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Memorial Mass for Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi, Former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 11 JULY 2003 MEMORIAL MASS FOR ARCHBISHOP GAETANO ALIBRANDI FORMER APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO IRELAND A memorial Mass for Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi, former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland will be celebrated by Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland at 19.30 today, Friday 11th July 2003, in the Church of Our Lady Help of Christians, […]

Irish Priest to Coordinate European Vocations Service (Fr Kevin Doran)

PRESS RELEASE 10 JULY 2003 IRISH PRIEST TO COORDINATE EUROPEAN VOCATIONS SERVICE At the Annual Conference of the European Vocations Service (EVS) which took place this week in Warsaw, the Irish Delegate to the Conference, Fr Kevin Doran was elected Coordinator of the EVS for a three-year term. The European Vocations Service is a federation […]

Statement by Dr Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh, on the death of His Excellency, Most Reverend Gaetano Alibrandi, former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland

PRESS RELEASE 4 July 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of Most Rev Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland STATEMENT BY DR SEÁN BRADY, ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH ON THE DEATH OF HIS EXCELLENCY, MOST REVEREND GAETANO ALIBRANDI FORMER APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO IRELAND I have heard the sad news […]

Death of former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi

PRESS RELEASE 4 July 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the Apostolic Nunciature in Ireland DEATH OF FORMER APOSTOLIC NUNCIO TO IRELAND ARCHBISHOP GAETANO ALIBRANDI The Apostolic Nunciature in Ireland has the sad duty to inform of the death of Archbishop Gaetano Alibrandi, former Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. Archbishop Alibrandi was […]

Catholic Bishops issue Pastoral Letter to mark Special Olympics World Summer Games and European Year of People with Disabilities

PRESS RELEASE 12 JUNE 2003 CATHOLIC BISHOPS ISSUE PASTORAL LETTER TO MARK SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES AND EUROPEAN YEAR OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES The Irish Bishops’ Conference has issued a Pastoral Letter “LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS” to mark the European Year of People with Disabilities and the Special Olympics World Summer Games which […]

Press Statement on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

PRESS RELEASE 11 JUNE 2003 PRESS STATEMENT ON THE NORTHERN IRELAND PEACE PROCESS The Northern Catholic Bishops discussed recent developments in Northern Ireland at the Irish Bishops’ Conference June meeting and issued the following statement today: At this challenging time in the peace process we wish to reaffirm, as we have consistently done over the […]

Re-opening and Rite of Dedication of St. Patrick’s Cathedral,

PRESS RELEASE 23 MAY 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the Archdiocese of Armagh RE-OPENING AND RITE OF DEDICATION OF ST PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, ARMAGH AFTER MAJOR RESTORATION St Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh, will be re-opened with a rite of dedication on Sunday, 25 May at 3.00pm, after major restoration. The Cathedral has […]

Communications Changes Announced

It was announced today that Mr Mark Mortell has been appointed Chairman of a new Advisory Board for the Catholic Communications Office, an Agency of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.

Pope John Paul II appoints Archbishop Diarmuid Martin

PRESS RELEASE Strictly embargoed until 11.00am Saturday 3 May 2003 POPE JOHN PAUL II APPOINTS ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN COADJUTOR TO THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBLIN His Holiness Pope John Paul II has appointed the Most Reverend Diarmuid Martin, Titular Archbishop of Glendalough, Apostolic Nuncio and Permanent Observer of the Holy See at the Office of the […]

Four Irish Deacons Ordained in Rome

PRESS RELEASE 22 APRIL 2003 Issued by the Catholic Communications Office on behalf of the Pontifical Irish College, Rome FOUR IRISH DEACONS ORDAINED IN ROME Four Irishmen were ordained deacons in Rome yesterday, Easter Monday. The ordination, organised by the Pontifical Irish College, was celebrated by Bishop Colm O’Reilly (Ardagh and Clonmacnois) in the Church […]

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