CLOGHER DIOCESE WELCOMES CONFIRMATION OF POPE FRANCIS VISITTO IRELAND

24 March 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

There has been a strong positive reaction in the Catholic Diocese of Clogher to the confirmation yesterday that Pope francis will visit Ireland later this year. The Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference warmly welcomed the announcement by Pope Francis that he will attend part of the 9th World Meeting of Families which will take place from 21 – 26 August in Dublin on the theme,

‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’. The Pope, who is 81 years of age, will arrive in Dublin on Saturday, 25 August, and will take part in the ‘Festival of Families’ in Croke Park. The Festival of Families is the faith-based cultural concert of the World Meeting of Families six-day programme.

The next day, Sunday 26 August, Pope Francis will be the chief celebrant at Holy Mass in the Phoenix Park and this liturgy will bring to a conclusion…

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