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The Bishop of Elphin says that the ban by the Vatican on a gluten-free host at communion is nothing new. Speaking on North West Today, Bishop Kevin Doran said it was simply a clarification on principles already established in the Catholic Church. The Vatican recently said that gluten free hosts…

The two men who died following a fire in Sligo Town overnight were remembered during a Mass in Lourdes today. The Bishop of the Diocese of Elphin, Kevin Doran, who is currently in Lourdes, dedicated a Mass at the French Marian Shrine to the victims of the fire which occurred…

The Bishop of Elphin has made the ‘family’ the focus of his 2016 Christmas message. Bishop Kevin Doran says one of the highlights of the year for him was a publication by Pope Francis called ‘The Joy of Love’. His message comes as Pope Francis has confirmed that he will…

The bishop of Elphin says the ‘dumbing down’ of religious education is a big worry for the catholic church. His excellency Kevin Doran was speaking after plans for the first ever state curriculum in world religions and ethics for primary schools was stymied by the church. It has opposed changes…

The Bishop of Elphin says new catholic church guidelines on cremation are about helping people grieve and not condemnation. The Vatican announced yesterday that Catholics may be cremated but should not have their ashes scattered or kept in urns at home. Instead the church wants cremated remains to be kept…

A new initiative being developed in the Diocese of Elphin aims to increase the involvement of lay parishioners in the teaching of the Catholic faith. Today the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran has announced that the Diocese will shortly begin taking applications for the role of Volunteer Catechist. This will…