“Live this difficult moment with the strength of the faith, the certainty of hope and the ardour of charity,” said the pope in a message to all those affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
Jason Evert has reported that his message has been able to reach tens of thousands more people than he would have been able to reach with a few talks in Ireland.
“For me, returning home is like being reborn. I can’t even begin to describe the joy I am feeling," - Elias Ghattas.
“Evidently, many of the Western powers have an interest in seeing the violence continue, and their profits are more important than our lives” – Bishop Kientega.
Archbishop Diarmuid Martin reveals likely cost of Pope Francis’ visit in August 2018 for the World Meeting of Families will be over €20m.
“At this time, our spirit is once more shaken by the sad news relating to the deplorable acts of terrorism and violence which have caused suffering and death.”
Hierarchy focus on five key election issues: housing crisis, education, crime, healthcare, right to life and refugee crisis.
“Once again the ugly consequences of war have caused multitudes of good people to take great risks as they seek refuge in foreign lands.”
“The loss of such high numbers of innocent lives at sea resonates strongly with the Irish experience of the ‘coffin ships’ during the time of the Great Famine” – Bishop Crean.
New research published ahead of Macra na Feirme's ‘Know Your Neighbour Campaign’ identifies issues of concern for rural communities.
“Not only have the girls not been released but nothing is known about their fate" - Mgr Kaigama.
Aid to the Church in Need has highlighted fears of a Muslim-Christian conflict during the election period.
Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.
Tens of thousands of families lack adequate shelter while the blockade "dramatically impedes rebuilding" and contributes to desperation, bishops warn.
Both sides acting recklessly and without regard for the safety of civilians, Éamonn Meehan warns.
Landmines "prolong war and nurture fear even when conflict has ended” Pontiff warns.
Concern over "recent violent threats to public safety and security on our streets."