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Bishops express concern at rise in homelessness

Bishops have expressed their concern at the rise in homelessness across our country.  They were speaking following their Winter General Meeting which concluded in Maynooth today. Bishops said, "According to the Society of Saint Vincent [...]

Pope Francis begins new catechesis series on Christian Hope

Pope Francis began a new catechesis series at his General Audience today, focusing on the theme of “Christian hope.” It is especially important to reflect on this theme, he said, during the season of Advent, [...]

Caritas Europa: Migrants make Europe stronger!

Caritas Europa have issued a new publication entitled ‘Welcome – Migrants make Europe stronger’. The publication highlights the ‘barriers’ that prevent millions of migrants from becoming full-fledged members of the European societies in which they live. [...]

Kildare and Leighlin diocese presents Pope John Paul II Awards to 295 young people

The seventh annual Pope John Paul II Award Ceremony for the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin took place on Friday 2 December in the Church of the Holy Family, Askea, Carlow. A total of 295 [...]

Pope’s letter read at girl’s funeral

On November 23, in the small Italian village of Massafra, a funeral Mass was offered for a young Italian girl, 10-year-old Paolina, who had died from a serious illness. The Requiem Mass took place in [...]

Pope Francis meets film director Martin Scorsese in Vatican

Pope Francis on Wednesday met the Italian-American movie director Martin Scorsese whose latest film Silence recounts the persecution of a group of Jesuit missionaries in 17th century Japan. Scorsese was accompanied at the audience in the [...]

Pope Francis sends condolences following Columbia plane crash

Pope Francis has sent a telegram of condolence to the Cardinal Archbishop of Brasilia in Brazil following a plane crash which killed 71 people including members of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense. They were on [...]

Diocese of Meath donates €25,000 for victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Bishop Michael Smith, Bishop of Meath, has sent a donation of €25,000 to aid victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. The donation included a number of contributions from parishes in the Diocese of Meath eager [...]

Digital Detox Day at Knock Shrine this weekend

A Digital Detox Day will be held at Knock Shrine on Saturday 3 December as part of the ongoing Faith Renewal series of events. The event will take place from 10am–4pm in the Prayer Guidance [...]

Pope Francis receives Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Pope Francis received the Taoiseach (Prime Minister) of Ireland, Enda Kenny, on Monday. A communiqué from the Press Office of the Holy See reports that the Pope and Taoiseach held cordial discussions, in which they [...]