"‘In Africa the priest helps the people, in the west the people help the priest’. May their presence among us help the development of lay ministry. We thank them for their inspiring presence and for coming to the diocese of Kerry,” said Bishop Browne.
“Hopefully, we will be able to hold the festival as normal, next May, in what will be Writers’ Week’s 51st year,” says Fr Gaughan.
Jimmy Deenihan described Fr Pat Moore as a priest “in the truest sense of the vocation whose drive, vision and warmth transformed the life of the parishes he ministered in”.
The presence of Our Lord in the Eucharist has long been a part of Catholic Church teaching, but the doctrine of transubstantiation can provoke eccumenical sensitivities.
Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly of Cashel & Emly and Bishop Raymond Browne of Kerry will join the bishops of the Holy Land Co-ordination in solidarity visit.
"Missionaries continue to work in some of the most volatile, disadvantaged and challenging countries in the world and they do so selflessly and tirelessly" - Anthony Maher.