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Over 200 million Christians worldwide in constant risk of persecution

According to the Church in Chains Global Guide, the situation is noticeably worsening in India as Hindu extremists attack churches in rural areas every week and under President Xi’s religious clampdown in China.

2018.10.03.

Bishop clarifies Church appeal on opt-out students

“Our concern is that in schools we are involved in, if religious education is not taken as a subject, we would want the issue of ethics, heritage and so on, to be considered,” says Bishop Leahy.

2018.07.20.

Taoiseach opens first new Catholic secondary school for over 30 years

"True diversity must include the catholic religion," Leo Varadkar stresses as he pays tribute to religious congregations' contribution to education and healthcare.

2018.05.15.

Church leaders express concern for homeless and migrants

“Courageous and decisive plans and sufficient funding to overcome the suffering and the deprivation of those who live on the precarious margins of society” is needed, Archbishop stresses.

2017.12.26.

Catholic schools must remain alert to inequalities in educational system

Archbishop Eamon Martin tells Irish Catholic education conference: "In a Catholic school, religion is not an added extra to be fitted in during break time or twilight hours or registration."

2017.10.27.

Irish citizens must think about role of religion in Republic’s second century

Faith-based or denominational-based education brings benefits to society and democracy due to the plurality of perspectives it encompasses – Francis Campbell.

2016.11.02.

Thousands reliant on the Church for food in Aleppo

In many cases people are relying on charity for their food, and the Church has stepped in to help feed those left in Aleppo - regardless of their religion.

2016.08.14.

The world is at war because it has lost sight of peace: Pope

All religions “desire peace. Other people want war,” Pope tells journalists en route to WYD in Krakow.

2016.07.28.

Denominational schools under attack: Iona Institute

The NCCA wants more time to be spent teaching maths, Irish and English as well as a proposed new course called Education about Religion, Beliefs and Ethics instead of religion.

2016.07.27.

Dublin and Limerick pilgrims depart for World Youth Day

"For these young people this is an adventure but there is also obviously a real commitment – they could be going elsewhere but they have decided to give one week to this.”

2016.07.26.

Half population of England & Wales has no religion

Report shows the number having no religion exceeds the number describing themselves as Christian for the first time ever.

2016.05.27.

Catholic college in Belfast hosts Orange Order seminar

“We have put in place a project enabling our geography students to learn more about the Order, the traditions of that culture and to enable them to see another perspective.”

2016.05.23.

‘Faith nourished the rebels in 1916’

Columban priest whose family were involved in the 1916 Rising links the faith of the rebels with the emergence of the great Irish missionary movement.

2016.04.03.

Easter Week 1916 set the Irish people on a new path

“A century later and the journey goes on, we are still writing our story, still trying to make real the promise and the dream of 1916" - Bishop Denis Brennan.

2016.03.29.

Immigrant Council research reveals Islamophobia

Catholic patronage criticised by those concerned with getting their children into their school of choice for academic reasons or to join their friends.

2016.02.24.

Muslim who shielded Christians dies of his injuries

Tributes paid to 26-year-old Kenyan teacher who shielded fellow passengers when their bus was attacked by Islamist militants last December.

2016.01.24.

Patriarch to protest against Islamisation of minors

Campaigners will gather today in front of the Chaldean Church of St George in Baghdad to protest.

2015.11.10.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Documentary on Knock seeks funding from public

“Similar to how 'One Million Dubliners' offered an exploration of Irish attitudes towards death, so Knock the Film will explore Irish attitudes towards religion.”

2015.08.12.

Former seminary to host international reunion

For the first time ever, former students who did not reach ordination, have also been invited back to international reunion at St Patrick's College Thurles.

2015.08.09.

Primate meets with pro-gay faith groups

Archbishop of Armagh hears that a lack of affirmation of gay persons by the Churches has contributed to the raised rate of suicide, particularly among gay men.

2015.07.29.

Row over crucifix in Limerick council chamber

Councillors differ over outgoing Mayor's move to hang crucifix, which he personally paid for, in Limerick County Council chamber.

2015.07.06.

Tributes for book on Korean years of IMU chief

"‘Guest from the West’ is a very eloquent and timely read to once again remind us of the valuable contributions of missionaries over the years" - Korean Ambassador.

2015.04.24.

Bishops highlight freedom of conscience & religion

Action is necessary in order to protect young people from being attracted to organisations that seek to impose cultural supremacy by violence.

2015.03.23.

Tackle myth that religions lead to global conflicts

Bishop of Limerick tells Three Faiths Forum that religion has "a very valuable role to play in the transformation of conflict".

2015.03.19.

Independent TD wants chapel set up in Dáil Eireann

South Tipperary Deputy Mattie McGrath sees "no reason why there could not be a specific space for prayer in the Oireachtas on a full-time basis”.

2015.03.01.

President to attend Mass in solidarity with France

Religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps, and French community to attend Mass in Pro Cathedral in Dublin.

2015.01.13.

‘Religious freedom is at the heart of human rights’

Speaking on World Day for Peace, Bishop of Cork & Ross says “Turning to violence in the name of religion is a perversion of everything that a religion stands for.”

2015.01.02.

Pope expresses his esteem for Mid East Christians

The Pope says he follows daily reports of the “enormous suffering endured by many people in the Middle East.”

2014.12.24.

Irish church leaders pray for Christians in Middle East

In their Christmas messages, Catholic and Church of Ireland bishops express concern for those living in the "grip of fear".

2014.12.19.
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