Press Statement on the ban on Fr. Tony Flannery’s talk in Killeagh , Co.  Cork

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In this new age of openness promoted by Pope Francis in the Catholic Church ‘ We Are Church Ireland‘ is shocked to learn that Bishop William Crean of the Diocese Of Cloyne, County Cork has banned Fr. Tony Flannery  from addressing a meeting organised by the Parish Pastoral Council of Killeagh, East Cork for the last weekend of September 2015.

Bishop Crean overruled the decision of the Parish Pastoral  Council in  Killeagh  which had issued the invitation to Fr Tony Flannery.

‘This decision of Bishop Crean is very heavyhanded and incomprehensible in refusing to respect the conscientious decision of the Killeagh Parish Council.

I call upon Bishop Crean to reverse his autocratic decision to ban Fr. Tony Flannery from addressing the People of God in the diocese of Cloyne‘  stated Brendan Butler spokesperson,We are Church Ireland

23 August 2015

Further information : Brendan Butler, We are Church Ireland  www.wearechurchireland.ie   mob. 0864054984.

1 Comments
  1. Date: August 23, 2015
    Author: Catherine Gibson

    Why am I not surprised! the Parish Pastoral Council need to take a stand in relation tot his matter. They could do it by e.g. objecting publicly, or by meeting Tony in an "off-site" venue as a group of free citizens.