Irish bishops to host press conference as part of their 2017 Ad Limina visit to the Holy See

19 Jan 2017

As part of their ten-day Ad Limina visit Irish bishops will be meeting the Holy Father Pope Francis in the Vatican tomorrow morning Friday, 20 January.  For media queries please contact Martin Long, Director of the Catholic Communications Office, who is in Rome.

After their meeting with Pope Francis, the bishops will host a press conference at 1.00pm (local time) in the Sala Marconi on the ground floor of Radio Vaticana, Palazzo Pio, Piazza Pia n.3, 00193 Rome.  The WiFi details are:

Password: m7wacawRaw

A special online feature detailing the bishops 2017 Ad Limina visit is now available on  The feature contains:

  • Six ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ concerning the Ad Limina visit of the Irish bishops
  • List of Irish bishops and diocesan administrators participating in the 2017 Ad Limina visit
  • Explanation of the role of the Holy See dicasteries being visited by Irish bishops


For media contact: Catholic Communications Office Maynooth: Martin Long 00353 (0) 86 172 7678 and Brenda Drumm 00353 (0) 87 310 4444