Why The Pope is Not Going To The Eucharistic Congress



A strange report from Rome on the forthcoming Eucharistic Congress in Ireland.

How it will help heal a “wounded church” in it’s “process of renewal” and – via Archbishop Diarmuid Martin – why we’re just not ready for a visit by Pope Benedict.

“The Pope himself and he said this to me. He would like a visit to Ireland to be an integral part of this process of renewal. And he would make a journey, even if it was difficult for him, to contribute to that. [But] Just at the moment I don’t think that process of renewal, particularly renewal in faith, has got far enough to be able to use that visit by the Pope in a way that would strengthen the faith.”

Fair enough.

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