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Trócaire’s Éamonn Meehan to retire

At the time of his appointment as Executive Director in 2013 Éamonn Meehan saw the overseas work of Trócaire as being at the heart of tackling worldwide challenges of poverty, inequality and injustice.

2018.05.02.

Church leaders pay tribute following the death of Winnie Mandela

For over 50 years Winnie Mandela was “a major figure in the struggle for a free and democratic South Africa

2018.04.05.

Largest-ever joint divestment from fossil fuels

The institutions are located on five continents, and represent fields ranging from a holy site, to finance, and church hierarchical bodies.Their decision to withdraw financial support for fossil fuels is based on both their shared value of environmental protection and the financial wisdom of preparing for a carbon-neutral economy.

2017.10.11.

Over €2 million spent on Edmund Rice projects

“ERD will ensure people living in poverty are at the centre of everything we do and every decision we make”.

2017.08.16.

President Higgins speaks out against xenophobia

“Racism and xenophobia are garnering electoral power in many countries” – President Higgins.

2016.11.23.

Priest who survived South Africa shooting to take up Belfast post

Ordained a Passionist priest in 1993, Fr Kieran Creagh CP was shot three times in February 2007 during a violent robbery on his home, which is attached to the Leratong AIDS hospice.

2016.09.11.

Irish Capuchins welcome four new novices

“A very proud moment for our two provinces of Ireland and Great Britain and Vice Province of South Africa and for the Order as a whole – truly a sign of God’s blessings upon us.”

2016.09.06.

Ulster rugby players to speak about their faith

Ruan Pienaar, Wiehahn Herbst and Paul Marshall will be interviewed by the BBC’s Mark Simpson St Anne’s Cathedral in Belfast on 25 January.

2016.01.08.

MSCs to attend beatification of man they baptised

Benedict Daswa was baptised by Fr Gus O’Brien (MSC), who is originally from Galway, while Fr John Finn (MSC) from Clare presided at his burial.

2015.09.10.

Theology should be done at coal face of experience

Bishop Kevin Dowling of Rustenburg in South Africa tells CORI AGM that to restate and reaffirm traditional ideals for marriage is the easy part.

2015.06.17.

Respond! CEO Fr Patrick Cogan to retire

Franciscan was one of the founder members of Respond! in 1981 and has been its CEO for over 30 years during which time 5,500 homes have been built.

2015.05.11.

President Higgins makes Ebola plea in Ethiopia

On behalf of the Irish people, President pays tribute to the “courageous” health workers, doctors and nurses, battling to contain the virus.

2014.11.06.

Three new vocations for Sacred Heart orders

Two men and one woman join the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSC) and the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart (OLSH).

2014.09.09.

Missionaries of Sacred Heart seeking volunteers

Young people invited to join volunteering project for 2014.

2014.01.14.

South Africa filled with gratitude for Madiba: Cardinal

"Though Mandela was not a Catholic, much of what he did and stood for is very much in line with Catholic Social Teaching," Archbishop of Durban states.

2013.12.11.

Dunnes Stores strikers hope to attend Mandela funeral

Mandate chief says attendance would be "a fitting tribute from the Irish trade union movement."

2013.12.08.

Tributes paid following the death of Nelson Mandela

"Our nation has lost its greatest son. Our people have lost a father" - President Zuma.

2013.12.06.
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