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Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, has issued a message for ‘Day for Life’ 2016 in which he calls on “all those who believe in a better future for humanity to preserve the dignity and sanctity of human life in all its stages and conditions, as an affirmation of our […]

Paying tribute to Bishop MacDaid, Archbishop Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, said, “I wish to express my deep gratitude to Bishop Liam MacDaid whose resignation as Bishop of Clogher was accepted by Pope Francis today on grounds of ill health.  Bishop MacDaid has been a valued member of the Episcopal […]

Archbishop Diarmiud Martin of Dublin has paid tribute to Father Derek Farrell, calling him “a true friend of the Travelling People” who did not seek any great publicity for himself but placed his talents fully at the service of the Travellers and their place in society. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin has also expressed solidarity with […]

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October 2, 2016

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis met Catholic charity workers in the Georgian capital and encouraged them in their work, saying “the poor and the weak are the ‘flesh of Christ’ who call upon Christians of every confession, urging them to act without personal interests, following only the prompting of the Holy Spirit.” The meeting took place […]

(Vatican Radio)  In Tbilisi Saturday, Pope Francis offered words of consolation to Georgia’s small Catholic community  and invited the faithful to be like little children who are so lovingly embraced by God. Celebrating Mass at Tbilisi’s Mikheil Meskhi Stadium on day two of his pastoral visit to the country, Pope Francis spoke of the “importance […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ final engagement on Saturday in Georgia was a visit to theSvietyskhoveli Patriarchal Cathedral in the ancient capital of Mtskheta, the seat of the Orthodox Church of Georgia. In his address, the Pope spoke of Christian identity which, he said, “is maintained when deeply rooted in faith, and also when it is […]

(Vatican Radio) In a video message to the people of Argentina, Pope Francis spoke of his regret at not being able to visit his homeland this year or in 2017, saying he already has planned trips to Asia and Africa next year. Watch the Pope’s video message:   The Pope assured his compatriots that he […]

(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis’ first engagement on Saturday afternoon in the Georgian capital was a meeting with priests, religious and seminarians in Tbilisi’s Church of the Assumption. In an off-the-cuff address to the gathering, the Pope warned against what he termed “a global war to destroy marriage” in contemporary society, saying the great enemy of […]

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October 2, 2016

(Vatican Radio) One of the highlights of the Holy Father’s first day in Georgia was his meeting with the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, and with the Members of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church. In his address during the meeting, Pope Francis focused on the love of Christ as a basis […]

This Sunday across Ireland marks the celebration of Day for Life, a day dedicated to raising awareness about the meaning and value of human life at every stage, and in every condition. Day for Life is celebrated each year by the Catholic Church in Ireland, Scotland, and in England & Wales. The theme for this […]


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