Irish Bishops to visit Brussels for three days

15 Feb 2002

Irish Bishops to visit Brussels for three days

Nine Catholic bishops from Ireland, along with representatives of other Christian Churches, are to participate in an information visit to Brussels from Monday 18 February to Wednesday 20 February 2002 as guests of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

The programme will cover a wide range of topics, and will include meetings with Mr Pat Cox MEP, President of the European Parliament, and Commissioner David Byrne. An Ecumenical Service will be held in St Anthony’s Church, Kraainem, on Tuesday evening.

The Catholic bishops travelling to Brussels are:

Most Reverend Gerard Clifford (Auxiliary Bishop of Armagh)
Most Reverend Joseph Duffy (Bishop of Clogher)
Most Reverend Christopher Jones (Bishop of Elphin)
Most Reverend John Kirby (Bishop of Clonfert)
Most Reverend William Lee (Bishop of Waterford & Lismore)
Most Reverend John McAreavey (Bishop of Dromore)
Most Reverend James Moriarty (Auxiliary Bishop of Dublin)
Most Reverend Patrick Walsh (Bishop of Down & Connor)
Most Reverend William Walsh (Bishop of Killaloe)

15 February 2002

Further information:
Catholic Communications Office (01) 601 6700
Fr Martin Clarke 087 220 8044
Ms Brenda Drumm 087 233 7797