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Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Mary McAleese wins Europe’s richest theology prize for her study of canon law

Publisher of book form of thesis says Ms McAleese’s analysis charts a distinct and worrying sea change in the attitude of the Holy See to its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

2019.08.27.

Irish Church needs radical overhaul in its outreach to young people

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin ordains two new priests, Frs Dominic Binh Viet Nguyen and Paul Binh Xuan, for Salesian order at St Patrick's College Maynooth.

2018.07.17.

Pope appoints first lay man to head up a Vatican dicastery

Award winning Italian journalist Paolo Ruffini has been appointed Prefect of the Dicastery for Communications.

2018.07.06.

Ó Riada book launch by Archbishop Eamon Martin

“Our role as music ministers, as music missionaries, is simply to bring the very best of our gifts, as Seán and Peadar have done, to the task of praising God, and then to leave the rest to God and the power of the Spirit to move others and build up their faith.”

2017.11.10.

Tributes paid to Cardinal Desmond Connell

"I think in the beginning he had no idea of the extent of the problem. But he was the one who said ... we have to know ... I admire his courage ... because it wasn’t an easy thing” – Archbishop Diarmuid Martin.

2017.02.22.

Pope Francis hosts celebration for Benedict’s ordination anniversary

“More than in the Vatican Gardens, with their beauty, your goodness is the place where I dwell: I feel protected” Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI tells Pope Francis.

2016.06.29.

New centre for dialogue between faith and reason planned

The Notre Dame-Newman Centre for Faith and Reason will not be just an intellectual debating centre, but will also “work in the formation of an active and committed faith community of young people”.

2016.06.21.

51st International Eucharistic Congress opens

Some 15,000 people from about 90 countries, and at least 1 million Filipinos, are expected to ‎participate in the event from 24-31 January.

2016.01.24.

Holy Year is itself a gift of grace: Pope Francis

“To pass through the Holy Door means to rediscover the infinite mercy of the Father who welcomes everyone and goes out personally to encounter each of them."

2015.12.09.

Archbishop to establish Laudato Si schools prize

As Churches we have often neglected our responsibilities for the protection of creation or have even distorted the true attitude towards the environment.

2015.09.03.

Irish Ratzinger scholars meet Pope Emeritus

Four members of the International Ratzinger Symposium, which is held annually in Maynooth, introduced to the former Pontiff.

2015.09.03.

New cardinals inducted at consistory service

Pope outlines nature of ecclesial service to twenty new prelates.

2015.02.15.

Allow yourselves to be led by the Spirit Pope urges

On second day of Turkey visit, Pontiff prays with Grand Mufti at Blue Mosque and later prays with Ecumenical Patriarch and celebrates Mass for Catholic communities.

2014.11.30.

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly to lead Cashel & Emly

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA as Archbishop of Cashel & Emly following the resignation of Archbishop Dermot Clifford on grounds of age.

2014.11.22.

Call for embryonic stem cell research criticised

Adult stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells continue to produce “astounding clinical results” and present no ethical dilemmas for scientists - PLC.

2014.11.04.

Bishop warns against attending SSPX services

Advice from secretary of Pope Francis’ advisory council of nine cardinals to stay away from traditionalist group incurs wrath of SSPX.

2014.11.04.

Papal visit to Turkey will benefit ecumenical ties

Ecumenical Patriarch says restoration of Christian unity “cannot happen overnight” but Catholic and Orthodox leaders are working to strengthen ties.

2014.11.01.

Pope Emeritus celebrates Mass for Schuelerkreis

Annual gathering of former theology students took place from 21 to 24 August to discuss the theology of the Cross.

2014.08.26.

John XXIII and John Paul II canonised

St John XXIII defined as “the Pope of openness to the Holy Spirit” and St John Paul II as “the Pope of the Family."

2014.04.28.

Incoming Bishop of Derry pays tribute to the city

Church must generate enthusiasm for the future rather than fear: Bishop McKeown.

2014.03.16.

Pope Emeritus attends consistory in St Peter’s

Pope warns “Whenever a worldly mentality predominates, the result is rivalry, jealousy, factions.”

2014.02.23.

Pope Emeritus joins Pope Francis for lunch

From January, Roman parishes to apply to attend Pope’s daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta.

2013.12.28.

Pope Francis makes Christmas visit to Pope Emeritus

Time spent in prayer followed by a private meeting at Mater Ecclesiae monastery.

2013.12.24.

Catechists urged to promote contemplative religious life

"Most striking witness” to contemplative life given by Pope Emeritus - Bishop Boyce.

2013.11.21.
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