PRESS STATEMENT 20/09/2013
We are Church Ireland welcomes the sentiments expressed by Pope Francis in his interview with Civilta Catholica .
They represent a positive attitude to necessary reforms within the Catholic Church and set the agenda for the forthcoming meeting of the Eight Cardinals due to meet Pope Francis in Rome from October 1 to 3rd 2013.
Pope Francis’ comments as expressed in his interview are supportive of many of the aims of We are Church Ireland and are broadly in line with the views of the silenced Irish priests.
One wonders If Pope Francis had expressed these views while a cleric in Argentina would he too have incurred the wrath of the Vatican’ Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith ?
Further information : Brendan Butler , spokesperson We are Church Ireland . 086 4054984