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Over 160 Irish pilgrims, representing dioceses such as Dublin, Ferns and Clogher and the aid agencies Trócaire and Serve, attended World Youth Day (WYD) last week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - the world’s largest Catholic country. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Bishop Denis Brennan and Bishop Donal McKeown all led Irish pilgrimage groups with...

Fr Bradley, a native of Greencastle, Co. Tyrone, will run the diocese until a new bishop is appointed by Pope Francis.He succeeds Archbishop Eamon Martin who resigned the Derry role upon his appointment as coadjutor Archbishop of Armagh at the weekend.A Canon Lawyer, Fr Bradley was elected by the diocesan College of Consultors at a meeting in...

 There’s a phenomenon on the internet known as “Godwin’s law”. Established by Mike Godwin in 1990, it states that as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches one. In other words, given enough time, in any discussion — regardless of topic or scope...

Pope Francis has appointed as Bishop of Kerry, Fr Raymond A. Browne, Parish Priest of Kilgefin Parish, Co. Roscommon.Bishop-elect Browne (56) will succeed Kerry’s current Bishop, William Murphy, whose resignation has been accepted by the Pope.Speaking in Kerry this morning Fr Browne said: “I am deeply honoured that Pope Francis has...

Pope Francis has appointed as Bishop of Kerry, Fr Raymond A. Browne, Parish Priest of Kilgefin Parish, Co. Roscommon. Bishop-elect Browne (56) will succeed Kerry’s current Bishop, William Murphy, whose resignation has been accepted by the Pope.Speaking in Kerry this morning Fr Browne said: “I am deeply honoured that Pope Francis has chosen me...

Brothers and sisters good evening. You all know that the duty of the Conclave was to give a bishop to Rome. It seems that my brother Cardinals have come almost to the ends of the earth to get him… but here we are. I thank you for the welcome that has come from the diocesan community of Rome. First of all I would say a prayer pray for our...

Pope Benedict has sent an apostolic blessing to the clergy and people of the Diocese of Limerick ahead of his resignation tomorrow, and said that Fr Brendan Leahy, bishop elect of Limerick, is in his prayers. The message was relayed in a letter from Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, following a recent meeting with...

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