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Bishop Martin Hayes supports statement by Catholic organisations on COP26

Following his attendance at the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, Bishop Martin Hayes, the coordinating bishop for Laudato Si’, has today signed the following statement which is being supported by Catholic organisations from around the world: Statement As Catholics, united for our common home, we urgently ask leaders at the United Nations 26th Climate Change Conference to […]

Bishops to lead pilgrimage to Knock for televised Mass in memory of those who died during pandemic

Prayers of thanksgiving will be offered for the sacrifices made by frontline workers “We are acutely aware of the additional distress caused to grieving families during the pandemic” – Archbishop Martin The Bishops of Ireland will undertake a pilgrimage to the International Eucharistic and Marian Shrine in Knock this Sunday, 14 November, to offer Mass […]

Dr Nicola Brady recognised by the Irish Council of Churches and by the Irish Inter-Church Meeting

Today at the SMA Dromantine Retreat and Conference Centre in Newry, Co Down, an Irish Inter-Church Meeting was held on the theme, ‘Identity and Belonging – Past, Present, Future’.  During the meeting Dr Nicola Brady was recognised for her services as general secretary of the Irish Council of Churches and as general secretary of Irish […]

Homily of Archbishop Dermot Farrell at Mass for the Opening of the DCU Academic Year

Chapel of Saint Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin City University “Catholic schools are valued across the world.  Why? Because of, and not despite, their Catholic ethos, Catholic schools embrace a variety of young people of various cultural identities and nationalities, and the plurality of their religious and other belief systems” – Archbishop Farrell Welcome to all […]

Statement by Bishop Brendan Kelly paying tribute to Archbishop Michael Neary on his retirement  and welcoming the new Archbishop-elect of Tuam, Bishop Francis Duffy

Ba mhaith liom chuile bheannacht agus fad saol a ghuí  inniu ar an Ardeaspag Mícheál Ó Nearaigh, agus é ag dul ar scor tréis seacht mbliana fichead mar Ardeaspag Thuama. Ag an am céanna, fáiltím go croíúil roimh an An t-Easpag Proinnsias Ó Dufaigh atá ainmnithe inniu an an bPápa mar Ardeaspag nua Thuama. Today […]

Bishop Martin Hayes congratulates Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy on his appointment as Archbishop of Tuam and pays tribute to Archbishop Michael Neary on his retirement

I wish to congratulate Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy who has been appointed by Pope Francis as the new Archbishop of Tuam. In giving thanks for his contribution to Kilmore Diocese and his neighbourly support from Ardagh and Clonmacnois, I wish him well as he takes up his new responsibilities in the Archdiocese of Tuam. Archbishop-elect Duffy, is a native […]

Bishop Kevin Doran congratulates Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy on his appointment as Archbishop of Tuam and pays tribute to Archbishop Michael Neary on his retirement

I welcome the announcement from Rome today that Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy to succeed Archbishop Michael Neary as Archbishop of Tuam. It is already something of a challenge to take on the responsibility of being a bishop, but it takes considerable courage to start afresh in a new diocese. At a time […]

Archbishop Eamon Martin pays tribute to Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam on his retirement and congratulates Archbishop-elect Francis Duffy

I wish to offer my prayerful good wishes to Archbishop Michael Neary on his retirement as Archbishop of Tuam.  My feelings are mixed, of course, as Archbishop Michael – currently the longest serving member of the Bishops’ Conference – has never hesitated to offer friendship, support and wise counsel to me and to many others. […]

Bishop Francis Duffy’s address in the Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Tuam, on his appointment by Pope Francis as Archbishop of Tuam

Dia daoibh ar maidin.  Táim fíor bhuíoch daoibh as bheith anseo inniu in Ardeaglais na Deastógála i dTuaim.  Gaibhim buíochas leis an Ardeaspag Micheál as ucht an fíor-chaoin fáilte a chur se romhaim.  Chomh maith leis sin, gabhaim buiochas freisin le Nuncio an Phápa, Jude Taddeus Okolo, as ucht an tacaíocht agus an comhairle a […]

Statement of Archbishop Michael Neary on the occasion of the appointment of Archbishop Francis Duffy as Archbishop of Tuam

Your Excellency Archbishop Okolo, when you honoured us by your presence here on 15 August, on the occasion of the dedication of the new altar, I told you that I looked forward to your next visit.  Thank God, the day of your next visit has dawned.  The powerful words of the prophet Isaiah come immediately […]

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