Church leaders from across the island of Ireland have appealed to the UK and the European Union to “act with urgency and generosity to end the economic and social uncertainty” over Brexit and to secure the best foundations for their evolving relationship.
“It is clear” that current opportunities for women in the Church are “not enough”, Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich has lamented.
The selflessness of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced sections of the UK media and general public to rethink their xenophobia.
Ahead of the Irish General Election this Saturday, the Archbishop of Armagh has said plans for a poll on Irish reunification should proceed slowly but surely.
Today, Friday 31 January, Archbishop Eamon Martin and Bishop Michael Router have issued a statement concerning the 2020 General Election.
In the context of the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the COMECE Standing Committee has elaborated a declaration on the topic.
Pope Francis offered his blessings to the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union and to the Conference of European Churches.
The leaders of Ireland’s main Churches have welcomed the agreement reached between Northern Ireland’s political parties, the UK and Irish Governments.
The Bishop of Derry has said that Northern Ireland needs a Government as soon as possible to avoid a worst-case scenario Brexit.
The Secretary General of the Italian Bishops’ Conference (CEI) has urged the EU to rethink the common European project in the wake of Brexit.
Bishop of Down & Connor Noel Treanor’s homily and World Day of Peace message for New Year’s Day: “Peace cannot and should not be taken for granted”.
Archbishop of Armagh Eamon Martin is looking to a possible Irish reunification referendum over Brexit.
The Archbishop of Dublin has hit out at the “nastiness and bitterness” of some Catholics on social media, lamenting that the “negativity and polarisation” in some discussions online “reflects… a pointless retreat into self-defined false certainties”.
The Archbishop of Dublin has said Irish universities have “lost the dream” of Cardinal John Henry Newman, the founder of the Catholic University – now University College Dublin – who will be made a saint Sunday.
Irish priests are warning of the “fear and anger” that exists along the border as the deadline on Brexit looms.
The Primate of All Ireland and Archbishop of Armagh has warned Ireland’s Direct Provision centres for migrants and refugees could be the new Magdalene Laundries.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland has denounced “new threats to life, peace and reconciliation in our land”.
The leader of the Irish Catholic Church has warned the ongoing lack of a Northern Ireland Assembly, “increasing sectarianism” and the shadow of Brexit mean “a period of dangerous political, social and economic uncertainty” for the UK and Ireland.
“Populism is counter to the spirit of Europe”, cardinal-elect Jean-Claude Höllerich has said, also adding a warning about Brexit.
Vatican Foreign Minister Paul Richard Gallagher has warned that the British people’s vote for Brexit “must be respected”.
The Bishop of Derry, Donal McKeown, has denounced in that “Brexit is being led by English nationalism and really has little to do with the Scots or with us in Northern Ireland”.