Below is the text of a letter received from the Irish Bishops’ Conference.
This letter was in response to one sent to the bishops following the Annual General Meeting of the ACP. The letter from the ACP outlined the concerns that were expressed in the resolutions passed at the meeting.
4th April 2016,
Dear Father Hoban,
I write in reply to your letters of 1st December 2015. This correspondence was circulated to all bishops at the march 2016 plenary meeting of the Irish Episcopal Conference.
In order to discuss matters of mutual interest, the bishops have recommended that a group comprising the bishops from the Council for Clergy (Bishops Browne, Boyce and Nulty) along with Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, meet with representatives of the Association of Catholic Priests. It is envisaged that the meeting would take place sometime in the near future. I will be in contact again to arrange a date.
With every good wish,
Monsignor Gearóid Dullea,