According to RTE’s referendum exit poll, almost 9 out of 10 No voters were Catholics while 7 out of 10 Yes voters were also Catholics.
Columban priest Fr Shay Cullen receives the 2017 Martin Buber Award in the Netherlands.
“I encourage priests and parish pastoral councils to provide opportunities for people to participate in the Year of Mercy.”
Pope warns of followers of Jesus who are able to speak about him but live far from his heart, which is reaching out to those who are wounded.
Pope tells pilgrims that young people need their care so they will not be “robbed of hope and condemned to life on the streets.”
Church must rediscover how to reach out and welcome the sinner and unbeliever.