Day: October 19, 2021

“Much loved and respected” Father Norman Davitt SVD (100) dies in Co Roscommon

Father Norman Davitt SVD, who celebrated his 100th birthday on 29 March, died on Saturday 16 October in Donamon, Co Roscommon, after 80 years in religious life. Father Davitt possessed an independent and lively spirit as well as his humour and closeness to people. He became well known all over the country for delivering cards …

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Rebrand of Pope’s charity as ‘Missio Ireland’ ahead of World Mission Sunday  

The Irish branch of the Pontifical Mission Societies, formerly known as World Missions Ireland, has been rebranded as ‘Missio Ireland’ at a media launch which took place in the Veritas headquarters in Dublin on Monday 18 October.  The rebranding of the Pope’s official charity for overseas mission takes place ahead of the annual collection on …

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Cardinal Parolin: the world needs women’s leadership and skills

Speaking on behalf of Pope Francis in a video message on Monday, Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed the Women’s Forum G20 Italy meeting, saying the world needs women’s partnership, leadership, and skills to face the monumental challenges of today. Participants are gathered in Milan for a two day meeting focusing on the …

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