About Christopher O’Neill
Christopher O’Neill was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1965. He was raised in a devout Catholic family and attended a local Catholic school. From an early age, Christopher showed a strong interest in the teachings of the Church and was known for his deep faith.
At the age of 18, Christopher decided to pursue a career as a priest and enrolled at St Patrick’s College Maynooth to study theology. After graduating with honors, he was ordained as a priest in 1989 and served at several parishes throughout Ireland. During this time, he developed a reputation for being an inspiring preacher who could captivate audiences with his passionate sermons.
In 2000, Christopher was appointed Bishop of Limerick and continued to serve there until 2006 when he was promoted to Archbishop of Dublin. As Archbishop, Christopher worked tirelessly to promote social justice and education within the Catholic Church. He also established several charities that provided assistance to those in need throughout Ireland.
Throughout his career, Christopher has been an outspoken advocate for peace and reconciliation between different religious groups in Ireland. He has also been active on the international stage, speaking out against human rights abuses around the world. In recognition of his work, Pope Francis appointed him Cardinal in 2014 –
Since his appointment as Cardinal, Christopher has continued to be a strong voice for peace and justice. He has been an outspoken critic of the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland, urging both sides to come together and find a peaceful resolution. He has also been vocal in his support of refugees and immigrants, calling on governments to provide them with safe haven and protection.