POPE FRANCIS MEETS WITH IRISH BISHOPS ON AD

26 January 2017 No Comments by The Northern Standard

The Ad Limina pilgrimage of the Irish Bishops and Diocesan Administrators continued in Rome this week following the highpoint audience with Pope Francis in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on Friday last. Monsignor Joseph McGuinness and Bishop-emeritus Liam MacDaid took part in the audience at which the Pope dispensed with the traditional practice of giving an allocution to the bishops. Instead, he had an open discussion with them for over two hours.

The issues raised during the audience included the religious, cultural and social questions facing Ireland today. The pope urged the prelates to constantly proclaim the Gospel with joy and to enable people experience God’s mercy. At a press conference afterwards, Archbishop …
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