Open invitation to all Catholics to attend the World Meeting of Families

The Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnoise has extended an open invitation to all Catholics in the diocese to attend the World Meeting of Families

In his Christmas message, Bishop Francis Duffy has spoken about the need to remember that Christmas is about the birth of the baby Jesus, and the central role of family in all aspects of their life.

Ireland is getting ready to host Pope Francis as part of next year’s event, and thousands of people are set to visit Ireland which it has been estimated may cost as much as €20million to stage.

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Bishop Duffy is hopeful as many people from the Shannonside region as possible can take part.