The announcement was made following Mass this morning in the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar, by His Excellency, Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo, Papal Nuncio to Ireland.
The role of the new council will be to advise and advocate for the Catholic Church in Ireland on a consistent ethic of life and care for those most at risk.
Pope Francis will visit the National Marian Shrine at Knock as well as the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People alongside attending the events of WMOF.
‘The ministry of the deacon is a ministry of service’ – Archbishop Martin at ordination of four Permanent Deacons
Archbishop Martin was speaking at the ordination of four married men to the permanent diaconate in Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral on Sunday 2 June
The pilgrimage of hope will mark the upcoming centenary of the end of the First World War.
‘Every human life is beautiful, every human life is sacred, every human life is precious. This remains true after the referendum result,’ Archbishop Eamon Martin has said.
For those attending the events of WMOF 2018, the decree says that the indulgence is granted to those who ‘devoutly participate at some event during the ninth World Meeting of Families’.
Speaking to Vatican News, Archbishop Eamon Martin described the Good Friday Agreement as a ‘life-saving moment’.
Archbishop Martin's message, 'Love Them Both', was delivered at Masses over the weekend in the 61 parishes of the archdiocese.
The Requiem Mass for Bishop Jones will be celebrated in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Sligo, at 1.30pm on Tuesday 22 May.