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Bishop pays tribute to those who took risks to defend right to life

Politicians who supported the campaign to repeal the Eighth Amendment are “clearly out of communion” with the Church warns Bishop Kevin Doran.

2019.01.02.

Church leaders focus on Brexit concerns in New Year’s messages

Archbishop Eamon Martin warns “There can be no going back to the days of violence and death on our streets” as he appeals to politicians to “reject divisive language and actions” during 2019.

2019.01.01.

Bishop highlights asylum seekers’ “dire circumstances”

Addressing the congregation at Raheen parish in Limerick in his New Year’s ‘World Day of Peace’ homily, Bishop Brendan Leahy warned the faithful to be particularly vigilant to avoid exploitation of women and children.

2018.01.02.

Migrants and refugees are at the heart of Pope’s World Day of Peace message

All indicators available suggest that global migration will continue for the future. Some consider this a threat. For my part, I ask you to view it as an opportunity to build peace

2018.01.01.

Let the Sign of Peace empower you

Become active ambassadors for peace in the Church and in the world, beginning in your own homes, families, workplaces and neighbourhoods, says Archbishop Eamon Martin

2018.01.01.

Courage of unarmed Gardaí praised by Bishop of Elphin

“Being unarmed does seem to suggest that, as a matter of policy, Gardaí will seek to respond to crime in a non-violent way. By doing this, they contribute to reducing the level of violence, rather than escalating it.”

2017.01.03.

Gangland violence must stop Archbishop warns

“Violence only leads to retaliation and further grief” and those who resort to violence are left in an insecurity in which “they know no sophisticated modern security systems can really protect them or their loved ones.”

2017.01.03.

Killaloe launches ‘Be Proud of Your Parish’ project

‘’The Diocese of Killaloe is home to some of the most beautiful views, extraordinary vistas and areas of breath taking natural beauty.”

2016.08.18.

Bishop urges book clubs to study Pope’s message

"We remember in a special way during this Christmas season the plight of those Christians who have lost everything for their faith.”

2016.01.04.

We must re-read our history & heal our memories

Bishop Leahy pays tribute to DUP leader Arlene Foster as an example of how we can deal with the past.

2016.01.02.

‘Religious freedom is at the heart of human rights’

Speaking on World Day for Peace, Bishop of Cork & Ross says “Turning to violence in the name of religion is a perversion of everything that a religion stands for.”

2015.01.02.

Human trafficking is a real problem in Ireland

Archbishop tells members of Oireachtas and Diplomatic Corps that hidden in Irish society is a serious problem of people who are the victims of trafficking.

2015.01.02.

‘What can we do to tackle scandal of trafficking’

Catholic Primate says New Year's resolution should include personal and public awareness of what trafficking is and how it can be prevented.

2015.01.01.

Pope Francis appeals for an end to slavery

Message for ‘World Day of Peace’ tackles human slavery, migration, slave labour, organ trafficking, those forced into prostitution, and child soldiers.

2014.12.11.

Cardinal shocked by killing of couple in Pakistan

Lawyer for Shahzad and Shama Masih says young couple were beaten by an angry Muslim mob on Tuesday and then burned alive.

2014.11.08.

Pope focuses on slavery for World Day of Peace

This social plague remains all too real in today’s world Pontiff warns.

2014.08.22.
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