Co Cork-born Bishop Maurice Crowley is a member of St Patrick’s Missionary Society and Co Roscommon-born Fr Padraig Devine is a member of the Society of African Missions.
“I can’t understand why people would choose to attack Greta Thunberg. She is passionate about what she believes; she is only a young girl and she is speaking prophetically to the world and what do we do – we attack her. We attack her message."
‘It is good at this moment of prayer to remember the missionaries who may be in difficult situations because of war and civil unrest. I particularly ask that you remember a colleague of mine, Fr Pier Luigi Maccalli SMA, kidnapped in Niger,’ says Archbishop O’Reilly.
“I think this project could especially catch the imagination of the young people of Ireland, in their youth groups, schools, colleges and workplaces,” said Archbishop Eamon Martin.
Archbishop Eamon Martin launches the Extraordinary Month of Mission and urges dioceses, congregations and young people to support the ‘Laudato Tree’ project.
“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.”
Shalom Centre invited by UN to discuss possible strategic contributions it can make in helping with the creation of Africa's Great Green Wall.
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.
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.
“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."