Category: Irish News

Pope Francis and President Higgins talk peace process in the North

Strengthening the peace process in the North was among the topics discussed when Pope Francis received President Michael D. Higgins today (Friday) at the Vatican. President Higgins met the Pontiff before meeting Vatican Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, who was accompanied by Vatican Foreign Minister Archbishop Paul Gallagher. A Vatican statement said that during…

Reject ‘fashionable’ urge to knock the Church, pleads former minister

Former Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has urged fellow politicians to resist the temptation to demonise the huge contribution of Catholic education simply because it has become fashionable to criticise the Church. Mr Flanagan said that citizens owed priests and religious a huge debt of gratitude for their tireless commitment, especially when the State lacked the…

‘Mammoth’ construction works equip Knockbeg College for next century

It is important to have a “clear vision for diocesan schools”, according to Bishop Denis Nulty of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, who praised St Mary’s Knockbeg College, Co. Carlow for being “equipped for the next century”. Knockbeg College marked a milestone with an official opening ceremony for their multi-million-euro extension and restoration works…