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Emergency services attend the scene following an Oct. 7, 2022, explosion at a gas station and adjacent apartment building in Creeslough, County Donegal, in northwest Ireland that killed at least 10 people. Pope Francis in a letter Oct. 8, 2022, expressed his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by the tragedy. | Photo by PAUL FAITH/AFP via Getty Images

Pope Francis Expresses Condolences to Victims of Explosion in Ireland

Oct 10, 2022

Pope Francis has assured his “spiritual closeness” to those affected by an Oct. 7 gas station explosion in northwest Ireland.

Ireland’s President Michael D. Higgins, pictured on Oct. 13, 2018. Damien Storan via Shutterstock.

Recent Church Massacre in Nigeria Not Linked to Climate Change: Bishop to Irish President

Jun 13, 2022

The bishop said Michael D. Higgins’ ‘reasons for this gruesome massacre are incorrect and far-fetched.’

Logo calling for an end to Female Genital Mutilation / United Nations

Bishops in Ireland, European Union Launch Initiative against Sexual Violence in Somalia

Feb 8, 2021

Catholic Bishops in Ireland have, in partnership with the leadership of the European Union (EU), launched a campaign against Sexual Gender Based Violence (SGBV) in Somalia.

Late Bishop Michael Joseph Cleary with Pope John Paul II when he visited the Gambia in 1992.

Gambia’s Longest Serving Bishop, Host of Only Papal Visit Dies at 95

Sep 3, 2020

The longest serving Bishop in The Gambia who played host to Pope John Paul II in 1992, the only Papal visit to the West African nation, died Wednesday, September 2, a day after marking his 95th day of birth.

Representatives of Trocaire, Concern Worldwide, GOAL, EU, Irish Aid, as well as officials of the governments of Ireland and Sierra Leone pose for a photo during the launch of "Team Europe" initiative. / Trocaire

Catholic Charity Among Agencies Partnering with Ireland to Fight COVID-19 in Sierra Leone

Jul 29, 2020

The overseas development agency of the Catholic Bishops of Ireland, Trocaire, is among Ireland’s “three largest humanitarian agencies” that have come together to address COVID-19 challenges in Sierra Leone.

The 40-tonne container of emergency supplies that was handed over by Irish Ambassador to Uganda, William Carlos (R) to Trócaire Country Director in  Uganda, Ian Dolan (L). / Trocaire

Bishops in Ireland, Government Partner to Support Over 5 million Displaced in DR Congo

Jun 30, 2020

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Catholic Bishops in Ireland have partnered with their government to deliver life-saving aid supplies to the more than five million people fleeing the ongoing conflict in Ituri Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty ,the newly-appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Burkina Faso

Irish Prelate to Represent the Holy Father in Burkina Faso

Feb 4, 2020

Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Michael Francis Crotty who has been serving as the First Counsellor of the Apostolic Nunciature in Spain since 2017, to be his representative in the West African nation of Burkina Faso.