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Pope Francis blesses the ‘Benedictine Torch of Peace’ ahead of 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

“I invite everyone to become a promoter of the culture of peace in every area of life - Pope Francis

2017-05-19T14:45:58+01:00February 23rd, 2017|News, News Feed|

Pope tells Villarreal football players that team spirit is important in life

Pope Francis has told members of the Spanish Villarreal football club that the team spirit which is so vital in playing a good match is fundamental in life and society as well. The Pope was receiving some of the Villarreal club players, managers and coaching staff who are in Rome to take on the “AS Roma” [...]

2017-05-19T14:46:04+01:00February 23rd, 2017|News|

Derry bishops condemn attempted murder of police officer this morning

Bishop Donal McKeown, Bishop of Derry, and Bishop Ken Good, Bishop of Derry and Raphoe, have issued a joint statement condemning this morning's attempted murder of a police offer in Derry city. The bishops said, "We are appalled at this latest attempt to murder a PSNI officer in our city and relieved that the attack [...]

2017-02-22T23:24:34+01:00February 22nd, 2017|News, News Feed|

Bishops in Northern Ireland ask politicians to reject divisive language and actions in run up to Assembly Election

We depend to a great extent on our political leaders to lead, to govern, to compromise and ultimately, to agree, for the good of all in our society. - Bishops

2017-05-19T14:46:09+01:00February 22nd, 2017|Featured, News Feed|

‘Celebrating Family’ and ‘Quiet Days for Busy People’ feature in new faith renewal series at Knock Shrine

Knock Shrine have released their new series of faith renewal events for the 2017 spring and summer seasons. The new series has been developed to offer new and engaging day retreats, workshops, courses and spiritual concerts to the local community and pilgrims visiting the Shrine. Anticipating the new series, Father Richard Gibbons PP and Rector [...]

2017-02-22T15:48:48+01:00February 22nd, 2017|News|

President of Irish Bishops’ Conference expresses his sympathies on the death of Cardinal Connell RIP

Cardinal Connell was generous with his God-given gifts during his sixty-six years of ministry - Archbishop Eamon Martin

2017-05-19T14:46:17+01:00February 21st, 2017|Featured, News Feed|