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Knock’s Apparition Chapel reopens following refurbishment

“We wanted to modernise the interior but also ensure preservation of all the beautiful historic features. People won’t see a drastic change but we hope that they will be very happy with the new look” - Fr Richard Gibbons.

2018.05.22.

In a pilgrim Church, our shrines are on the move

The large influx of pilgrims, the humble and simple prayer of God’s people, the fulfilment of so many graces and the natural beauty of these places allow you to see how the shrines express an irreplaceable opportunity for evangelisation.

2017.04.03.

Eight full airplanes ferry 2,000 Dublin pilgrims to Lourdes

"In Lourdes we learn that happiness can well be found in those who have little to offer in worldly terms.”

2016.09.08.

Papal Nuncio to open Door of Mercy at Lough Derg

Hundreds expected to cross the threshold of mercy on Sunday in St Patrick's Basilica at the launch of the 2016 pilgrimage season.

2016.04.29.

Church is not just a Church of the perfect: Archbishop

"We remember in our prayers those who have had to flee from their homelands that they may find peace through the welcome of believers in Jesus Christ."

2015.09.13.

Increased youth presence on Lourdes pilgrimage

“The connections forged between young people, working as helpers, and the sick and elderly is always a joyful experience for both" - Fr Martin Noone.

2015.09.08.

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.

Call for worldwide celebration of Grandparents

A dedicated day for grandparents would recognise that “grandparents are the anchor in families - they are anchored by faith.”

2015.07.18.

Lineup for National Novena in Knock announced

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, among speakers at this year's novena.

2015.07.16.

Primate reiterates opposition to referendum proposal

The Church is not trying to hurt or offend anyone, “We simply want to respect the dignity of difference between male and female” - Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2015.05.14.

Knock Shrine candles go online

Online prayer and candle service is similar to that operating in Lourdes and St Patrick's Cathedral New York.

2015.03.21.

New York pilgrims to fly into Knock in August

Transatlantic pilgrimage flight from JFK Airport is expected to include Cardinal Timothy Dolan.

2015.01.18.

2,000 Dublin pilgrims to pray for Syria in Lourdes

Seven planes will leave Dublin airport on Saturday for French shrine.

2013.09.05.

Major renovations planned for Knock shrine

Shrine to be refurbished and promoted internationally.

2013.08.17.

Bishop slates politicians for attacking and ridiculing church

Concern over how easily greed, self-interest and corruption took hold in the lives of so many and left the country with enormous debts.

2013.08.14.
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