- Apr 10, 2020
On March 25, the Catholic Church in Ireland will be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary “for strength and protection from the coronavirus, COVID-19.”
With all St. Patrick’s Day parades and events canceled due to restrictions aimed at containing the coronavirus pandemic, most bishops and priests celebrated Masses via webcam or parish radio.
Seamus Mallon, one of the key architects of the Irish peace process who fought to end decades of discrimination against Catholics in Northern Ireland, was, above all, a man of faith, said Archbishop Eamon Martin, primate of all Ireland.
Christian leaders in Northern Ireland have called on political parties to work to restore local rule to the province, as talks take a pause for Christmas.
Britain and Ireland are going through “a period of dangerous political, social, and economic uncertainty,” according to the president of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Ireland’s top prelate warned against an attempt to “hijack” a bill concerning Northern Ireland’s government to legalize abortion in the territory.