We ourselves are responsible for the lack of trust in the Church. I don’t think that a 36-hour visit by Pope Francis is going to hugely repair that

We ourselves are responsible for the lack of trust in the Church. I don’t think that a 36-hour visit by Pope Francis is going to hugely repair that
Archbishop Eamon Martin: feels Pope Francis will inspire those who have drifted away from the faith Picture: Presseye

Primate of All Ireland Archbishop Eamon Martin reflects on what message the visiting pontiff might bring, to the Irish bishops and to the nation: ‘Does he want to encourage us? To chastise us?’

Bishops will be “challenged” and maybe even “chastised” by Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland next week to “get [their] act together” and reach out to members, according to the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland.

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