PRESS RELEASE 10 January 2019
WAC call for Irish Lay Catholics to nominate new Bishops
Pope Francis has stressed the urgent need for the laity to be involved in decision making in our church.
One third of the Irish Catholic Church’s 26 dioceses at Episcopal level in Ireland are due to be filled in the coming months.
However this opportunity for the church in Ireland to lay new foundations will be squandered unless the people of God are involved in the selection of these future Bishops who will determine the future direction of the church.
Irish Catholics should contact the Papal Nuncio Archbishop Jude Thaddeus Okolo firstname.lastname@example.org suggesting the necessary criteria for the selection of our future leaders and on these bases nominating suitable charismatic and prophetic leaders. If you copy your suggestions to WAC Ireland email@example.com we will publish any suggestions on our website.
Colm Holmes, We are Church spokesperson.