Monthly Archives: November 2016


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 their way to a South American cup final in Colombia when the accident happened. In the message signed by Vatican [...]

By |2016-11-30T09:21:45+00:0030/11/2016|

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 to express solidarity with the people of Haiti. Hurricane Matthew made landfall on Haiti early on Tuesday 4 October 2016. [...]

By |2016-11-29T15:36:11+00:0029/11/2016|

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 Centre, Knock Shrine. The cost is €30 which will include lunch at the Knock House Hotel. The Faith Renewal series [...]

By |2016-11-29T09:50:42+00:0029/11/2016|

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 evoked the historical ties between the Holy See and Ireland, and underlined the continued contribution ensured by the Catholic Church [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:53:44+01:0028/11/2016|

Bishop Fintan Monahan to lead Mercy on the Mall initiative in Skycourt Shopping Centre, Shannon

Bishop Fintan Monahan, Bishop of Killaloe, will be among 20 priests present in Skycourt Shopping Centre, Shannon, for the second Mercy on The Mall day on Thursday 8 December next. From 1.00pm to 6.00pm, 20 priests from the Diocese of Killaloe will make themselves available to shoppers and people in Skycourt who would like to [...]

By |2016-11-28T09:34:06+00:0028/11/2016|

Knock Shrine awarded TripAdvisor certificate of excellence

Knock Shrine has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, for consistently receiving great reviews from visitors to the pilgrimage site. The TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and frequency of reviews submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:53:54+01:0025/11/2016|

Pope’s new Apostolic Letter to be available shortly in Veritas stores and online

Copies of Pope Francis' new Apostolic Letter entitled Misericordia et misera, (“Mercy and Misery”), issued to coincide with the conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy on 20 November, will be available shortly in all nine Veritas stores and on In 2013, Veritas published Pope Francis’ first Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of [...]

By |2017-05-19T14:53:55+01:0024/11/2016|