Category: News

Pope, bishops call for peace as Peru protests turn deadly

Peru’s bishops pleaded for peace as violent protests against the country’s current president and legislature have claimed the lives of dozens of people. “We deplore the violence that has been unleashed because violence only begets more violence,” the Peruvian bishops’ conference said in a message published January 20. “The death of more than 50 Peruvian brothers and…

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Finding Hope with Charlie Bird and Sr Stan

Veteran RTÉ broadcaster and advocate for those living with Motor Neurone Disease Charlie Bird  will visit Sr Stan at the Sanctuary on Dublin’s Stanhope Street on February 7 at 3pm, where Sr Stan will present him with a copy of her book, Finding Hope. Sr Stan dedicated the book to Mr Bird “for his inspiration,…

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Trócaire CEO ‘honoured’ with new appointment

The CEO of Trócaire, Caoimhe de Barra, has been elected the Chief Executive Officer of an umbrella group of Catholic social justice organisations. Caoimhe de Barra said the appointment to her new role in Coopération Internationale pour le Développement et la Solidarité (CIDSE), is an “honour and a privilege”. Having been a board member since 2020, she said:…

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EU and religious leaders hold high-level meeting on Ukraine

European bishops met with the European Commission (EC) to share their perspectives on the impacts of war in Ukraine, emphasising the positive role played by Churches. Churches are “frontline operational field actors” in providing humanitarian care to Ukraine and neighbouring countries, Archbishop Cyril Vasil told the EC. The archbishop of the Greek-Catholic Eparchy of Kosice,…

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Vatican roundup

Ukraine’s religious leaders renew invitation to Pope to visit Kyiv Ukraine’s religious leaders asked Pope Francis to visit Kyiv, said Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk of Kyiv-Halych, the head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church. In a meeting with the Pope January 25, members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religions once again extended the invitation to…

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In Brief

Christian baker loses appeal over transgender cake case A Colorado appellate court has ruled against a baker who appeared in court once again for declining to make a cake that contradicts his religious beliefs. While Jack Phillips’ successful US Supreme Court case concerned his refusal to make a same-sex wedding cake, he now faces a…

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In Short

Archbishop Martin welcomes Pope’s Communication’s Day message Archbishop Eamon Martin has welcomed Pope Francis’ message for World Communications day, which takes place May 18. The Primate of All-Ireland welcomed the message, saying the Pope “invites all of us to optimise our emotional intelligence when we deal with others, and in particular when we are undertaking…

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