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Archbishop pays tribute to those ‘wrapping a blanket of prayer and compassion’ around Ireland

Archbishop Eamon Martin has paid tribute to priests and pastoral workers who are reaching out to those who feel frightened and vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking at Mass this morning in the Cathedral of Saints Patrick and Colman in Newry, the country’s most-senior Churchman said “it is heart-warming to note the large number of people,…

Dozens of priests die in Italy Covid-19 crisis

Up to 30 priests have died in Italy as a result of the coronavirus pandemic gripping the country, according to the official newspaper of the Church there. Avvenire – the publication of the Italian bishops’ conference – reported that 28 priests were confirmed to have died from Covid-19, while two others died before they had…

Publisher offers free books to parishes

The publisher of Columba books and The Irish Catholic has offered free books and e-books to parishes, so that parishioners can engage in spiritual reading while Masses around the country are disrupted during Lent. “‘Beautiful books to lift your spirit’ is our motto and if ever people needed a lift it is now,” says publisher…