Address by Cardinal Cahal B.Daly at Inter-Church Carol Service in Layde Church of Ireland Parish Church, Cushendall, Co Antrim
The Bishop of Cloyne, the Most Rev. John Magee, will ordain two new priests, Fr Patrick Thomas Relihan and Fr Anthony Sheehan for service in the Diocese of Cloyne in the Cathedral of St. Colman, Cobh today.
Statement issued on behalf of the Independent Commission set up to investigate the handling of allegations of child sex abuse by the Church authorities and the response from the Irish Bishops’ Conference, CORI and IMU
“Any possible involvement of a priest, either directly or indirectly, in the Claudy bombing or in any other act of terrorism, brings distress, shame and grief to me and to all Catholic priests, and indeed to the whole Catholic community.”
Pope John Paul has appointed Dublin-born priest Fr Brian Farrell, Bureau Chief of the Section for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, as Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, at the same time elevating him to the dignity of bishop.
The theme of the Pope’s Message is: “Pacem in Terris”: A Permanent Commitment.
The celebration of Christmas every year reminds us of the absolute centrality of the person of Jesus Christ for all Christians.
The Mayor of Bobbio, Dr Roberto Pasquali, and the Councillors of the city unanimously decided to award Cardinal Cahal Daly, Archbishop Emeritus of Armagh, the “Freedom of the City of Bobbio” during the celebrations of St Columbanus today (Saturday 23 November 2002) in Bobbio (Northern Italy).
“The Diocese will fully co-operate with the Gardai and other agencies so that the full facts can be established and justice achieved for all involved.”
“As I have said repeatedly, the harm and suffering caused by a priest of the diocese through child sexual abuse saddens me profoundly.”