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Bishop John McAreavey pays tribute to Professor John Monaghan RIP

Bishop McAreavey described the former vice-president of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul as ‘a person of the utmost integrity’ whose work supported ‘the most marginalised in our community.’

Bishop Brendan Leahy pays tribute to ‘true child of Limerick’ Dolores O’Riordan RIP

Bishop Brendan Leahy, Bishop of Limerick, has offered a statement following the death of singer Dolores O’Riordan earlier this week. In his statement Bishop Leahy said that Ms O’Riordan was ‘a true child of Limerick’ [...]

2018 to be a year of Youth and Family for Pope Francis – Cardinal Parolin

The Vatican’s Secretary of State said that 2018 will be characterized 'by the Church’s special attention on young people, that is, on their hopes, goals, and the challenges facing them'.

Faithful invited to ‘Celebrate the Family’ at Derry Diocese conference

In preparation for this year’s World Meeting of Families, the Diocese of Derry will host a special ‘Celebration of Family’ conference in Saint Mary’s College, Derry, on Saturday 3 February from 10.00am to 6.00pm. The [...]

“Pope Francis has placed migrants and refugees before the conscience of the world” – Bishop McAreavey

This Sunday 14 January marks the 104th annual World Day of Migrants and Refugees. Bishop John McAreavey, Bishop of Dromore and Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Justice and Peace, welcomed Pope Francis’ Message for [...]

“You are not forgotten” – Bishop McKeown to meet young Palestinians and Israelis in Holy Land group pilgrimage

Speaking ahead of the pilgrimage, Bishop McKeown said, ‘A key purpose of our pilgrimage is to remind the Christian communities in the Holy Land that they are not forgotten by their brothers and sisters in other parts of the world.’

The reach of Christian solidarity is infinite – Christmas message from Bishop Alan McGuckian

‘It is my prayer in my first Christmas in Raphoe that we will all open our hearts to the shocking, scandalous, truth of Christmas and learn to make our families, with all their weaknesses and strengths, centres of that solidarity that Jesus came to establish on earth.’

World Meeting of Families 2018 share the ‘Joy of Love’ with special family Christmas card

Due to unprecedented demand more than 700,000 of the Christmas Icon cards have been distributed to parishes for distribution to families at Christmas Masses.

Bishop Denis Nulty invites the faithful to ‘make 2018 a year dedicated to the Family’ in Christmas message

Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin has issued his Christmas message for 2017, inviting the faithful to 'make 2018 a year dedicated to the Family' in preparation for next year's World Meeting of [...]

Christmas reminds us that God is with the vulnerable and needy – Christmas message from Bishop Noel Treanor

Bishop Noel Treanor, Bishop of Down and Connor, has issued his Christmas message for 2017. In his message, Bishop Treanor said, ‘God, made visible and personal in Jesus Christ, is the God of the homeless, [...]

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