Bishops’ Council for Education welcomes report on school patronage
The Council for Education of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference welcomes the publication of the detailed report of the Advisory Group to The Forum on Patronage and Pluralism in the Primary Sector. The Council will study the report and reflect on its various recommendations.
The report clearly affirms the importance of denominational schools and the continuance of faith formation, including sacramental preparation, in Catholic schools. It also provides a roadmap for consultation with parents and local communities concerning greater diversity of school provision in certain areas.
Today’s comprehensive report requires detailed analysis and we look forward to working with all the education partners in developing a partnership approach to the future development of our primary schools.
Notes to Editor
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