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Support for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East

Support for Christians in Iraq and the Middle East

On 10 September 2014, Pope Francis, in his greetings in various languages following the catechesis of his general audience, addressed, among others, the Arab-speaking faithful and in particular those from Syria and the Middle East, to remind them that the Church, following the example of her Master, excels in mercy: “she faces hatred with love, vanquishes […]

‘Good to Know Before you Go’

The Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas has launched a social media awareness campaign entitled: ‘Good to Know Before You Go’. The campaign, which involves a brief video and humorous messages and images on social media, seeks to encourage young Irish emigrants to take care of themselves and each other, while respecting laws and customs when travelling, living and working abroad.

Pope Francis: “May the Lord reward and give courage to Christians in the Middle East and Syria”

Pope Francis: “May the Lord reward and give courage to Christians in the Middle East and Syria”

  In his greetings in various languages following the catechesis of today’s general audience, the Pope addressed, among others, the Arab-speaking faithful and in particular those from Syria and the Middle East, to remind them that the Church, following the example of her Master, excels in mercy: “she faces hatred with love, vanquishes violence with forgiveness, […]

Worldwide Day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops

Worldwide Day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops

A worldwide day of Prayer for the Synod of Bishops is planned for Sunday, September 28, 2014. Pope Francis provided the prayer below for the Synod of Bishops on the Family in his Angelus address on the Feast of the Holy Family (29 December 2013): Jesus, Mary and Joseph,in you we contemplatethe splendor of true love,to […]

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly issues Pastoral Letter on the Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly issues Pastoral Letter on the Permanent Diaconate

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly, Bishop of Killaloe has issued a Pastoral letter on the Permanent Diaconate. He is inviting men who are engaged in pastoral leadership in the diocese and believe that the Lord is calling them to the ministry of the permanent diaconate to present themselves to the Diocese and so begin a process of […]

Intercom September 2014

Intercom September 2014

Content from the September 2014 issue of Intercom, including an article by Éamonn Meehan, Director of Trócaire, ‘Hearing the Cry of the Earth’.

Rosary Sunday: 5 October 2014

Rosary Sunday: 5 October 2014

Rosary Sunday is an invitation to people in parishes, in homes, in religious orders to pray the Rosary for the intention of the Family, linking in with those gathered in Rome for the Synod on the Family.

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Reek Sunday Pilgrimage 2014 

Homily of Archbishop Michael Neary for Reek Sunday Pilgrimage 2014 

“In times past it was difficult to imagine the world without God.  Today it is becoming a challenge to imagine the world with God” – Archbishop Neary

Bishop John McAreavey calls for prayers for peace in the Middle East

Bishop John McAreavey calls for prayers for peace in the Middle East

I therefore invite everybody to join in solidarity with all who are suffering in the Middle East and to pray, both personally and at Masses, for peace and justice in these lands. – Bishop McAreavey

Pope Francis receives the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults from Director of Veritas, Maura Hyland

Pope Francis receives the new Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults from Director of Veritas, Maura Hyland

On Thursday, 26 June, Maura Hyland, Director of Veritas, presented Pope Francis with a copy of the newly published Irish Catholic Catechism for Adults.

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