Irish bishops report to pope on states of dioceses

Irish Catholic bishops will be in Rome tomorrow for the start of their ad limina visit to Pope Benedict XVI.

14th October, 2006

Irish Catholic bishops will be in Rome tomorrow for the start of their ad limina visit to Pope Benedict XVI.

Bishops are supposed to meet the Pope every five years to report on the state of their dioceses, though it’s seven years since the Irish bishops were last in Rome. The delay was due to the poor health of Pope John Paul II.

In all, 32 diocesan and auxiliary bishops, representing the country’s...

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