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Peer urges Irish to reject British-style abortion laws

12/12/2017 09:58

The Republic of Ireland will hold a referendum on abortion in 2018. The referendum on the Eighth Amendment, which places the life of the unborn on an equal footing to that of the mother, is expected to be held May or June of next year.

The new bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Bishop Brendan Kelly

The new bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Bishop Brendan Kelly

Pope Francis appoints new Bishop of Galway in Ireland

11/12/2017 12:01

Pope Francis has appointed as the new bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh, Ireland, Bishop Brendan Kelly, who presently serves as Bishop of Achrony

 

Pope and The Elders

Pope Francis meets at the Casa Santa Marta with members of 'The Elders', who are marking the 10th anniversary of their foundation by Nelson Mandela

Pope Francis meets 'The Elders' to discuss global concerns

06/11/2017 19:14

Listen to the first part of our exclusive interview with former UN leader Kofi Annan and former Irish President Mary Robinson, two members of The Elders' group of global leaders, following their papal audience on Monday

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

People walk for hours to reach a food distribution site in Malualkuel, in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Irish Church responds to East Africa Crisis

16/07/2017 13:00

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference is responding to the dire humanitarian crisis in East Africa by announcing that special collections at all Masses will take place across Ireland next weekend.

Heydi Foster, CEO of the Dublin based missionary movement, Misean Cara

Heydi Foster, CEO of the Dublin based missionary movement, Misean Cara, during a recent meeting with project beneficiaries in India

Irish Misean Cara movement supporting missionaries worldwide

24/05/2017 15:53

This week the Irish faith-based missionary movement Misean Cara is launching a new five year plan, focused on key areas of education, healthcare, sustainable development and human rights

Pope Francis talks with Michael D. Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland, during a private audience

Pope Francis talks with Michael D. Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland, during a private audience

Pope Francis receives the President of Ireland

22/05/2017 14:40

Pope Francis on Monday morning  received in audience the President of Ireland, His Excellency Michael D. Higgins.

 

Pope Francis' letter for the 2018 World Meeting of Families is presented at a Vatican press conference

Pope Francis' letter for the 2018 World Meeting of Families is presented at a Vatican press conference

Pope's letter for Dublin World Meeting of Families presented

30/03/2017 12:34

Pope Francis has written a letter to the organisers of next year’s World Meeting of Families, who presented the event at the Vatican press office on Thursday morning