ARCHBISHOP of Armagh Eamon Martin has been engaging in a bit of backroom diplomacy of late in order to secure the visit of Pope Francis to the north next August, after he attends the World Meeting of Families in Dublin.
THE team at Lough Derg reckon that since St Patrick first established Station Island as a place of pilgrimage in the fifth century, more than 50 generations of Irish families have sought its spiritual refreshment.
THE Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, has appealed to Irish Christians to offer prayer and support to the Coptic Christian community in Egypt, which is facing sustained persecution and deadly attack.
THE Catholic bishops in Northern Ireland have appealed to voters to consider prioritising child poverty, the under-pressure health service, education cuts and 'right to life' issues when they go to the polls next week.
THE 500th anniversary of the Reformation, relationships with other denominations, the political situation in Northern Ireland and support for persecuted Christians will be among the issues discussed at the Presbyterian Church's annual General Assembly when it opens in Belfast next week.