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Altar rededicated at St Catherine’s after 2012 fire

Celebrating the restoration of the Dublin church, Archbishop says the parish can begin to set priorities for its pastoral mission in the years to come.


Pope calls for prayers for forgotten souls

Pontiff marks Feast of All Souls and hails “the anonymous who rest in common graves as unknown saints”.


Killing in name of religion a grave sacrilege: Pope

"May no one use religion as a pretext for actions against human dignity and against ... the right to life and the right to religious freedom!"


Archbishop prays for Irish peace-keepers

Archbishop Martin also suggests "Church must find new ways of listening to the special witness of married couples."


Pope and cardinal concerned for Iraq’s Christians

Concrete humanitarian steps needed in order to respond to the desperate situation of Iraqi Christians and all minorities Cardinal Brady warns.


Increase in number of children crossing into US

US Catholic bishops, Mercy Sisters and other charities call for a more humane response to those crossing Mexican border.


Pope pleas for peace in Gaza, Iraq and Ukraine

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


Have courage “to say no to corruption & lawlessness”

A friend of God is committed to safeguarding life, the environment and nature Pope Francis states in Caserta.


Pax Christi decries renewed violence in Gaza

UN Security Council urged to immediately take all necessary measures to end new cycle of violence in Israel and Palestine.


Three permanent deacons ordained in Dublin

Church has yet to discover fully the place of the diaconate within it: Archbishop Martin.


Archbishop laments harshness of church institutions

Christians must reject "climate of violence which all too often in recent times has mired our city, as yesterday when a six year old child was shot."


Pope announces September visit to Albania

Pontiff critical of 'throwaway culture' and neglect towards young and old in "tired Europe".


Children suffer effects of housing crisis

Barnardos urges Government to quickly address rising rents and serious lack of social housing.


Linking violence to God is perverse: Tauran

Religious leaders must be at the forefront of efforts to promote peace in their societies.


Appeal to politicians to work together

CofI Archbishop expresses concern over the tension of recent days in Northern Ireland.


Peace involves building the structures: President

Need to bring “accountability to unaccountable forces encouraging fear in our world".


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.


Archbishops lead Good Friday Walk of Witness

"Integrity may often leave us on our own, without allies, open to aggressive behaviour."


Archbishop and Bishop concerned by violence

“It is really damaging the fabric of the way we live."


Archbishop Martin deplores knife and gun culture

Church leader expresses “horror” at brutal killing in the Phoenix Park.


Call for perpetrators of violence to be shamed in order to protect Irish society

Archbishop Martin addresses members of the judiciary at a Mass to mark the start of the new law term.


Pope Condemns Deadly Bomb Attacks on Pakistan Church

As many as 78 dead following suicide attacks on Peshawar church.


Shame perpetrators of violence Archbishop Martin urges

"Vendetta generates further vendetta and leaves perpetrators and the community less secure.”


Cardinal Brady appeals for prayers for peace in Syria

Primate warns "Violence offers no hope for the future."


Pope exhorts G20 to set aside military solution for Syria

Violence never begets peace Pontiff says as he invites everyone to pray and fast for Syria.


Church of Ireland Bishop condemns Belfast violence

Call for restraint as efforts to build a shared future redoubled.


CofI Primate dismayed by Belfast violence and disorder

Abusing or endangering the lives of PSNI officers "wholly unacceptable".

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