Sunday August 9, 2020

Bishops set up a stand-alone company to handle logistics

It was led by Anne Griffin, an experienced conference organiser who previously worked on bringing the International Eucharistic Congress to Dublin in 2012. One of the biggest tasks was recruiting the 10,500 volunteers needed to run the operation

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

26th August, 2018
The Papal Mass site in the Phoenix Park this weekend

A key figure in getting Pope Francis to Ireland was Archbishop of Dublin, Diarmuid Martin. There is a photo on a side-table in the hallway of the Archbishop’s House in Drumcondra, showing Pope Francis and Martin laughing together. Both of them served together in the Vatican for years, and they are close. Back in September 2015, Martin was at the World Meeting of Families Event in Philadelphia, where Francis told him that its next venue...

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