What will Pope Francis hear about the Irish Church?
“What do we need to say to Pope Francis about the Irish Church?”
The ACP will host 4 public regional meetings ahead of the Papal visit.
The theme of the meetings is “What do we need to say to Pope Francis about the Irish Church?”
These meetings are open to everybody, not just ACP members. They will afford an opportunity to everyone to make a submission.
The chair will introduce a guest who will speak for 10 minutes before the meeting is open to the floor.
Submissions will be summarised and forwarded to the Pope.
The dates, venues and chairs/speakers for the Papal regional meetings are as follows:
Mercy Centre, Mallow, Co Cork, Wednesday, 04 July: 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. Chair/Speaker: Gerry O’Connor
Árd Rí Hotel, Tuam, Co Galway, Wednesday, 11 July: 7.00 to 9.30 p.m. Chair/Speaker: Brendan Hoban
DCU St Patrick’s Campus, E Block, Drumcondra Rd Lower, Dublin 9, Wednesday, 18 July: 7.00 to 9.30 p.m.
Chair/Speaker: Brendan Hoban
Kilmore Hotel, Cavan, Wednesday, 25 July: 7.00 to 9.30pm. Chair/Speaker: Gerry O’Connor.
The format will be a 10 minute introductory talk by the chair who will then open proceedings to the floor.
People will be encouraged to speak openly and honestly.
A summary of each meeting will be prepared and a press release issued after the four meetings with the main issues highlighted.
The summary will be forwarded to Pope Francis.