News archive 2003

Catholic Bishops issue Pastoral Letter to mark Special Olympics World Summer Games and European Year of People with Disabilities

PRESS RELEASE

12 JUNE 2003

CATHOLIC BISHOPS ISSUE PASTORAL LETTER TO MARK

SPECIAL OLYMPICS WORLD SUMMER GAMES AND

EUROPEAN YEAR OF PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

The Irish Bishops’ Conference has issued a Pastoral Letter “LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS” to
mark the European Year of People with Disabilities and the Special Olympics World Summer
Games which take place later this month.

Over 200,000 copies of the Pastoral Letter will be available in parishes throughout the
country this coming weekend 14/15 June.

At the request of the Four Church Leaders, a PRAYER FOR THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS
is also being distributed to parishes for use this weekend.

The texts of both the Pastoral Letter and the Prayer are attached, and are available on
the website of the Catholic Communications Office (www.catholiccommunications.ie) which
also provides Church-related information and resources regarding the Special Olympics.

ENDS
12 June 2003

Further information:
Catholic Communications Office: 01 505 3000
Fr Martin Clarke: 087 220 8044
Ms Brenda Drumm: 087 233 7797

WEBLINKS:
Pastoral Letter – LIFE IN ALL ITS FULLNESS – Click here
Prayer for Special Olympics – Click here
Special Olympics Feature on Catholic Communications Office Website – Click here

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