Archbishop Eamon Martin published a short video from the decimated town of Batnaya on the Nineveh Plains of northern Iraq.
The event was organised under the auspices of the Armagh Cathedrals Partnership.
The Nativity scene and the Christmas tree will remain on display until the feast of the Baptism of Jesus, January 13, 2019, that marks the end of the Christmas season.
The Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, Mr Seán Ó'FearghaÍl TD, presented Brother Kevin with the award.
The amalgamation now leaves the total number of parishes in the Archdiocese of Dublin at 197 with further mergers expected next year.
Bishops commend Trócaire for the care and assistance it provides to people living in poverty and conflict.
During Advent, ask Jesus to teach us us to pray - Pope Francis
The official website for the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 was launched on Friday, 30 November 2018.
Wakefulness and prayer are two key attitudes that will help us have a good Advent - Pope Francis .