Francis said he was going to Myanmar to “encourage the small but fervent Catholic community and meet believers of diverse religions”.

2017.11.28.

Pope pleads for end to Temple Mount violence in Jerusalem

I feel the need to express a heartfelt appeal for moderation and dialogue, says Pope Francis.

2017.07.24.

Athlone chaplain feeding the 500

“We knew there were a lot of students in dire straits,” Fr Shay Casey told Catholicireland.net. Those who receive the food have been identified as being “on the margins”.

2017.04.27.

Christian are the most persecuted

“Christian responses to persecution are almost always nonviolent and, with very few exceptions, do not involve acts of terrorism,” states recent report.

2017.04.27.

Number of Catholics in Ireland declines but increases globally

There were 132,200 fewer Catholics in Ireland over the past five years, down to 3,729,100 from 3,861,300 in 2011.

2017.04.07.

Religious leaders concerned by ECJ ruling on religious symbols

“In a multicultural global society we are bound to have differences of appearance and dress and rather than creating a homogeneous look, it would be more beneficial if we created laws to co-exist.”

2017.03.21.

Trump’s refugee ban criticised by Church leaders

The executive order to turn away refugees and to close our nation to those, particularly Muslims, fleeing violence, oppression and persecution is contrary to both Catholic and American values – Cardinal Cupich of Chicago.

2017.01.30.

Pope recalls St Stephen’s martyrdom as he prays for persecuted Christians

“Today too the Church, to bear witness to the light and the truth, is experiencing severe persecution in different places, up to the supreme test of martyrdom.”

2016.12.27.

Fr Hamel’s last words to his attackers: ‘Go away Satan’

Archbishop of Rouen invites people to return to church on 15 August, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, to make a statement that “violence will not take over in their hearts.”

2016.08.04.

Not all Muslims are violent Pope Francis stresses

"If I speak of Islamic violence, I must speak of Catholic violence... and no, not all Muslims are violent, not all Catholics are violent. It is like a fruit salad; there's everything."

2016.08.02.

Polish bishops admit “great fears exist” towards immigrants

The phenomenon of immigration is “new, different, and strange to the average Polish person”.

2016.07.26.

Catholics visit London mosque’s homeless project

'Meal for All' began in mid-2015 and its Christian and Muslim volunteers work side by side to feed the most vulnerable.

2016.06.07.

Dozens killed in attack on Christians in Lahore

Pope appeals to Pakistan's civil authorities and social groupings to restore security and peace especially to the most vulnerable religious minorities.

2016.03.29.

OLA nun helps victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria

Sr Anne Falola OLA reports on the efforts of the newly opened Maria Centre in the Nigerian capital Abuja to support those displaced by Boko Haram’s violence.

2016.03.12.

Report highlights difficulties of Nigerian Christians

In several areas the Christian presence has become virtually extinct; elsewhere congregations have grown due to an influx of Christians fleeing violence.

2016.03.07.

Syriac Catholic Archbishop of Mosul in new appeal

"Our situation is hard, our future is gloomy, and people are tired. They are waiting for a solution whereby they can restore their dignity."

2016.02.18.

Muslims shield Christians in Kenyan bus attack

Al-Shabab massacre foiled as Muslim bus passengers face down Islamist gunmen and stand in solidarity with Christians.

2015.12.23.

First Catholic university opens in Iraq

“The university is a message to those who want us thrown out of the circle of history. It means we are staying ...”

2015.12.15.

All faiths must work together on ecological crisis

Cardinal Peter Turkson sends message of support to two-day Islamic climate change symposium taking place in Istanbul.

2015.08.18.

Documentary on Knock seeks funding from public

“Similar to how 'One Million Dubliners' offered an exploration of Irish attitudes towards death, so Knock the Film will explore Irish attitudes towards religion.”

2015.08.12.

Bishops offer condolences to Sousse tragedy families

Larry & Martina Hayes and Lorna Carty were “among those whose lives were stolen from them in a mindless act of violence" - Bishop Doran.

2015.06.29.

Pope condemns ‘senseless’ attack in Kenya

We must stand up to the men of violence Archbishop Martin exhorts in Way of the Cross reflection.

2015.04.04.

Tackle myth that religions lead to global conflicts

Bishop of Limerick tells Three Faiths Forum that religion has "a very valuable role to play in the transformation of conflict".

2015.03.19.

L’Arche’s Jean Vanier wins 2015 Templeton Prize

"Our society will really become human as we discover that the strong need the weak, just as the weak need the strong. We are all together working for the common good.”

2015.03.12.

Treat the name of Jesus with respect: Bishop Boyce

If the name of Jesus is used over the airwaves in a reckless manner, an apology is expected, bishop of Raphoe warns.

2015.01.19.

Process of healing needs to include truth: Pope

Pontiff calls on Sri Lankans “to accept one another, to respect legitimate diversities, and learn to live as one family.”

2015.01.14.

UN urged to recognise genocide of Christians

Patriarch calls for protection zone for Christians in northern Iraq under UN mandate and intervention to enable those displaced by IS to go home.

2014.09.21.

Pope concerned by anti-Christian violence in Africa

Pontiff warns of urgent need to promote a dialogue of life with Muslims to discourage violence against Christians.

2014.09.08.
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