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September 25, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Saturday held an audience with the “Hospital Sisters of Mercy,” and encouraged them in their mission despite challenges posed by secular culture. Delivering his address in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the sisters, and said they are “a concrete sign of how to express the […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis offered prayers and encouragement to deaf people everywhere on Sunday – the World Day of the Deaf, which marks the close of theInternational Week of the Deaf. “I want to salute all deaf persons – some of whom are here [at theAngelus] – and encourage them to give their part for […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has sent a message marking the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of the Diocese of Quilmes in Argentina. “I know that you are preparing enthusiastically for this anniversary,  and I join you in thanksgiving to God for the gifts received from His divine goodness,” – Pope Francis wrote to Bishop Carlos […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francisprayed the Angelus with the faithful gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, following a Mass to mark the Jubilee of Catechists celebrated as part of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy. In remarks to the faithful ahead of the mid-day prayer of Marian devotion, the Holy Father recalled the beatification – […]

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September 23, 2016

Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin Diocese, has today invited everybody involved in education throughout the diocese to celebrate God’s mercy. A prayer service has been prepared and sent to all primary and post-primary schools. This celebration coincides with Mercy Day, which is celebrated annually by the Sisters of Mercy. Speaking about this Jubilee of […]

The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin of Armagh will celebrate a Thanksgiving Mass this Saturday evening for all those who have been workers of mercy during this Jubilee year. The Archbishop has invited people to share with him the names and work of those who put the corporal and spiritual works of mercy […]

Today, Friday 23 September, the Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin and Minister for Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys TD will officially launch Ministry Advocacy and Compassion a unique audio visual exhibition chronicling the role of the Church in the events of 1916. For the first time, previously unseen historical documents from […]

A gathering for the many people who provide care to people in the local community will be held in Saint Mary’s Church, Navan on Saturday 24 September at 3.00pm. The Parish Pastoral Council have organised this ceremony to mark the Holy Year of Mercy by highlighting the very many ways in which mercy is practiced in the community. Speaking […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Thursday met with the Italian National Council of the Order of Journalists, telling them that truth, professionalism and respect for human dignity were essential elements in their work. Meeting with the assembled Italian journalists in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall on Thursday, Pope Francis told them that there were few professions […]

(Vatican Radio)  Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, called for ‘the enhancement of infection prevention and control, including good sanitation and hygiene both in health care settings and in communities’ in response to the danger of antimicrobial resistance. His comments came in an address to a high-level meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance at the UN […]


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