Archbishop Diarmuid Martin was among leaders of various religious communities who took part in an Interfaith Walk of Peace last Sunday, organised by the Dublin City Interfaith Forum (DCIF) to mark the United Nations International Day of Peace. The Dublin City Interfaith Forum whose members include Baha’i, Buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Jewish, Muslim...

Christianity is now Africa’s dominant religion, with the number of practising Catholics there outnumbering those in all Europe, a major conference on religions has heard. It was during the 2012 CESNUR (Centre for Studies on New Religions) Conference at El Jadida University in Morocco, held from September 20-22, that the latest figures for...

In memory of three Franciscans martyred in the area on December 15, 1588, localman John Moore organised and paid for the erection of a memorial in Old Town, located approximately two miles outside the town centre of Abbeyleix, Co. Laois. John O’Molloy, Cornelius O’Doherty and Geoffrey O’Farrell had ministered throughout Leinster until they were...

Gardaí are re-examining the 1985 murder of Fr Niall Molloy.Following the submission of fresh evidence in the case by a journalist, officers of the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations have travelled to the Clara, Co. Offaly site of the priest’s death, which occurred during wedding celebrations at the home of Richard and Teresa Flynn. It is...

The Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai has added his voice to a call for the United Nations to enact a policy protecting religions from disrespect.  Describing the Youtube film Innocence of Muslims as an insult to all religions, and not just Islam, the patriarch said that, as Christian beliefs are frequently subjected to attacks, the UN...

The annual pilgrimage to St Brigid’s Shrine in Faughart (her birthplace), Dundalk, Co. Louth will take place on Sunday, September 30.   Commencing at 3pm the pilgrimage will consist of pilgrimage prayers, stations of St Brigid, Mass with chief concelebrant Fr Brian MacRaois PP, Carlingford and blessings with the relic of St Brigid. The...

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