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Council of Europe honours Irish missionary nun

Sr Dr Maura Lynch MMM, a doctor-surgeon and obstetrician, recognised for her ground-breaking work with women devastated by obstetric fistula in Africa.


Syrian prelate: ‘If you want to help us, help us stay in our homes’

"Must we forget that Saul was converted on the road to Damascus? Wasn't he baptized, confirmed and ordained a priest and sent on his great mission in the world by the Church of Syria that had its beginnings in Damascus?"


Pope lashes inequality of ‘throw-away economy’

Visiting Turin, Pontiff calls for a ‘No’ to an economy of waste which excludes persons who do not produce, ‘No’ to corruption and 'No' to the idolatry of money.


Euthanasia and assisted suicide devalue life

“Laws which permit people to give suicide assistance are dangerous" warns disability campaigner and founder of Hope Ireland, Dr Kevin Fitzpatrick.


Call for solidarity with persecuted Christians

Christians in the Middle and Near East "endure and sustain unspeakable human suffering and degradation, intimidation and displacement" - Archbishop Michael Jackson.


President Higgins attends Mass for Romero

Desperate attempts by thousands of refugees to cross the Mediterranean is a challenge to ‘Christian’ Europe, which demands a coordinated and compassionate response.


Yes vote was show of solidarity towards gays: Bishop

Iona Institute chairman calls on Irish Church “to start teaching its teachings”.


Cardinal Turkson pays tribute to Irish solidarity

“We all have a part to play in protecting and sustaining our common home,” the President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace said in his keynote address on Pope Francis's “integral ecology”.


L’Arche’s Jean Vanier wins 2015 Templeton Prize

"Our society will really become human as we discover that the strong need the weak, just as the weak need the strong. We are all together working for the common good.”


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.


Angelina Jolie meets Pope after Unbroken screening

Vatican spokesman praises biopic of Louis Zamperini for showing “positive human and spiritual values, in particular forgiveness.”


Leinster House honours Mary’s Meals charity

Charity feeding over 920,000 a day in 13 countries exemplifies Celtic spirit of "going out to the whole world and bringing hope and assistance to people in need" - Senator Mullen.


Philippines braces for new typhoon

Up to 100,000 people flee coastal areas to avoid Hagupit which makes landfall this afternoon and may affect up to 32 million people. 


Papal visit to Turkey will benefit ecumenical ties

Ecumenical Patriarch says restoration of Christian unity “cannot happen overnight” but Catholic and Orthodox leaders are working to strengthen ties.


Throw-away culture undermines marriage: Pope

"Marriage should not be seen just as a social rite" Pontiff tells members of Schoenstatt movement.


Bishops highlight conditions in Direct Provision centres

Archbishop Eamon Martin elected president of Irish Bishops Conference.


Dublin Mass marks solidarity with Iraqi Christians

Faithful urged to walk to Mass on Sunday 31 August as a gesture of solidarity with persecuted Christians.


Archbishop laments harshness of church institutions

Christians must reject "climate of violence which all too often in recent times has mired our city, as yesterday when a six year old child was shot."


Build a Union with solidarity at its heart: COMECE

Bishops warn election outcome will shape EU legislature for next half-decade.


‘Solidarity must be the defining value of Budget 2014’

Bishops and Catholic groups appeal for an end to devastating austerity policies.

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