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Pope pays tribute to John Hume’s “untiring efforts to promote dialogue”

"Make no mistake about it – there are people alive today who would not be alive had it not been for John’s vision and his work” - Fr Paul Farren at the Funeral Mass of the former leader of the SDLP.

2020.08.06.

Bishop is wary of those who “hanker after a gilded past”

Acknowledging the reality of sin in the Church is not intended to be a depressing message - Dr Donal McKeown.

2020.07.20.

Ex BBC journalist talks about faith after the convent

“I didn’t lose everything in one day – I didn’t lose my faith, I didn’t lose my hope and I didn’t lose God’s love for me” - Martina Purdy.

2020.05.28.

“My faith is really just part of my identity”

New diocesan youth coordinator in Derry, Lizzie Rea, believes her mission is “to try and get young people back into the Church by helping them to see its good points and its value.”

2019.12.15.

Former Bishop of Derry, Seamus Hegarty, dies

"He had huge shoes to fill, and he served communities in difficult times.”

2019.09.21.

New priest ordained for Derry diocese

Bishop Donal McKeown tells Fr Declan McGeehan, “In a ‘throwaway culture’ where young people face many challenges, including mental health issues, you are called to proclaim hope and not condemnation, grace and not anger.”

2019.06.25.

Catholic Bishop of Derry Pledges Support to Cofl Community after Church Vandalism

Damage caused to stained glass window in Christ Church, Derry. (pic courtesy of BBC)

The Catholic Bishop of Derry, Dr [...]

2017.09.17.

Irish society needs to undergo a lot of truth-telling – Bishop McKeown

“We have buried many people and many facts – and often hope that time will erase their memory. But Resurrection tells me that you cannot kill the truth and bury it.”

2017.04.18.

The world is full of people crying out for healing

"Events from the past must be commemorated with mercy and never with arrogance, triumphalism or victimhood” - Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.12.14.

Dana to address Cursillo 30th anniversary celebration

Cursillo was introduced into Derry Diocese in 1985 and to date over 5,000 people have experienced a Cursillo weekend.

2015.09.07.

“The Church today cannot cling to the status quo”

“If you want to be a fisher of people you have to push the boat out": Bishop Donal McKeown.

2015.04.07.

Freedom of Derry conferred on two retired bishops

Bishop Edward Daly and Bishop James Mehaffey described as “two courageous figures who took huge risks for peace in the most difficult years of the Troubles”.

2015.03.25.

New bishop warns of shallow promises in bling and botox

Episcopal ordination of Bishop Donal McKeown of Derry in St Eugene's Cathedral.

2014.04.07.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop McKeown Bishop of Derry

"Bishop Donal brings many gifts to his new role": Archbishop Eamon Martin.

2014.02.26.
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