News archive 2009

Bishops’ statement on the occasion of the first National Famine Commemoration Day

PRESS RELEASE
10 May 2009

Bishops’ statement on the occasion of the first National Famine Commemoration Day

The Bishops of Ireland today published a statement welcoming the first National Famine Commemoration Day which takes place next Sunday, 17 May.  The Bishops’ statement remembers the past and reflects on hunger and famine today.  The statement is available as part of a special feature on the homepage of www.catholicbishops.ie.  Liturgy notes, information for parishes and the 1995 pastoral letter Remembering the Irish Famine also form part of this web-feature.

Bishop John Kirby, Bishop of Clonfert and Chairman of Trócaire, the overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland, is available today for media interviews.

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Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678

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