Eighteen Irish Catholic bishops attended an extraordinary general meeting at Maynooth this afternoon to discuss the Dublin Archdiocese report.
It came before a meeting next month between Pope Benedict and the Irish bishops in the wake of the Murphy report and also the forthcoming pastoral letter from the pope to the faithful of Ireland. Photo -
Among those attending were Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan and Bishop of Kildare Leighlin Jim Moriarty.
There were 33 bishops and auxiliary bishops eligible to attend.
Bishop Moriarty offered his resignation to the pope on December 23rd last. Bishops Walsh and Field offered theirs on Christmas Eve. It has yet to be confirmed by the Vatican that the resignations have been accepted. Read complete article - By PATSY MCGARRY, JAMIE SMYTH and JASON MICHAEL – The Irish Times