On Sunday 20 July 2014, Pope Francis called on all the faithful to pray for Christians fleeing the Iraqi city of Mosul, and to"persevere in prayer for those situations of tension and conflict that continue in different parts of the world, especially in the Middle East and in the Ukraine"
The 8th National Grandparents pilgrimage to Our Lady's shrine at Knock takes place on Sunday 14th September. Blessing of the sick 2.30 pm Mass 3pm.Chief Celebrant Archbishop Charles Brown Papal Nuncio. Everyone welcome.
Bishop Donal McKeown led 365 pilgrims to Lourdes for his first visit to the Marian Shrine as Bishop of Derry. The Derry pilgrimage group included seventy young people and seventy-eight registered sick, with a full medical team. The theme for the 2014 Derry pilgrimage is 'The joy of conversion'.
View some photos from the pilgirmage below.
The Annual Report for the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Bishops' Conference has been prepared in a newsletter format to facilitate the raising of awareness about the work of the Council and Catholic Social Teaching.
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Cardinal Séan Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, ordained fifteen seminarians as deacons at Mass celebrated in the College Chapel of the national seminary in Saint Patrick's College, Maynooth. Seán O'Donnell, a native of Iskaheen Parish was ordained for the Diocese of Derry.
(Rev Seán O'Donnell is pictured second from the left on the back row.)
Bishop Donal McKeown was the main celebrant at a Mass held today in St Eugene's Cathedral, Derry to celebrate the canonisation of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II.