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The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Elphin is asking people to dedicate St Patrick’s Day to prayer for the end of the coronavirus pandemic and a return to public Mass and the sacraments.   Bishop Kevin Doran made the announcement during Mass in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception…

The Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Elphin is asking for forgiveness on behalf of the Church for the way in which so many women and children were treated in mother and baby homes. It follows the publication of the report of the Commission of Investigation into the homes. The…

The Easter ceremonies taking place this weekend in the cathedral of the catholic Diocese of Elphin in Sligo will be at the centre of national and European attention. The Mass for Easter Sunday at 10.00am will be broadcast on RTÉ One with delayed transmission at 11.00am on RTÉ Radio 1…

A Catholic bishop says joined-up thinking is needed in order to provide adequate step-down facilities and nursing home care for those leaving hospitals. Bishop Kevin Doran of the Diocese of Elphin, a former chaplain at UCD where he ministered to medical students, adds that nothing much has changed about the…

A Catholic bishop says parents have a key role to play in any decisions on the teaching of religion in primary schools. Bishop Kevin Doran, of the Diocese of Elphin, was responding to proposals from the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment that would see religious education no longer part…

The Bishop of Elphin is standing by his comments about Russia’s involvement in Syria. Most Reverend Kevin Doran wrote a strongly worded letter to the Russian Ambassador Maxim Peshkov in October outlining his dismay at the superpower’s involvement. He described the conflict in Syria as a theatre for the fighting…