Any money raised will go to the parish to pay the builders whose wages were stolen from Fr Desmond and any surplus will be spent on improving school facilities.
Gun attack on 73-year-old Fr Gerard Desmond after priest returned from the bank to pay bills and salaries in his slum parish in Peru.
This is the Pope’s fourth visit to South America since becoming Pontiff. Previously, he has made visits to Brazil, Equador, Bolivia, Paraguay and Colombia.
"Our true success is reflected in the lives that are changed for the better in places that face extraordinary challenges, such as South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and parts of Kenya and India. It is inspiring to see a life transformed due the active care and belief of a missionary.”
“She is a repentant person and she is trying to put her past behind her and look to a better future.”
Archbishop's parents are from Cavan and Sligo.