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About that gift – Pope sends explanatory letter regarding relics to Constantinople

"The joining of the relics of the two brother Apostles can also serve as a constant reminder and encouragement that, on this continuing journey, our divergences will no longer stand in the way of our common witness and our evangelising mission."

2019.09.14.

We need to challenge throwaway attitude towards the elderly, warns Bishop of Elphin

“A society that has no room for the elderly or discards them because they create problems has a deadly virus.”

2019.09.09.

Pope Francis meets with measles survivors during Madagascar outbreak

The disease continues to spread in Madagascar because immunisation levels are low.

2019.09.08.

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.

The Pope Video – September 2019

Protecting the oceans

2019.09.05.

Archbishop recalls Nazi invasion of Poland on 80th anniversary

“You, the Polish people, have known first-hand the horror and demeaning impact of the Second World War.”

2019.09.02.

Be effective “guardians of God’s creation” urges Bishop Arnold

Chairman of CAFOD, the Catholic Church’s aid and development agency in Britain, issues statement for World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation.

2019.09.01.

World Missions Ireland launches #MyMission campaign

Individuals, schools, organisations, dioceses, parishes, communities and congregations urged to participate in a series of initiatives to celebrate October’s Extraordinary Month of Mission (EMM2019).

2019.08.31.

One year on, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reflects on Papal visit

"The Church must learn anew the ability to speak the things of God – not to flee from the realities of life, but to challenge the men and women of our time and the culture of our time to become the seedbed of a new humanity."

2019.08.26.

Archbishop Neary leads celebrations for Knock anniversary

In his homily, the Archbishop told pilgrims that, for many, material success and personal fulfilment have become the goal and purpose of human life.

2019.08.23.

Bishop Doran warns of “disturbing signs of racial prejudice”

In his article “Rejecting Racism: Welcome, Protect, Promote and Integrate”, Bishop Doran asks why this is happening in Ireland, “considering our strong missionary tradition” and support for Trócaire, Concern and Goal.

2019.08.21.

Priest in Ireland says flooding in Kerala is severe

The situation in Kerala is considered the worst, and that area was also severely affected one year ago when rain and floods killed 480 people.

2019.08.21.

Jesuit priest celebrates Golden Jubilee

“He always brought integrity, justice and balance to the causes which he espoused.”

2019.08.14.

The Pope Video – August 2019

Families, Schools of Human Development

2019.08.12.

Green transformation for Vatican gardens

The Vatican is reducing the use of chemicals in its gardens, and has already reduced its water consumption.

2019.08.12.

Pope Francis blesses new statue of Our Lady of Knock

The new processional statue will be formally unveiled later this month as part of events to mark the 140th anniversary of the Knock apparitions in 1879.

2019.08.11.

Time to start putting links in EMM2019 prayer chain

“When we pray together, we share in God’s love. We’re inspired to make the world a better place.”

2019.08.09.

Pope pens letter of encouragement to priests

“Many have shared with me their outrage at what happened and frustration that ‘for all their hard work, they have to face the damage that was done, the suspicion to which it has given rise’.”

2019.08.07.

Ugandan well to be dedicated to Diocese of Clogher

“Having worked in Africa myself, I know the immense value placed by people and communities on clean drinking water and its impact on their lives” – Bishop Larry Duffy.

2019.08.06.

Bishops call for action after US mass shootings

“The plague that gun violence has become continues unchecked and spreads across our country.”

2019.08.05.

Killing of Amazon indigenous leader denounced

The killing has been described as the “fruit of hate campaigns perpetrated against Indigenous peoples”.

2019.08.04.

Pope makes heartfelt appeal following drowning of 150 migrants

“I renew my heartfelt appeal for the international community to act promptly and decisively to avoid the repetition of similar tragedies and to guarantee the safety and dignity of all.”

2019.07.30.

Extraordinary Month of Mission welcomed by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly SMA

When an “extraordinary” year or month is declared, the Pope is asking us to become more focused and attentive during this special time, says Julieann Moran, national secretary of World Missions Ireland.

2019.07.26.

The Pope Video – July 2019

Integrity of Justice

2019.07.24.

Archbishop prays for man injured in Dundalk cemetery incident

The incident is “an opportunity for all of us just to think how fragile our lives are. We have to look after each other and take care of each other at all times.”

2019.07.23.

Moon landing anniversary should inspire even greater steps for humanity, says Pope Francis

“More dignity for the weak, more justice among peoples and more future for our common home.”

2019.07.22.

Pope Francis appoints Fr Michael Duignan as Bishop of Clonfert

“As one of the youngest priests in the Diocese of Elphin, he has made an enormous contribution to the mission of the diocese, particularly in the area of education.”

2019.07.16.

Historic day for Cork and Ross as Bishop Gavin installed

“We stand in solidarity with survivors and their families and we continue our commitment and vigilance to the protection and safeguarding of children in our Church and in society.”

2019.07.01.

Bishop Ray Field retires

His commitment to social justice was evident in his service as chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, says Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2019.06.28.

Bishop of Ferns pays tribute to priest’s remarkable story

Fr Ricky O’Connor was raised without any faith. This changed when he bought a Bible and began to read it in his late teens. He became a Catholic when he was 22 and began his seminary studies in Maynooth when he was 24.

2019.06.26.
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