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Pray for safe return of kidnapped missionary, says Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly

Fr Pierluigi Maccalli SMA, working in Niger, is believed to have been kidnapped by jihadist militants.

2018.09.21.

Lord Mayor of Cork to launch new interfaith calendar

“Our aim is to increase people’s acceptance that there are different faiths present in Ireland today and help them understand that we can all live with and get on with each other.”

2017.12.12.

Irish priest’s foundation having transformative effect in Kenya

Shalom Centre invited by UN to discuss possible strategic contributions it can make in helping with the creation of Africa's Great Green Wall.

2017.11.24.

Irish priest’s peace building and conflict resolution programme expands in Africa

In 2009 Fr Patrick Devine SMA founded the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation. It has now trained over 9,600 community leaders and village elders as peacemakers.

2017.07.28.

Irish missionary to lecture on conflict transformation methods at Queen’s

Senator George Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at Belfast university will host Fr Patrick Devine who established the Shalom Centre for Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation in 2009 in Nairobi, Kenya.

2017.03.14.

Thousands attend OLA-SMA Knock pilgrimage

“Migrants are our brothers and sisters in search of a better life, far away from poverty, hunger and exploitation, much like our forefathers at the time of the famine."

2016.06.01.

Bishops recall Ad Gentes in mission month

Ad Gentes “Put the missionary agenda firmly at the heart of the life of the Church” - Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA.

2015.10.03.

Family relieved as Irish priest released from captivity

Delight in Co Mayo as missionary Fr Billy Sheridan SMA, who was kidnapped north-west Nigeria, released unhurt.

2015.05.23.

New archbishop reflects on his calling to priesthood

Archbishop Kieran O'Reilly SMA shares his thoughts on his own consecration to God in advance of his installation in Cashel & Emly.

2015.02.07.

Killaloe pilgrims depart for Rome canonisations

Special Mass on Monday concelebrated by Cardinal and Bishop for Irish pilgrims in Rome.

2014.04.25.

Pope names Bishop O’Reilly to Vatican Congregation

Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated and Apostolic Life oversees 900,000 members.

2014.04.01.

Irish missionary to receive International Caring Award

Society of African Missions priest recognised for promoting peace and reconciliation in Kenya.

2013.10.20.
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