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British arms fair sparks Catholic protests at London weapons fair venue

“As a nation, we claim to support refugees and oppose persecution, while simultaneously selling weapons to those responsible for killing innocent civilians and driving families from their homes.”

2019.09.07.

Mass of Remembrance offered for victims and survivors of Sri Lankan bombings

"Men and women of violence betray the deep desire of humanity the world over for a future of peace."

2019.04.29.

Killing of journalist saddens community but strengthens peace resolve

“This is a strong community that will put pressure on those who have brought violence into the community.”

2019.04.20.

4 Corner Festival looks towards a “forgiving Belfast”

It is beginning the process of “putting people together” to find a common identity.

2019.02.08.

Historic document lays foundation to spread world peace

Pope Francis and Great Imam of Al-Azhar sign Document on Human Fraternity affirming brotherhood of all men and women and condemning every form of violence, especially those “clothed with religious motivations”.

2019.02.08.

St Laurence O’Toole: 900-year-old lessons for our time

The 12th century Irish saint was heavily involved in the events of his time – but he still found time to go on an annual 40-day prayer retreat.

2018.11.17.

Pope recognises Good Friday Agreement’s role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland

“We can give thanks for the two decades of peace that followed this historic agreement, while expressing firm hope that the peace process will overcome every remaining obstacle.”

2018.08.26.

Primate hints at return visit by Pope Francis – to Northern Ireland

“A visit to Northern Ireland, particularly with our history and with all that we've been through, is going to require a dedicated time,” says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2018.08.18.

ILO’s moral purpose needed now more than ever, says President Higgins

"Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere." - President Michael D Higgins

2018.06.11.

Church leaders pay tribute to Good Friday Agreement in Rome

“There are no quick fixes,” but the accord “gave us the opportunity – the breathing space – to look for goodwill”: Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2018.05.23.

Life of faith in a post-Hawking era is not easy: CofI Primate

“People of faith cannot escape, nor should we want to escape, the expansion of perspective on the cosmos that he has given us."

2018.04.04.

Pope prays for Peace on Easter Sunday

We Christians believe and know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint.

2018.04.02.

Pray especially for Peace this Sunday

Pope Francis invites us all to ask ourselves 'What can I do for peace?'

2018.02.25.

Migrants and refugees are at the heart of Pope’s World Day of Peace message

All indicators available suggest that global migration will continue for the future. Some consider this a threat. For my part, I ask you to view it as an opportunity to build peace

2018.01.01.

Let the Sign of Peace empower you

Become active ambassadors for peace in the Church and in the world, beginning in your own homes, families, workplaces and neighbourhoods, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

2018.01.01.

Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.

2017.07.28.

Cast out fear with Gospel love, says Bishop of Limerick

To counter terrorism, we must “keep reminding each other of high ideals and have the courage to speak of them and promote them”.

2017.06.09.

Call to continue to work for NI peace

“We affirm that a fitting tribute to the principles for which men and women from the Island of Ireland died in both World Wars would be permanent peace.”

2017.06.08.

St Patrick’s Purgatory is open to pilgrims as Lough Derg season begins

“The notion of embracing the challenges of Lough Derg would appear to be nonsense. But it is glorious nonsense – it is the most wonderful witness to the most profound spiritual values.”

2017.06.04.

Derry’s Catholic and CofI bishops undertake joint walk for peace

Between 27 to 29 April, Bishops Donal McKeown and Ken Good will undertake a 30-mile walk together to promote reconciliation and highlight their shared Christian heritage.

2017.04.25.

Please pray for peace process, asks Archbishop of Armagh

“Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of this land with your healing love.”

2017.04.09.

Fatima statue visit is an opportunity to pray for peace and healing

“We are reminded of the value of peace by the passing of Martin McGuinness, who threw away weapons of war for an embrace of peace and how we have all prospered as a result.”

2017.03.22.

Death of Martin McGuinness announced

Martin McGuinness “made an immense contribution to sustaining peace by reaching out a hand of friendship and reconciliation and being prepared to model alternatives to dispute and division” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.03.21.

Pope apologises for role Catholics played in Rwandan genocide

God’s forgiveness is sought for the sins and failings of the Church and its members, including priests and nuns who “succumbed to hatred and violence, betraying their own evangelical mission”.

2017.03.21.

Irish missionary to lecture on conflict transformation methods at Queen’s

Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

2017.03.14.

Primate “nervous” of any reconstruction of the border

“We want to say as bishops our firm ‘no’ to a harsh language and remind our politicians that their vocation is to work for the common good and exercise their leadership through the careful practice of compromise and agreement.”

2017.02.28.

Pope Francis prays for President Trump and the USA

“I pray that your decisions will be guided by the rich spiritual and ethical values that have shaped the history of the American people,” says Pope.

2017.01.22.

Archbishops urge NI politicians to work for common good

“Do not resort to predictable, wearisome slogans or denigrating, divisive language” – Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2017.01.19.

Pope Francis condemns “homicidal madness” misusing God’s name

In his annual new year’s address to the diplomatic corps, Pontiff stresses need to promote peace in a time of mass migrations, economic stagnation and violent extremism.

2017.01.10.

Miracle of sun in Fatima proves existence of supernatural world

Surge in interest among Irish pilgrims visiting Marian shrine during centennial year. Pope Francis confirms visit to shrine on 13 May, 100th anniversary of first apparition.

2017.01.06.
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