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Bishop Leahy speaks out against racism and intolerance

Some of those who come to Ireland have escaped from very dangerous situations, including religious persecution. On top of the trauma of losing their homes, jobs and often their families, they now face the challenge of being strangers in Ireland – Bishop Leahy.

2019.09.18.

Build relationships at local level so all feel welcome, urge bishops

“In our rapidly changing Ireland, we appeal for a new-found respect for every human person, without exception, and a complete avoidance of the use of offensive language."

2019.06.15.

Pope’s peace message highlights importance of political office

In the 52nd World Day of Peace message, Pope Francis admonishes those whose political addresses blame every evil on migrants as “unacceptable”.

2018.12.19.

Call from bishop to confront racism in England

Bishop Paul McAleenan stated that society in England has experienced a significant rise in hate crime since the 2016 referendum and last year’s terror attacks.

2018.10.03.

Vatican co-hosts conference on xenophobia

It is vital to understand the many reasons for migration, including those fleeing from wars, and to avoid making migrants "scapegoats for everything that creates the problems of the world today" - WCC

2017.12.17.

Dublin faith leaders stand “shoulder to shoulder” following Berlin attack

Lord Mayor of Dublin launches Interfaith Charter dealing with issues such as religious freedom, inter-faith dialogue and the promotion of religious diversity.

2016.12.21.

President Higgins speaks out against xenophobia

“Racism and xenophobia are garnering electoral power in many countries” – President Higgins.

2016.11.23.

Bishop Treanor condemns destruction of Jewish graves

“What a tragedy and blemish that the long-present, beloved and treasured Jewish families of our community should suffer yet again such actions of disrespect, violence to the memory of their beloved dead."

2016.08.29.

‘Level of solidarity with refugees often inadequate’

At the annual Festival of Peoples celebration, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin stresses that those who contribute to the common good in Irish society have rights.

2016.05.16.

“We share in the grief of the entire city of Paris”

Church leaders call for prayers to be said in churches across the country today for those killed and injured in the "barbaric and monstrous attacks" in Paris.

2015.11.15.

Pope meets relatives of Carrickmines fire tragedy

"To know that the Holy Father is with us even when the Government does not appear to be with us, that is why we are so religious.”

2015.10.27.

Service marks bicentenary of Battle of Waterloo

“The pity of war should never be far from our prayers and our thoughts at such a time as this” - Archbishop Richard Clarke.

2015.06.19.
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