Cathaoirleach welcomes Knock Shrine elevation

Cathaoirleach Cllr Richard Finn

Cathaoirleach Cllr Richard Finn

The Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council, Cllr Richard Finn, has welcomed the recent elevation in status of Knock Shrine by Pope Francis to a designated international sanctuary of special eucharistic and Marian devotion.

At the April meeting of the local authority this week, Cllr Finn said: “It is a wonderful achievement for Knock and Mayo.” He added that since the apparition, it has become a centre of devotion for locals and visitors alike from all parts of the world and has a considerable appeal as a destination attracting around 1.6 million visitors a year to the county. The Cathaoirleach also said: “It now positions Knock Shine and Mayo alongside other international locations as a world class destination for religious and spiritual tourism.”

 

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