- Oct 19, 2020
Giving thanks for “all that has been achieved in shaping a peaceful and shared future” in Northern Ireland, the Catholic and Anglican Primates of All Ireland issued a joint statement marking the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.
A black-tie event honoring one of Scotland’s leading soccer teams included the singing of several anti-Catholic songs which have been banned at their stadium. A member of the venue’s staff was also allegedly assaulted outside the event.
Celebrating the funeral of a disgraced Scottish cardinal, the leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales invoked the mercy of God and asked for prayers of healing.
Pope Francis has tweeted his support for Alfie Evans, a child in England who is threatened with having his life support turned off, despite the objections of his parents.
Brexit is causing “huge concern” for Northern Ireland. On the economic front, the economies of Northern Ireland and the Republic “are intertwined, most especially in the field of agriculture and food production/processing. Within the EU, the two jurisdictions have been enabled to grow together with enormous benefits for both.”
A priest whose father was executed following Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising has died at the age of 104, after a lifetime of mission work.