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Archbishop of Canterbury honours Derry bishops

“Community is built by good relationships and by emphasising our long, shared history rather than our more recent divided past" - Bishop Donal McKeown.


Celebrate Water on National Holy Wells Day

Organisers of the annual National Holy Wells Day (NHWD) invite people to visit their local holy well and pray there for the protection and fair distribution of water.


Archaeologists recover more information on St Colmcille in Iona

Carbon dating has led to the breakthrough, which proves samples of hazel charcoal, unearthed in an excavation of a wattle and timber structure on Iona 60 years ago, are from the exact period the saint lived in the Inner Hebridean monastery.


Derry’s Catholic and CofI bishops undertake joint walk for peace

Between 27 to 29 April, Bishops Donal McKeown and Ken Good will undertake a 30-mile walk together to promote reconciliation and highlight their shared Christian heritage.


New Bishop of Argyll and the Isles ordained

Bishop Brian McGee is the son of Irish emigrants originally from Donegal and Belfast who settled in Scotland.


New bishop of Argyll & the Isles has Irish roots

Diocese "has an ancient and proud heritage whose roots stretch back almost one and a half thousand years preceding even its spiritual father, St Columba.”


Kells to celebrate St Columcille in 2014

High point of year-long celebrations will be events to mark feast day of Columcille in June.


Cardinal Levada concerned by catechism-lite Catholics

Former CDF Prefect gives catechesis address in Maynooth.


President Higgins attends Iona service commemorating St Columba

Service at mediaeval abbey recalls 1,450th anniversary of St Columba's arrival on the island.

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