Archive | News archive 2020

‘A Culture of Care as a Path to Peace’ – Pope Francis’ message for the 54th World Day of Peace on 1 January 2021

1.At the dawn of a new year, I extend cordial greetings to Heads of State and Government, leaders of International Organizations, spiritual leaders and followers of the different religions, and to men and women of good will. To all I offer my best wishes that the coming year will enable humanity to advance on the […]

Statement of the President of Saint Patrick’s College Maynooth on the appointment of Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell

The faculty and students of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and the Pontifical University warmly welcome and rejoice at the appointment today by Pope Francis of Bishop Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin.  Archbishop-elect Farrell served as Vice-President and President of the College from 1993-2007. During his tenure, Archbishop-elect Farrell demonstrated his extra-ordinary work ethic, wise […]

Bishop Kevin Doran welcomes the appointment of Bishop Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin

I am delighted to hear that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Dermot Farrell to be the next Archbishop of Dublin. Bishop Dermot brings with him many years of pastoral experience in busy parishes as well as a ten year term as President of Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth. Since he joined the Episcopal Conference as Bishop […]

Bishop Tom Deenihan congratulates Bishop Dermot Farrell on his appointment as Archbishop of Dublin

I offer my sincere congratulations and prayers to Bishop Dermot Farrell, a former priest of the Diocese of Meath, on his appointment by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Dublin.  I know that his appointment will be welcomed by the priests and people of the Diocese of Meath and, particularly of Castletown Geoghegan, his native parish, […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on his retirement as Archbishop of Dublin

As I offer warm congratulations to Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell on his appointment by Pope Francis as the new Archbishop of Dublin, as President of the Irish Bishops Conference I also wish to pay tribute to Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on his retirement. Archbishop Martin has brought courageous leadership skills, not only to his role as chief […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin welcomes the appointment of Bishop Dermot Farrell as Archbishop of Dublin

As President of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference I warmly welcome today’s appointment by Pope Francis of Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory as the new Archbishop of Dublin to succeed Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Archbishop-elect Farrell is a hardworking and personable colleague with many skills and qualities to bring to his new ministry as Archbishop of […]

Words of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin at the announcement of the appointment of Bishop Dermot Farrell as next Archbishop of Dublin

When my appointment as Archbishop was formally announced, Cardinal Connell at the Press Conference began by saying:  “This is not my day; today is the day of the new Archbishop”.  I echo these sentiments as I greet and ask God’s blessing on my successor, Archbishop-elect Dermot Farrell. Some months earlier, on the first Sunday after […]

Address of Bishop Dermot Farrell on his appointment as Archbishop of Dublin

Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1  It is with a humble heart that I accepted Pope Francis’s invitation to serve the people and clergy of the Diocese of Dublin as bishop.  I am glad to accept the call to serve in Dublin, to be a pastor in this place, and […]

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell as the new Archbishop of Dublin

11.00am announcement on https://mcnmedia.tv/camera/our-lady-of-lourdes-dublin The Holy Father, Pope Francis, has appointed the Most Reverend Dr Dermot Farrell, until now Bishop of Ossory, as Archbishop of Dublin. Archbishop-elect Farrell replaces the Most Reverend Archbishop Diarmuid Martin whose request for retirement has been accepted by Pope Francis, and becomes effective from today, the day of the appointment […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin’s homily for Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family

“It will be a hundred years next year, 2021, since Pope Benedict XV declared the Feast the Holy Family for the Universal Church” “Sadly since the beginning of the pandemic many families among us have had to carry heavy crosses of separation, sickness, grief and loss, worries about employment and finances, or simply missing those […]

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