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Refugees wait for trains at Lviv railway station in western Ukraine.

Catholics in Ireland hope to host Ukrainian refugees

Mar 18, 2022

By Courtney Mares

‘We want to be able to open our doors and welcome them as much as possible,’ said Archbishop Martin. Read more

Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church.

Irish Catholic bishops call on Patriarch Kirill to support Ukraine ceasefire

Mar 9, 2022

By CNA Staff

‘This invasion and aggression reminds us of the fragility of peace, even in Europe,’ the bishops said. Read more

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Report: 1 in 5 Irish priests and brothers have died in the past three years

Jan 14, 2022

By CNA Staff

The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference was unable to confirm the figure. Read more

Cardinal Mario Grech, Secretary General of Synod of Bishops. Credit: Diocese of Gozo (CC BY-SA 4.0).

Cardinal Grech to Irish bishops: ‘A synodal process promises an ecclesial springtime’

Mar 4, 2021

Cardinal Mario Grech told Irish bishops that embarking on a “synodal process” could lead to an “ecclesial springtime.”  Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin. Credit: Northern Ireland Office (CC BY 2.0).

Catholic archbishop: Church must do reparation, but don’t scapegoat orders over mother-and-baby homes

Jan 19, 2021

A Catholic archbishop said on Sunday that religious orders should not be scapegoated for the failures exposed by a report... Read more

Celtic Cross on the hill at Cashel, Tipperary, Ireland.

As Ireland examines mistreatment of unwed mothers, Catholic bishops apologize for 'abject failure'

Jan 16, 2021

Catholic bishops have welcomed an Irish government report on 20th century homes for unmarried mothers and babies run by local... Read more

Archbishop-Elect Dermot Farrell of Dublin, Ireland - Photo: Archdiocese of Dublin

UPDATED: Archdiocese of Dublin may need major organizational changes says Archbishop-elect in Irish Times interview

Jan 3, 2021

In an interview with the Irish Times published on Saturday, January 2nd, the Archbishop-elect of Dublin, Dermot Farrell announced that... Read more

A bishop's pectoral cross. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell as head of Dublin archdiocese

Dec 29, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Tuesday named theologian Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory, Ireland, as the next archbishop of Dublin.  Read more