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New Year’s Day message from Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland

  In our joint message recently Archbishop Richard Clarke and I prayed for a hope-filled New Year 2016.  It is particularly important at the beginning of a new year to have confidence that, with the help of God, we can make a real difference in the world.  Despite the awful realities of war, poverty, abuse […]

Bishop MacDaid opens Door of Mercy at Saint Macartan’s Cathedral as Jubilee begins

Bishop MacDaid calls on people to be ‘Missionaries of Mercy’ Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown to open a special Door of Mercy at the Basilica on Lough Derg in 2016 In what was both an impressive and historic liturgy, a Holy Door – the Door of Mercy – was solemnly opened on Sunday afternoon last […]

Opening of Holy Door for the Jubilee Year of Mercy in the Diocese of Derry to begin in Christ Church

“I very much welcome this unique opportunity to emphasise our shared mission of bringing God’s merciful love to our wider community” – Bishop Donal McKeown “The friendship between our two churches has been growing and deepening in recent years and Sunday’s unique occasion – the only ceremony of its kind we are aware of to […]

Irish bishops welcome the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Universal Catholic Church

Do not forget that God forgives all, and God forgives always. Let us never tire of asking forgiveness – Pope Francis

Irish bishops welcome the start of the Jubilee Year of Mercy for the Universal Catholic Church

Bishops to open “Holy Doors” in dioceses for the Jubilee Year of Mercy Irish bishops warmly welcome the Jubilee Year of Mercy which will begin tomorrow on the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (8 December) and which will run until the Solemnity of Christ the King (20 November 2016). The Apostolic Letter for the Year […]


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