The bishops have acknowledged with gratitude the generosity of the lay faithful, priests and religious for their support of the work of Trócaire, the Church’s overseas development agency.
From April 2015 – April 2016 the Irish public donated €25million to Trócaire throughout this period, which included the annual Lenten campaign. This figure represents a 7% increase over the previous twelve months.
Bishops also expressed their gratitude to the generosity of the faithful across Ireland for the collection of 24 April last in support of the Catholic Church in Ukraine.
These words of thanks were made by the bishops following the conclusion of their Summer General Meeting which concluded in Maynooth on 9 June.