Pope Francis celebrates Mass for 500 years of Christianity in Philippines

Pope Francis on Sunday joined the Church in the Philippines in commemorating 500 years of Christianity in the Southeast Asian nation. He celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica with several representatives of the Filipino Church, including Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, formerly the Archbishop of Manila. In his homily, the Pope said Filipinos received the joy […]

Bishop Fintan Monahan expresses concern over cemetery and funeral gatherings

Bishop Fintan Monahan of Killaloe has expressed concerns over cemetery and funeral gatherings. Bishop Monahan said, “In conversations with priests and people around the Diocese of Killaloe in recent weeks many have expressed their serious health and safety concerns to me regarding the number of people gathering after funeral ceremonies in church and also at […]