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"My diocese no longer exists.” Chaldean Archbishop Shimoun Emil Nona of Mosul speaks of the dispersing of Christians from the city as militant Islamist cement their hold.   “In keeping with a long, shadowy, legacy of antipathy, justices who happen to be Catholics… are branded and bullied by a group who only succeed in providing…

On July 5 St Francis’ Church, Meelick, Co. Galway, celebrated 600 years since its foundation. The church was originally a Franciscan friary, becoming a diocesan church after the Famine, and the association with the Franciscans was marked by the presence of a number of the order. The Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Charles Brown arrived by boat…

A large gathering of family, relatives and friends of deceased De La Salle Brothers from all over Ireland were in Castletown, Portlaoise, for a commemorative Mass and social recently. The chief celebrant and homilist was Fr Peter from Nigeria, a former student of the Brothers in Yola. The organist was Br Tim McLaughlin and the…