"Catholics must learn from the faith and the expressions of faith and holiness in other Churches," says Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin.
Fr Patrick Peyton the well known “Rosary Priest” as well as 16 martyrs killed for their faith during the 1936-1939 Spanish Civil War, have been cleared for beatification.
Church of Ireland Primate describes beatification as a “day of celebration and joy” in the context of the “unending need for reconciliation in Ireland”.
“Poverty in a priest still touches hearts, while ostentation always alienates.”
Faithful to the vow of poverty, he gave immediately to others every gift he received.
Catholic and Anglican archbishop will together present the solemn petition asking for Fr John Sullivan SJ to be declared a ‘Blessed’.
Catholic and Church of Ireland archbishops join Jesuits in welcoming the news that the Irish priest, who was baptised an Anglican, is to be beatified.
Bishop del Portillo made several visits to Ireland and, as a child, he learnt his first words of English from an Irishwoman.