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.
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678