Members of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference gathered in-person this week in Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, for their Autumn 2021 General Meeting.   Due to public health restrictions arising from the Covid-19 pandemic, the Bishops’ Conference had hosted its previous five plenary meetings via video link.

The main issues discussed by the bishops during their Autumn General Meeting included: Bishops’ pilgrimage to Knock and Mass in memory of all who died on the island during the Covid 19 pandemic; Housing and homelessness; Bishops call for climate action and support for the ‘Healthy Planet, Healthy People’ petition ahead of COP15 and COP26; Pope Francis to open Universal Synod on 9 and 10 October; the Synodal Pathway in Ireland; Bishops call for funding for Family Addiction Support Networks; RTÉ to broadcast Mass for World Mission Sunday on 24 October; Bishops special appeal on 6 and 7 November to support Trócaire’s work to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in East Africa and Appointments.

See www.catholicbishops.ie for more.

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