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Pope signs up as first World Youth Day pilgrim Pope Francis officially opened registration for the 2016 World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland at the weekend. Joined by a young man and a young woman, the Pope was handed a tablet where he launched the online registration. “There, I am registered!” he said to cheers from the pilgrims and visitors. “Through this electronic…

Staff reporter Readers of The Irish Catholic are invited to the launch of a new study guide to the Pope’s encyclical on the environment. Trocaire’s Executive Director Éamonn Meehan will launch the book authored by theologian Fr Eamonn Conway and The Irish Catholic journalist Cathal Barry in Dublin next week. The key document acts as…

The Administrator of Navan parish in Co. Meath had to step in to end a brawl between a large group of men that erupted outside St Mary’s Church after Mass on Sunday afternoon. The Irish Examiner reported that Peadar Tóibín, Sinn Féin TD for Meath West said as Mass concluded he “could hear raised voices…

The Parish Priest for the Travelling community in Dublin has said a recent meeting with Government representatives has given hope of formal State recognition of Traveller ethnicity.   Fr Derek Farrell, PP of the Parish of the Travelling People, attended a Roundtable Meeting on Traveller Ethnicity last week with representatives of Traveller organisations and senior…

A Benedictine monk from Kerala in India who was visiting Portlaoise was injured in an attack on Saturday July 18.  Bro. Dominic Savio answered a call at the front door at about 11:30 at night, only to be pushed inside by two attackers bearing knives. A knife was held to his throat, and he was…