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Caritas adopts Oscar Romero as a patron

Caritas Internationalis’ General Assembly closed with member organisations agreeing to adopt a vision of 'One Human Family, Caring for Creation'.


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.


All Ireland hero pays tribute to Irish missionaries

"Missionaries continue to work in some of the most volatile, disadvantaged and challenging countries in the world and they do so selflessly and tirelessly" - Anthony Maher.


Trócaire warns of humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

1.5 million people have been displaced and 4 million face hunger.


Ongoing conflict mars South Sudan’s anniversary

One million displaced within the country and 378,000 seeking refuge in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda.


Trócaire welcomes South Sudan peace deal

But agency warns that deal must lead to improved humanitarian access, as five million people are "in urgent need of aid".


UN Secretary General to meet Pope today

Ban Ki-moon and Pope Francis to discuss fight against poverty and inequality.


Church leaders appeal for peace in South Sudan

People have been catapulted into dire suffering, unable to return to their homes, and now in urgent need of food, clean water and shelter.


Pope calls for an end to war and conflict

Pontiff asks for prayers for an end to injustice towards the hungry and the vulnerable.


Missionary does Omagh run for South Sudan

"Living in Ethiopia is like living in America compared to South Sudan.”


Famine threat warning in South Sudan

"People are on the edge of starvation. This conflict has been devastating and very inhuman" - Mgr Roko Taban Mousa.


Teachers prepare for a better future in South Sudan

Irish charity, Misean Cara, funding teaching project


Policies needed that ensure access to health and education

Cardinal Brady discusses fraternity and the impasse in NI talks in New Year's homily.


Regional leaders meet in Kenya to halt war in South Sudan

Concern 'monitoring situation' as clashes continue in capitals of oil producing states.


Pope Francis focuses on peace in Urbi et Orbi

Pontiff called on God to protect the earth “frequently exploited by human greed and rapacity.”


Church leaders appeal for peace in South Sudan

UN base in Jonglei state besieged as five days of violence leaves over 500 dead.

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