Catholic bishops in Kenya have called for calm as violent post-election protests led to over 20 people being killed, including a nine-year-old girl.The protests have ignited anger in slums across Nairobi and Kisumu after Raila Odinga, the main opposition candidate, lost against President Uhuru Kenyatta.Mr Odinga has travelled through slums saying...

Aware calls for more volunteers Ireland’s leading mental health organisation, Aware, which provides support for those suffering from depression and bipolar disorder, is asking for 40 more volunteers following a 20% increase in the volume of calls to their support line.With 450,000 people in Ireland living with depression, as well as 45,...

The former president of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious and of her order, the Sisters of charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM), has died age 82.Sr Helen Maher Garvey entered religious life when she was just 17 and subsequently earned a doctorate in organisational development in Columbia University in New York City.She was a teacher...

The pro-choice activist who draped a jumper with a Repeal slogan over the altar of a Dublin church, said he did it to inspire “burnt-out” fellow campaigners.Jim Healey, a pro-choice lobbyist, confirmed he took the photo of the jumper on the altar of the grotto outside Mary Immaculate Church in Inichore, Dublin.“I did it of my own...

North Korea vs US: Bishops urge diplomacyDiplomacy and political engagement are necessary to resolve the differences between the United States and North Korea to avoid a military conflict, the chairman of a US Conference of Catholic Bishops committee said. In a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Bishop Oscar Cantu of Las Cruces,...

The newly ordained Bishop of Raphoe has urged Stormont to support an Irish Language Act – a contentious issue in Northern Ireland.Bishop Alan McGuckian, a fluent Irish speaker and scholar who translated a biography of St Ignatius of Layola into Irish, called on politicians to agree on the act.“Given the support there is for the local...

A Venezuelan cardinal rejected the possibility of foreign intervention in the country following US President Donald Trump’s threat to pursue a military option.“The crisis we Venezuelans are suffering is so serious that now an external problem arises: the threats of a military option by President Trump,” Cardinal Jorge Urosa...

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