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Cardinal Nichols calls for rebuilding of Christian communities in Iraq

Cardinal referred to pressing need to reconstruct destroyed towns and villages and rebuild trust.

2019.06.06.

On Red Wednesday, Primate urges Christians in Ireland to be brave

Findings of ACN report on Religious Freedom in 2018 that “religious freedom is slipping down the human rights priority rankings, being eclipsed by issues of gender, sexuality and race”, are troubling.

2018.11.30.

Ahead of Red Wednesday “horrific reality” of persecuted Christians highlighted

“We state definitively that those who do not respect freedom of thought, conscience and religion must be held to account” – Chair of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Alan McGuckian.

2018.11.27.

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.

Two Syrian Orthodox prelates denied entry to Britain

It is “unbelievable that these persecuted Christians who come from the cradle of Christianity are being told there is no room at the inn, when the UK is offering a welcome to Islamists who persecute Christians.”

2016.12.06.

Plight of Middle Eastern Christians discussed at Sligo meeting

For the first time Ireland hosts meeting of national directors of Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

2016.09.30.

Bishops restate solidarity with refugees & persecuted Christians

“Today our witness to the distress of refugees should be a call to action.”

2016.06.21.

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.

‘Voting for those who will govern is a moral act’

Northern bishops outline ten questions for catholic voters to put to candidates standing in the Assembly elections.

2016.04.28.

Pope and Patriarch hold historic meeting in Cuba

Joint declaration pleads on behalf of world's persecuted Christians especially in the Middle East where families, villages and cities are being exterminated.

2016.02.13.

Immigration is here to stay: Bishop Buckley

"Remember you too were treated harshly abroad, building London’s underground, the mines of Yorkshire, in the docks of Boston or in the new cities of Sydney and Perth."

2016.01.14.

Christian bells to ring out for persecuted Christians

Parishes across Ireland urged to ring their bells for up to fifteen minutes and express solidarity with Christians suffering in the Middle East.

2015.08.15.

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.
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