“We are, of course, very excited about the prospect of the Pope visiting Ireland and are awaiting word on this. It would be a huge boost to the Church here."
“Save for Pope John Paul II’s visit to Limerick in 1979, this is probably the most important moment for the Church in this diocese since the last Synod, all of 80 years ago.”
"Laudato Si is an astonishing document - there is no longer any excuse for people not knowing about this issue”: author and environmental activist Bill McKibben.
Three years would give people an opportunity to address Laudato Si’s recommendations in the local church in the first year, nationally in the second year and globally in the third year.
Tree given to diocese of Killaloe by St John Paul II in 1979 has been cut down and its wood will be used by students from St Caimin’s to create a piece of sculpture.
Some of the writings of Blessed John Paul II, which he had asked to be destroyed, are to be published in February. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz the then Personal secretary to John Paul II, now Archbishop of Krakow, said he “did not have the courage” to destroy all of the notes after the pope’s death. The