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Archdiocese of Armagh enters ‘Year of Reflection and Prayer’ ahead of Pastoral Plan

This evening, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router will launch a ‘Year of Reflection and Prayer’ for the Archdiocese of Armagh. Time & Date:   Thursday 30 January at 7.30pm Venue:   Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Armagh In attendance:  Archbishop Eamon Martin and Auxiliary Bishop Michael Router launch a ‘Year of Reflection and Prayer’. All press […]

Social justice issues must be addressed by Election 2020 – Bishop Alan McGuckian

Bishop Alan McGuckian SJ, chairman of the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference has published the following statement in the context of General Election 2020. Please see below the summary, followed by the full statement. Executive Summary The forthcoming election on 8 February offers an opportunity for people to exercise […]

Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family to participate in Vatican conference on pastoral care of the elderly

The Dicastery for Laity, Family and Life will host an international conference in Rome this week on the pastoral care of the elderly. The Irish Bishops’ Conference will be represented at the three-day conference by Bishop Denis Nulty, Chair of the Bishops’ Council for Marriage and the Family and two lay members of that Council, […]

Homily by Archbishop Eamon Martin at the Funeral Mass for the late Seamus Mallon RIP at Saint James of Jerusalem Church, Armagh

Brothers and sisters, Seamus would be pleased to see so many of his loved ones, friends, colleagues and people of all persuasions gathered here in Mullaghbrack, sharing the place that he was proud to call his home. In the entrance hall of the Seamus Heaney “home place” in Bellaghy, there’s a quotation from one of […]

Statement of Bishop Brendan Kelly welcoming the appointment of Father Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry

‘I am delighted today with the news that the Holy Father has appointed Father Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry. It is just two years ago since I left Achonry after ten very happy years as bishop there, having been appointed to Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora. Since then the diocese has been in the very […]

Information for media on the Funeral Liturgy for Seamus Mallon RIP

Background The Funeral Mass for the repose of the soul of the late Seamus Mallon RIP will be celebrated today in Saint James of Jerusalem Church, Mullaghbrack, in the Archdiocese of Armagh, at 12 midday.  The chief celebrant of the Mass will be Archbishop Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh, Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of […]

Statement by Father Paul Dempsey on his Appointment as Bishop of Achonry

I thank you all for your very kind and warm welcome here today – I welcome His Excellency, Archbishop Okolo, my own bishop, Denis Nulty, the Diocesan Administrator, Father Dermot Meehan, Father Joe Gavigan and Father Paul Kivlehan of the Cathedral Parish, the Diocesan Secretary, Father Vincent Sherlock, the priests of the diocese, religious, deacons, […]

Bishop Denis Nulty welcomes the appointment of Father Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry

I warmly welcome the announcement today that Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Dempsey, Parish Priest of Newbridge and Vicar Forane of Kildare & Leighlin North Deanery, as Bishop of Achonry. Father Paul was born in Carlow, moving at the age of eight to Athy. He studied Philosophy in Milltown Institute before entering Saint Patrick’s […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin congratulates Father Paul Dempsey on his appointment as Bishop of the Diocese of Achonry

In response to this morning’s announcement by Pope Francis, Archbishop Eamon Martin has congratulated Father Paul Dempsey, a priest of the Diocese of Kildare & Leighlin, on his appointment as the new Bishop of Achonry.  Archbishop Eamon Martin said, “I wish to congratulate Bishop-elect Dempsey whom Pope Francis has appointed as the new Bishop of […]

Archbishop Michael Neary welcomes the appointment of Father Paul Dempsey as Bishop of Achonry

I welcome the news today that His Holiness, Pope Francis, has chosen Father Paul Dempsey, of the clergy of the Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin, to be Bishop of Achonry, and I congratulate Father Dempsey on his appointment. Father Dempsey has garnered a wealth of pastoral experience since his ordination in 1997 through his priestly […]

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