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Diocese of Down and Connor statement on the HIAI Report

The Diocese of Down and Connor has issued a statement in response to the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report which was published today by Sir Anthony Hart. The statement said:   "The Diocese of Down [...]

Statement by Bishop Leo O’Reilly on the publication of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

Bishop Leo O'Reilly, the Bishop of Kilmore diocese, has welcomed the publication today by Judge Anthony Hart of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report. Bishop O'Reilly said, "From the outset I wish to apologise to [...]

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the publication of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has issued a statement on the publication of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry. The Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry was formally established in [...]

Pope Francis praying for victims of Italy avalanche

Pope Francis is praying for the victims of a deadly avalanche in central Italy that struck a mountain hotel hosting some thirty people. The first victims have been pulled from the snow and rubble, and [...]

Cardinal Parolin speaks at World Economic Forum in Davos

The Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, on Wednesday participated in a discussion at the World Economic Forum in Davos. The Holy See’s chief diplomat said Pope Francis has given three goals for Vatican [...]

Pope Francis: ‘Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation’

Pope Francis on Thursday invited the faithful to let themselves be drawn by Jesus pointing out that Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation. Speaking during the homily at morning Mass in the Casa [...]

Dates released for Knock Shrine pilgrimages in 2017

Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, has released its calendar for pilgrimages in 2017. Knock pilgrimage season takes place between April and October. Organised pilgrimages will take place every weekend during the pilgrimage season. Some [...]

Holy Land Coordination wraps up pilgrimage with call for action

As the group of Catholic Bishops who make up the “Holy Land Coordination” wrap up this year’s pilgrimage, it is calling for justice and peace in the Holy Land and reminding the rest of us [...]

Father Tom Deenihan on Catholic Schools Week 2017

Catholic Schools Week 2017 will be celebrated from Sunday 29 January until Saturday 4 February on the theme 'Catholic schools: Learning with Pope Francis to care for our common home'. Father Tom Deenihan from the [...]

Pope Francis reflects on Christian hope and asks for prayers for Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

Pope Francis during his Wednesday General Audience continued his catecheseis on Christian hope and asked for prayers for this Week of Christian Unity. Below find the Pope's English language remarks: Dear Brothers and Sisters:  In [...]

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