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As drought becomes more common, Pope says access to water is a human right

"The aridity of the planet is extending to new regions, and more and more are suffering as a result of the lack of water."

2019.03.23.

Archbishop Martin pays tribute to victims of Ethiopian air crash

Giving the annual Trócaire Lecture in Maynooth, Archbishop of Dublin addressed the issue of migration and warned “the way we treat migrants and especially refugees is a barometer of our humanity”.

2019.03.13.

Government and Irish Aid consider funding abortions in developing countries

Donor nations need to go back to a focus on the “integral care of the person”. What Africans want most of all is basic healthcare for all and that women give birth safely, says Uju Ekeocha, a Nigerian pro life campaigner.

2019.03.13.

Trócaire backs UN treaty bid to stop corporations “making a killing” in drive for profit

“A binding treaty is urgently needed to protect the world’s poorest people and ensure their rights are not discarded in their hunt for profit.”

2019.03.11.

Pope pleads on his birthday for an end to the death penalty

Capital punishment is “contrary to the Gospel as it implies suppressing a life that is always sacred in the eyes of the Creator, and of which only God is the true judge and guarantor”.

2018.12.18.

YOUth Summit brings together Generation2030 Activists to work for sustainable goals

The summit is part of One World Week, a week of youth-led awareness-raising, education and action that takes place throughout Ireland during the third week in November every year.

2018.11.19.

Peace in South Sudan would be “the greatest gift”, says bishop heading relief effort

“The food they have in these camps is not enough. Some of them get only one meal a day.” – Auxiliary Bishop Daniel Adwok Kur of Khartoum

2018.06.25.

Sixty years of soldiering for peace – Ireland’s unique record of UN service

"We salute all of the brave women and men who serve, and have served, in peacekeeping operations around the world, and pay tribute to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the pursuit of peace.”

2018.06.24.

ILO’s moral purpose needed now more than ever, says President Higgins

"Poverty anywhere constitutes a danger to prosperity everywhere." - President Michael D Higgins

2018.06.11.

Syria’s heartbreak must end, says Trócaire

Families are trying to stay alive in dark, ill-equipped shelters in Eastern Ghouta. The shelters are not supplied with enough water or food, and children have not seen sunshine for weeks.

2018.02.26.

Pope calls for dialogue over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme

Comments follow recent war of words between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and the US President Donald Trump over their respective nuclear weapons capability.

2018.01.09.

The Pope’s financial advisor, Peter Sutherland, dies aged 71

“He was a man of deep faith and a devoted Catholic but also one who was critical when necessary” - Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

2018.01.08.

Bishops call for Justice and Reconciliation between Palestinians and Israelis

A century ago the British government declared it would facilitiate the creation of a national home for the Jewish people, but that 'nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine'.

2017.11.04.

Global persecution of Christians at all time high

The report states that every single day Christians suffer persecution for their faith – many of them are left with no choice but to flee for their lives.

2017.10.25.

Rome Declaration is a call for action against online child abuse

Insidious acts, such as cyberbullying, harassment and sextortion, are becoming commonplace. The range and scope of child sexual abuse and exploitation online is shocking.

2017.10.08.

Bishop Crean chides the world for ignoring East Africa crisis

Over 24 million people currently rely on food aid in South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia and Kenya due to a combination of drought and conflict.

2017.06.21.

Trócaire says Irish generosity has lifted millions out of poverty

Aid has delivered so many success stories. Unfortunately, the spread of conflicts and the worsening impacts of climate change are increasingly out-pacing those efforts.

2017.03.11.

Famine in South Sudan

Pope Francis urged people to “commit not to stop at making statements, but also to provide concrete food aid and to allow it to reach suffering populations.”

2017.02.23.

Catholic peace groups urged to support Aleppo bombing protest

“We cannot sit on the fence any more on this issue – we must stand up to this indiscriminate killing of people whether it is Russia or America that is responsible.”

2016.08.26.

Jesuit explores suffering and pain in new book

Fr Brian Grogan SJ highlights how as human beings none of us will escape pain or suffering or the effects of evil in the world. The question is - what we do with the pain.

2016.07.28.

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.

ISIS is committing genocide against Christians: MPs

The crimes committed by ISIS include the rape of children, the killing by crucifixion of Christians and systematic violence against religious minorities.

2016.04.22.

Lecture explores spirituality of Dag Hammarskjöld

Private journal of spirituality of former UN Secretary General shows how he was grappling with how spirituality can become a guiding force in the lives we lead.

2016.03.03.

Welcome for landmark climate deal in Paris

Trócaire warns that deal is a road map for urgent action as opposed to a definitive solution to protect people from the impacts of climate change.

2015.12.13.

‘I come as a pilgrim of peace’ – Pope Francis in CAR

"To all those who make unjust use of the weapons of this world, I make this appeal: lay down these instruments of death!"

2015.11.30.

Pope urges closer cooperation on climate change

“Science & technology have placed in our hands unprecedented power: it is our duty towards humanity, the poor and future generations, to use it for the common good.”

2015.09.14.

Migration crisis is humanitarian emergency: Trócaire

“The current mass movement of people into Europe represents the most serious displacement crisis the European Union has faced in recent times."

2015.08.28.

UN must address migrant tragedy: Italian bishops

“We have to be careful of the fear factor that is sometimes generated on this issue and instead look at more creative ways of welcoming people into the country”: Primate.

2015.08.18.

Trócaire focuses on Sustainable Development Goals

Ireland, as a matter of urgency, must play its part in ensuring these goals are adequately financed: Eamonn Meehan of Trócaire.

2015.07.16.

All faiths mark National Day of Commemoration

Archbishop prayed “for peace in our world, for a future where enmity injustice and division are healed and the horrors of war are no more.”

2015.07.13.
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