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St. Colman’s Cathedral, Cobh, Ireland.

Public Masses to resume in Ireland from May 10 with 50-person limit

The 50-person limit will apply regardless of church size. Read more

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Scottish bishops' leader laments ‘disturbing’ public worship ban in Ireland

Bishop Hugh Gilbert said that “to enact legislation that criminalizes those who gather to celebrate Holy Mass is indeed extreme... Read more

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

All-Ireland Primate to health minister: priests’ pastoral work should be deemed essential, not criminalized

Archbishop Eamon Martin made the comment in a meeting with Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly Read more

Archbishop Eamon Martin.

All-Ireland Primate criticizes ‘draconian’ new regulations on public worship

A senior Catholic archbishop has accused the Irish government of introducing “draconian” new regulations on public worship “in a clandestine... Read more

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Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.  Read more