At the conclusion of the Autumn 2013 General Meeting of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference in the Columba Centre, Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, bishops have published the following statement addressing issues discussed during their two-day meeting:

  • Day for Life pastoral message for 2013 – “Care for Life: It’s Worth It
  • Safeguarding Children
  • Catholic Social Justice Groups: ‘Solidarity must be the defining value of Budget 2014’
  • The Peace Process in Northern Ireland
  • Special collection on 17 November for Trócaire’s humanitarian work in Syria
  • October is Mission Month – ‘Growing in faith’ is the theme for 2013
  • New Family Prayer Book from the Council for Marriage and the Family
  • National Diocesan Directors of Ecumenism Symposium with Archbishop Bernard Longley, co-chair of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission
  • Retirements and appointments.

Click here for the full text of the statement.