In a statement responding to the announcement today of the commencement of the closure of Veritas Communications CLG, Bishops said, “Veritas Communications CLG has served the publishing and catechetical needs of the Irish Episcopal Conference very well for many years and the decision to begin the wind down and closure of its business operations, including its remaining retail stores, represents a great loss to the Church in Ireland.
“We understand that Veritas has made this very difficult decision following a number of years of challenging trading conditions, but today’s announcement brings especially sad news for Veritas employees as well as the many customers and friends of Veritas throughout the country and beyond. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are directly impacted by today’s announcement.”
Notes for Editors
- Veritas had its origins in the Catholic Truth Society of Ireland, which was founded in 1899 to publish religious books, pamphlets and materials for the market in Ireland. Prior to that, all such materials came from England. In 1928, the Veritas company was formed to take over the commercial aspect of the Catholic Truth Society.