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Pope Francis appeals for fraternity in Yemen and Syria

In his traditional Christmas day Urbi et Orbi message, the Pontiff prayed that Syrians might “find fraternity after long years of war” and that Yemen’s recent truce would bring relief to its people and children “exhausted by war and famine”.

2018.12.26.

Women speak out about the effects abortion had on them

Former Taoiseach, John Bruton, has once again urged people to vote No in the referendum.

2018.05.16.

Pope Francis prays for children caught up in conflict

“May beloved Syria at last recover respect for the dignity of every person through a shared commitment to rebuild the fabric of society, without regard for ethnic and religious membership.”

2017.12.26.

25 December established as a holiday in Ukraine

“It is great joy to the faithful, who often had to go to work or school and who will now be able to celebrate Christmas in full.” - Archbishop of Lviv

2017.12.02.

Prayer is our first response to vocations crisis, Pope tells Die Zeit

One of the things I pray for every day is a sense of humour! – Pope Francis.

2017.03.13.

‘No reports of racism against Polish immigrants in Ireland’

The Chairman of the Polish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants, Bishop Wiesław Lechowicz, came to Dublin to celebrate the 170th anniversary of the dedication of St Audoen’s Church - home now to the Polish chaplaincy.

2016.09.23.

Primate to lead 20km pilgrimage for peace in Rome

The “pervasive crime, gangland killings and continued threat of paramilitary violence" as well as poverty & homelessness shows "much still needs to be done to create a culture of life & prosperity for all."

2016.06.14.

Church bells toll for Chernobyl on 30th anniversary

Service organised by the Greater Chernobyl Cause charity in association with Cork City Council recalls those worst affected by 1986 nuclear disaster.

2016.04.26.

Pope prays for victims of Chernobyl disaster

Adi Roche, founder of the Chernobyl Children International charity, to address the UN on 30th anniversary of worst nuclear accident in history.

2016.04.23.

Europe needs to be constructive actor for peace

Peace and security policies were at the centre of the debate of the spring plenary assembly of COMECE's bishops in Brussels.

2016.03.07.

Synod on family concludes with message of mercy

Synod Fathers call for a more welcoming Church for cohabitating couples and Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried.

2015.10.25.

‘Europe is a project of reconciliation not division’

President of the Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the European Union (COMECE), Cardinal Reinhard Marx comments on the Greek crisis.

2015.07.17.

Archbishop detects mood of uncertainty at Davos

Crisis of leadership and income inequalities are among key issues under discussion at this year’s gathering of the world’s political and business elite.

2015.01.23.

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.

2015.01.13.

Pope prays in solidarity with suffering Ukrainians

Primate of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church warns of religious discrimination in annexed Crimea and the eastern war zone.

2014.08.25.

Archbishop Clarke marks outbreak of World War I

Memorialising must consider violence, carnage, and suffering of the innocent in Gaza, Israel, Syria, Ukraine and Iraq today, Church of Ireland Primate suggests.

2014.08.05.

Pope pleas for peace in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine

Pontiff recalls "senseless slaughter" of First World War on centenary of the outbreak of conflict.

2014.07.28.

Bishops promote prayers for peace initiative

Prayers include the prayer of St Francis, a prayer by Cardinal Newman, and a prayer at bedtime.

2014.07.28.

Pope prays for Iraq’s persecuted Christians

Pontiff assures Christians of the Middle East of his closeness and constant prayer.

2014.07.21.

Pope Francis prays for victims of MH17

Minister for Foreign Affairs expresses condolences to family of Irish-born victim, Edel Mahady.

2014.07.19.

Prayers for peace in Iraq and Ukraine today

Bishop McAreavey of Dromore asks for prayers to be included at Masses.

2014.06.15.

Pope calls for an end to war and conflict

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

2014.04.21.

Faithful urged to celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Mass

Call for Govt to increase resettlement commitment to victims of Syrian conflict to 300.

2014.03.13.

Pope calls for dialogue to resolve crisis in Ukraine

"Heartfelt appeal" to international community to support initiatives for dialogue and harmony.

2014.03.03.

Ukraine’s bishops welcome solidarity and prayers

The danger that one of our neighbours will provoke a civil war has not blown over: Archbishop Shevchuk.

2014.02.26.
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