Archive | News

Statement by Bishop Leo O’Reilly on the publication of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

I welcome the publication today by Judge Anthony Hart of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report. From the outset I wish to apologise to everyone who suffered abuse perpetrated by a priest or religious.  To abuse a child is a most abhorrent act, is evil and to be condemned unreservedly. Today I am thinking in […]

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the publication of the report of the Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry

The publication today by Sir Anthony Hart of the Report into historical institutional abuse in Northern Ireland is a significant moment for survivors and their families.  They are uppermost in my thoughts today.  Notwithstanding the distressing experience of telling their harrowing stories to the Inquiry, they have shown courage, dignity and perseverance in bringing to […]

Statement by the Diocese of Down & Connor in Response to the HIAI Report

The Diocese of Down and Connor acknowledges, with a profound sense of shame, the report prepared by the HIAI and commends the professionalism of Sir Anthony Hart and all those who assisted him in conducting the investigations and preparing this report. This report raises many important safeguarding matters and provides a comprehensive and harrowing review […]

Speaking notes of Archbishop Eamon Martin to Pope Francis for the Irish bishops’ Ad Limina meeting

A Athair Ró Naofa, Ba mhaith liom buíochas a gabháil leat as ucht an cuireadh chuig an Suí Naofa agus an fáilte a thug tú dúinn le linn an cuairt seo Ad Limina Apostolorum. Most Holy Father, Thank you for your invitation to the Holy See for our visit ‘ad limina apostolorum’, and for your […]

Irish bishops to host press conference as part of their 2017 Ad Limina visit to the Holy See

As part of their ten-day Ad Limina visit Irish bishops will be meeting the Holy Father Pope Francis in the Vatican tomorrow morning Friday, 20 January.  For media queries please contact Martin Long, Director of the Catholic Communications Office, who is in Rome. After their meeting with Pope Francis, the bishops will host a press […]

Information for media on the Funeral Mass for Dermot Gallagher RIP

“Christians make the grandest claim for baptism. Everyone who is baptised is created for no other reason than he or she might share in eternal life” “His was a noble sense of service and duty, always committed to the ideals of public life, a conscientious consummate diplomat” At 11.00am today, the Funeral Mass for the […]

Information for media on the Funeral Mass for Dermot Gallagher RIP

“Christians make the grandest claim for baptism. Everyone who is baptised is created for no other reason than he or she might share in eternal life” “His was a noble sense of service and duty, always committed to the ideals of public life, a conscientious consummate diplomat” At 11.00am today, the Funeral Mass for the […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s message to Northern Ireland politicians

At this critical moment, as my fellow Church leaders have already done this week, I offer a message to our politicians and all who serve in the civil and political sphere.  Consider carefully your responsibility and noble vocation to work for the common good.  The premature collapse of our political institutions so soon after the […]

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin speaks about his hopes for World Meeting of Families 2018 ahead of Pope Francis’ meeting with the Irish bishops

“Pope Francis has said now to so many people that he wants to come to Dublin for the Meeting that we can be sure that this is his intention” “My biggest hope is that it will be an occasion to renew confidence in the family” – Archbishop Martin In a video interview ahead of Pope […]

Irish bishops’ Ad Limina visit to Pope Francis and to the Holy See

On Friday 20 January the bishops will collectively have an audience with Pope Francis.

The IEC provides external links as convenience to our users. The appearance of external links does not constitute endorsement by IEC of the information, products or services contained therein.