Belfast’s St Malachy’s College loses last priest on teaching staff

Memorials to two former rectors dedicated in Connor parish

Extra special Friel performance in Creggan dedicated to Lyra McKee

Bishops decisions on shortage of priests should involve lay people says ACP

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Church of Ireland’s Vocation Sunday

Armagh’s Robinson Library talk on C of I Disestablishment 1869

Catholic group wants to honour Ireland’s oldest grandparents

Vandals throw rocks through church windows

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PRESS FOCUS – Europe to get taste of Ashers cake with free speech in dock

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Clergyman involved in ’94 ceasefire talks fears UVF violence

Youngest parish priest in Ireland at just 32

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Absence of Archbishop Welby and 26 bishops from Lords debate on abortion in Northern Ireland criticised

How Nagasaki’s Catholics survived persecution and the bomb

Growing Lives – forging lasting links with families and young people

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PRESS FOCUS – Abortion vote in Westminster was a denial of democracy

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Churches urged to join in World Day of Prayer for Creation

Heritage Week walks and talks will highlight C of I Disestablishment

Ashers bakery faces new legal challenge in ‘gay cake’ cake