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The announcement was made in Rome at 11am (Irish time) that His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the retirement of Most Reverend Martin Drennan, Bishop of Galway and Kilmacduagh, and Apostolic Administrator of Kilfenora, on grounds of ill health and on medical advice.
A one-day conference entitled Climate Change and Me: Rising to the Laudato Si Challenge will take place at Knock Shrine on Saturday April 30. The event is being planned and co-ordinated by the Faith Renewal team at Knock Shrine, headed by Fr Richard Gibbons, in response to Pope Francis’ encyclical, Laudato Si, which highlights the great need for discussion and debate about the issue of climate change. ‘On Care For Our Common Home’, the encyclical critiques consumerism and irresponsible development, laments environmental degradation and global warming, and calls on all people of the world to take "swift and unified global action."
An event entitled “Women — Potential for Ministry In The Church” will be held in Galway next week and will be addressed by Fr Tony Flannery and Maire Ni Dhuibhir.
John McAreavey is to speak about his personal faith journey since the tragic loss of his wife, Michaela, as part of a faith festival at Knock Shrine next month.
Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary has opened a ‘Holy Door’ at Knock Shrine as Catholics across the world have started to observe and celebrate Pope Francis’ historic ‘Year of Mercy’. The world’s media and tens of thousands of people gathered in St Peter’s Basilica on December 8 to watch Pope Francis open the Holy Door in Rome, a tradition that dates back to the 1400s.
An environmental expert, who worked on Pope Francis’ groundbreaking new encyclical on ecology and planetary problems, is to speak at a day conference on eco-theology in Knock Shrine next month. Fr Sean McDonagh is coming to Knock Shrine as part of a new series of faith renewal events, launched last week.
With hopes high this week in the Catholic community that Pope Francis will make the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years following the announcement that Ireland will host the next World Families Meeting in 2018, there is great hope that if he does visit Ireland he will visit Knock Shrine.