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Pope Francis prays for victims of Barcelona terrorist attack

Pope Francis "has learned with great concern what is happening in Barcelona,” according to a statement this afternoon from the Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke. "The Pope prays for victims of [...]

1,200 young people expected at this years Y2K Summer Festival in Roscrea

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Come Closer, Hear my Word’.

Cardinal Kevin Farrell to deliver keynote address at Down and Connor’s Faith and Life Convention

Theme of the 2017 Faith and Life Convention is 'Faith in the Family'

Pope Francis prays for victims of Sierra Leone mudslide

The Holy Father is praying for all those who have died and he has asked for “divine blessings of strength and consolation” on their grieving family and friends.

National Novena to Our Lady of Knock begins today on theme ‘Living Life to the Full’

One of the main highlights of the Novena will take place on Monday 21 August with the launch of the World Meeting of Families 2018 programme ‘Amoris: Let’s talk Family, Let’s be Family!’

US bishops condemn Virginia violence and ask for prayers for peace

We also stand ready to work with all people of goodwill for an end to racial violence and for the building of peace in our communities.

Elphin diocese to host Triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima this weekend

A special triduum in honour of Our Lady of Fatima will take place in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, this weekend, from Friday 11 August to Sunday 13 August.

Pope Francis prays for peace following attack on Nigerian Massgoers and violence in Central African Republic

At today's general audience in the Vatican, Pope Francis appealed for an end to “every form of hatred and violence”, especially those “perpetrated in places of worship, where the faithful gather to pray”. Pope Francis [...]

Father Manfred Desalaers reflects on Edith Stein, Martyr and Patron of Europe, who died at Auschwitz 75 years ago today

Today, 9 August, is the Feast of Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, also known as Edith Stein, and marks the 75th anniversary of her death at the Nazi death camp in Auschwitz, Poland.

Gaza on the brink – Theme of Trócaire’s 2017 human rights talks

This week Trócaire will host it’s annual human rights talks in association with the Belfast and Derry Féiles. This year’s talks will be on the theme ‘Gaza on the brink’.