Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh Seán Brady
Four of Ireland's archbishops will travel to Rome to meet apostolic visitors who have been appointed to their diocese in response to child sexual abuse revelations in the Irish Church.
According to a press release from the Irish bishops' media office, Cardinal Archbishop of Armagh Seán Brady, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Dermot Clifford, and Archbishop of Tuam Michael Neary will make the trip over to Rome next week for discussions led by the Congregation for Bishops, reports the Catholic News Agency.
According to the Irish bishops' spokesmen, the purpose of visitors' efforts is "to offer assistance and to contribute to the spiritual and moral renewal of the Church in Ireland. They explained that the visitation "will facilitate reflection, evaluation and review of Church life."
The Apostolic Visitors for the four archdioceses, announced last May are: Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Emeritus Archbishop of Westminster, for the Archdiocese of Armagh; Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, for the Archdiocese of Dublin; Archbishop Thomas Christopher Collins, Archbishop of Toronto, for the Archdiocese of Cashel and Emly; and Archbishop Terrence Thomas Prendergast, Archbishop of Ottawa, for the Archdiocese of Tuam, reports Independent Catholic News.
Four Irish archbishops summoned to Rome to meet apostolic visitors (Catholic News Agency)
Irish archbishops travel to Rome ahead of Apostolic Visitation (Independent Catholic News)