In their World Day of Peace homilies, the Archbishops of Armagh and Dublin focus on racism, fear of the immigrant, ecological conversion, the Rosary and Brexit.
Archbishop Martin paid tribute to Fr Tony Coote's 28 years of priestly ministry saying he "represented the love of God to so many who bore in their heart troubles and doubts".
“I wanted to share with other people the awesome consolations of faith that I have received so that they will know that God is real, and that Jesus is present in the world and available to us – if we can just tune in and reach out.”
‘Walking the Walk’ follows the charismatic Dublin priest from his diagnosis last March to the completion of his inspirational walk from Letterkenny to Ballydehob to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.
The trek, under the banner ‘Walk While You Can’, took three weeks from 10 July and saw hundreds of well-wishers join him along the route in a show of solidarity.
“I have great faith. I often think of the prophet Abraham who never reached the promised land and yet he remained faithful to what he was asked to do in the mission of life."