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Family publication launched at Winter meeting of Bishops’ Conference

We have talked at length about how the Church can support couples in preparing for marriage as well as at various stages during their married lives; how the Church can help families to embrace hope even in the face of adversity – Bishop Kevin Doran.

2018.12.06.

Pope Francis to visit North Korea?

Recent developments that make the invitation from North Korea possible include the provisional agreement signed between the Vatican and China, which is a major sponsor of the North Korean regime.

2018.10.19.

Reflecting on Pope Francis’ visit to WMOF in Ireland

A day of rich celebration for the Catholic faithful. We were very proud of our Catholic identity together – Portlaoise parish.

2018.08.30.

Archbishop Martin hopes the Pope will challenge the Irish Church to be different

My hope is that he will speak kindly but also speak frankly, the Archbishop said.

2018.08.19.

Cardinal O’Malley to miss WMOF over abuse crisis in US

Pope’s visit could be pivotal moment for Church, says Bishop of Limerick, appealing to people to repair the Church with love.

2018.08.17.

Papal visit likely to culminate in Phoenix Park Mass

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reveals likely cost of Pope Francis’ visit in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families will be over €20m.

2017.12.19.

First ever papal visit to Myanmar confirmed for November

Some Buddhist leaders are displeased with the strong line Pope Francis has taken over the treatment of the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority.

2017.08.30.

Pope Francis to visit Egypt next month

The two-day visit to Cairo at the end of April is an indication of the growing warmth in relations between the Catholic Church and the Muslim world.

2017.03.20.

Bishop Brendan Leahy says papal visit to Limerick “would be magnificent”

Pope Francis’ visit to Ireland will inject new energy into the process of regenerating the Church, which will be beneficial for the faithful but will also prompt those who are disillusioned to look again and see it as the Church of mercy and caring that Pope Francis wants it to be.

2016.12.11.

Pope will visit Ireland for WMF2018: Taoiseach

“He has his own ideas as to why he wants to come to Ireland – he looks on it as a contribution he wishes to make to the renewal of the Church in Ireland and also to the renewal of family life in Ireland” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2016.11.29.

Bishop of Limerick hopeful of a papal visit in 2018

“We are, of course, very excited about the prospect of the Pope visiting Ireland and are awaiting word on this. It would be a huge boost to the Church here."

2016.05.29.

National collection for World Meeting of Families

This weekend’s collection will be followed by another national collection next year and a final one in 2018, all aimed at defraying some of the large costs involved.

2016.05.24.

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.

Schedule for Pope Francis’s visit to Africa unveiled

Irish missionary, Fr Eddie Murphy, believes the papal visit will highlight the extent to which the Church in Africa is dynamic and still growing.

2015.10.19.

Limerick would welcome Pope Francis – Bishop Leahy

Bishop recalls how “the Pope’s eyes lit up” in 2013 when he told him he was from Limerick during a meeting at the Vatican.

2015.10.05.

Pope may visit for 2018 World Meeting of Families

Dublin selected as venue for 9th World Meeting of Families by Pope Francis as Archbishops Diarmuid Martin and Eamon Martin welcome announcement.

2015.09.28.

Catholics petition Pope to keep parishes open

“The problem in Ireland is clustering of parishes, leading to added pressure on aging priests, and formation of bigger, more impersonal, units.”

2015.09.11.

Pope pops into Burger King to vest for Mass

Restaurant put a post on Facebook welcoming Pope Francis and thanking him "for choosing the BK restaurant as your sacristy".

2015.07.10.

Pope to visit Sri Lanka and Philippines

Pontiff told reporters in May he wished to visit the Philippines as a gesture of solidarity with the victims of Typhoon Yolanda.

2014.07.30.

Taoiseach invites Pope Francis to visit Ireland

Papal Nuncio welcomes invitation extended by Enda Kenny to Pope.

2014.04.28.

Papal visit to NI would be very positive step: Villiers

Unanimous vote by Belfast City Hall to invite Pope Francis on an official visit.

2014.04.03.
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