PREPARING FOR THE ARRIVAL OF POPE FRANCIS

24 August 2018 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Michael Fisher

Catholic dioceses throughout the country including Clogher have been preparing this week for the arrival of Pope Francis in Ireland. He will carry out a number of engagements in Dublin and Knock, linked to the World Meeting of Families at the RDS. The pastoral congress was officially opened on Tuesday evening and to mark it, bells were rung in all parish churches, including St Macartan’s cathedral in Monaghan, where diocesan administrator Monsignor Joseph McGuinness lit a special candle and presided at Evening Prayer.
Monsignor McGuinness has been talking to the Northern Standard about the significance of the Pope’s visit, as well as the implications of the recently announced diocesan changes. See full interview on page 6. ©Rory Geary/The Northern Standard

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