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Joint Christmas Message by the Archbishops of Armagh

A very happy Christmas to you all. There is no place quite like home – especially at Christmas time.  Many people who are working and living outside of Ireland are already counting the days before coming home to spend the festive season with their families and loved ones.  These days will be amongst the busiest […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin visits Iraq and urges support for Trócaire’s Christmas Appeal

Please see below link to personal interview with Archbishop Eamon from Batnaya, norther Iraq Archbishop Eamon Martin has urged the public to support Trócaire’s Christmas 2018 Appeal during his meetings this week in Iraq with families who are being helped by the Trócaire. Archbishop Martin is currently in Iraq to visit families displaced by conflict […]

Information from Vatican Television on worldwide telecasts for Pope Francis during Christmas 2018

Please see below information provided by Vatican Television regarding the worldwide telecasts of the public liturgies to be celebrated by Pope Francis during Christmas 2018:  Celebration: Christmas Eve, 24 December 2018: Midnight Mass presided over by Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Basilica. Celebration time 20.25 – 22.30 approximately  UTC/GMT Christmas Day, 25 December 2018: Christmas […]

Statement by Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

Statement by Bishop Liam MacDaid, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher The people and priests of the Diocese of Clogher will have good reason to remember the Feast of the Immaculate Conception 2018. They rejoice today as they hear that Pope Francis has favoured them […]

Statement by Bishop Joseph Duffy, Bishop-Emeritus of Clogher, on the appointment of Monsignor Larry Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

I have no doubt that the choice of Monsignor Larry Duffy to be Bishop of Clogher will be most welcome throughout the diocese and an occasion of joy and uplift of spirit for all who know him. He has served with distinction in all areas of our diocese – Enniskillen, Ederney, Castleblayney, Monaghan, Clones, and […]

Statement by Archbishop Eamon Martin on the announcement today by the Holy Father Pope Francis of Monsignor Laurence (Larry) Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher.

Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “I warmly welcome the appointment by Pope Francis of Monsignor Larry Duffy as Bishop of Clogher. “Bishop-elect Larry will bring to his role a wealth of pastoral experience having ministered in various parishes – both North and South – in the diocese. As Clogher is one of our neighbouring dioceses within […]

Pope Francis appoints Monsignor Lawrence Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Lawrence (Larry) Duffy as the new Bishop of Clogher. The news of this appointment will be made public at 12.00 noon today in the Vatican (11.00am Irish time). Please see below a brief review of the life and ministry of Bishop-elect Duffy. ENDS Notes for Editors · Life […]

“Abortion cannot be supported” – Bishops

Following their Winter General Meeting in Maynooth, the Irish Catholic Bishops’ have published the following statement: “We are dismayed that, for the most part, the voices of those who voted against abortion in May’s referendum have been ignored.  Even what many people would have deemed to have been very reasonable legislative amendments seeking to provide […]

Statement of the Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference

The Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.  Please see below topics which were discussed by the bishops during their meeting this week:  Abortion cannot be supported Ireland and Brexit Youth Ministry Support for Trócaire’s Christmas appeal for Yemen and South Sudan Safeguarding children […]

Homily of Bishop Kevin Doran at Mass for the Winter 2018 General Meeting of the Bishops’ Conference

Launch of A Word of Truth and Hope Each year in the season of Advent, the Church invites us to renew our hope in the God who always keeps His promise.   A few years ago, I was at a conference where one of the guest speakers was the leader of the Bose Monastic community, […]

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