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Archbishop consecrates Syria to Mary

Archbishop pleads with Our Lady to defend Syria and "guard it as your own property; make Jesus reign, conquer and rule in it. Outside of Him there is no salvation."


Pope Francis opens 37th National Convocation of the “Renewal in the Spirit”

Invites charismatics of the world to celebrate their 2017 Jubilee at the Vatican.


Pope: ‘a culture of wellbeing’ leads some couples to prefer pets to children

"Fidelity, perseverance and fruitfulness" are pillars in Christian marriage Pope tells couples celebrating wedding anniversaries.


Regina coeli: Jesus remains with us

Pope Francis tells crowds, "He is always with us, and even now is here with us in the Piazza. The Lord is with us!”


Pope Francis says internet is a gift from God

In first message for World Communications Day, Pope Francis chooses: Communication at the Service of an Authentic Culture of Encounter.


Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of Christian joy

"Be courageous in suffering and remember that the Lord will come after, joy will come after and after the dark comes the sun".


Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby to meet Pope Francis

Focus of visit to be on modern slavery and human trafficking.


Pope’s prayer intentions for June focus on Europe and jobs crisis

"There is an entire generation of people that is not studying or working. This culture of waste is very serious," Pope tells journalists.


Pope announces meeting with clerical abuse survivors

Irish survivor to be among group of eight representatives to meet Pontiff in June.


Pope and Patriarch sign Common Declaration

They pledge to continue on the path towards unity between Catholic and Orthodox Churches.


Pope Francis begins Middle East visit

Pontiff calls for "urgent" solution to Syrian conflict.


Nuncio launches new range of IHS tiles

Devotional tiles promote honour and devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus.


Vatican denies Bertone embezzlement probe

Claims ex Vatican Secretary of State probed over €15m transaction to TV company.


Pope Paul VI moves step closer to sainthood

Miracle opens way for beatification process to go ahead.


Vocations Sunday underlines call of every Christian

Coadjutor bishop of Armagh encourages prayers for vocations.


Bishop Nulty challenges parishes on vocations

"Potential vocations are all around us."


“Let’s not get soft on drugs” Senator appeals

The number of drug-related deaths in Ireland increased from 597 in 2010 to 607 in 2011.


Pope Francis’ vocations message welcomed

“To choose a life as a priest or religious in contemporary Ireland is a radical option, although a hugely fulfilling one.” – Bishop McKeown.


UN Secretary General to meet Pope today

Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis to discuss fight against poverty and inequality.


Young Christian Workers celebrate May day

Ethical shopping promoted by YCW since Bangladeshi factory collapse last year.


Concern over demolition of churches in China

Ten Christian places of worship targeted in crackdown in Zhejiang province.


More survivors to join Vatican abuse commission

Pope to address the commission once all members have been appointed.


Pope weeps for crucified Christians

Laments that “In some countries you can still go to jail for possessing a Gospel.”


Taoiseach invites Pope Francis to visit Ireland

Papal Nuncio welcomes invitation extended by Enda Kenny to Pope.


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."


Web feature for canonisation of two popes

Information about special events happening across Ireland on Sunday.


OK to take communion Pope tells divorced woman

Vatican says no change in Church teaching should be inferred from Pope's alleged comments.


Pope calls for an end to war and conflict

Pontiff asks for prayers for an end to injustice towards the hungry and the vulnerable.


Recall moment when you first found faith Pope urges

To return to Galilee means to re-read everything on the basis of the cross and its victory.


Be servants of one another Pope advises

God's intervention is at the point where human hope is shattered.

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