The Autumn 2019 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference concluded this evening in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Issues discussed at the meeting included Tolerance towards the stranger in our local community; The Scourge of Domestic Abuse – theme for the 2019 ‘Day for Life’ pastoral letter, ‘Baptised and Sent’ theme for October as the Extraordinary Month of Mission, First anniversary of pastoral letter A Room at the Inn? on homelessness and housing, Sanctity and protection of all human life, Safeguarding children in the Catholic Church, the Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman and Bishops’ Conference membership.

Bishops also prayed for the happy repose of the soul of Bishop Séamus Hegarty, Bishop Emeritus of Derry and former Bishop of Raphoe, who passed into eternal life on 20 September.

To read the statement in full see www.catholicbishops.ie.

ENDS