Bishop Denis Brennan welcomes Pope Francis’ message for migrants

“We are all urged to ‘welcome, protect, promote and integrate’” – Bishop Brennan Ahead of the 105th World Day of Migrants and Refugees, which will be celebrated globally this Sunday, 29 September, Bishop Denis Brennan, chair of the Bishops’ Council for Immigrants,...

Migrant Resource Pack

The Council for Emigrants and Council for Immigrants of the Irish Bishops’ Conference have produced a Migrant Resource Pack, which includes the Pope’s Message for Migrant and Refugee Sunday, Prayers for Migrants and Tips for Remembering Migrants in the Parish and at Home

Journeying Together – Challenges Facing the Migrant Today

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore both emigration and immigration in a global, European and Irish context. It will also offer a platform to discuss the effects of migration on the undocumented, families, prisoners and trafficking.

World Day of Migrants and Refugees

“Migrants and refugees are not pawns on the chessboard of humanity. They are children, women and men who leave or who are forced to leave their homes for various reasons, who share a legitimate desire for knowing and having, but above all for being more.” – Pope Francis

Resources for Christmas and Migrant Sunday

Message from Bishop John Kirby and Bishop Raymond Field As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and World Migrant and Refugee Sunday, 19 January 2014, it is important that we come together to remember and pray for all those who have travelled far from their homeland in...

Women’s World Day of Prayer 2013

Women’s World Day of Prayer is celebrated on Saturday, 9 February, 2013. The theme for this year is “I was a stranger and you welcomed me…” and is written by the Christian women of France.

IECI Christmas Posters

The Council for Immigrants has prepared two A3 posters to download for use in parishes across Ireland.

World Refugee Day 20 June 2012: Parish Resources

World Refugee Day was established by the United Nations to honour the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homes under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.