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First profession on Falls Road

Bishop of Down and Connor Noel Treanor pictured with Sr Anne of the Divine Mercy, after her first profession in the Adoration Chapel, Falls Road, Belfast, on September 15.

Sally O'Neill's journey from Tyrone to Honduras, via the Amazon, El Salvador and Somalia - and working with Oscar Romero and Trócaire

Oscar Romero, the Archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated in 1980 as he said Mass, will be canonised next month. Among those invited to the ceremony in Rome is Dungannon woman Sally O'Neill, who got to know the archbishop when she worked in El Salvador with Trócaire. Now living in Honduras, Ms O'Neill returned to Ireland last month for the World Meeting of Families to discuss her work in overseas development and human rights 

The Duncairn: a beacon for visible friendships and shared space

Rev Bill Shaw
The Duncairn has been a beacon for church and community relations in north Belfast. Its director, the Rev Bill Shaw, explains its work and why visible friendships between church leaders are such a powerful picture of reconciliation 

Following the way of the cross in Clonoe

THE 10th annual Procession to the Tall Cross of Clonoe in Tyrone, in honour of the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, will be celebrated on Monday September 17 after the weekly Novena, which begins at 7.

'The Pope told us he took ownership of the abuse scandals. It was momentous'

William Scholes
Two weeks ago, Fr Patrick McCafferty told his Belfast congregation that Pope Francis should not come to Ireland because he should instead be dealing with the Catholic Church's unfolding abuse crisis. But then he was invited to be part of a group of abuse survivors who would meet the Pope. He tells William Scholes about the encounter

WMOF addressing issues that concern all Churches

Canon Ian Ellis
As the Catholic Church's World Meeting of Families continues this week, Christians from other denominations are watching closely - and also looking forward to what Pope Francis has to say, writes Church of Ireland minister Canon Ian Ellis

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