- Oct 27, 2020
Ireland’s four Catholic archbishops have requested a meeting with the country’s prime minister to raise concerns about the fact that it is the only place in Europe where public worship has been suspended in response to a fresh wave of COVID-19.
Ireland’s bishops say they “fully support the guidance of the public health authorities” after public worship was suspended in the Republic on Wednesday due to a spike in cases of COVID-19 cases.
Proposed legislation to introduce medically-assisted dying to the Republic of Ireland is “disingenuous and unnecessary,” according to Bishop William Crean of Cloyne.
Catholics in the Republic of Ireland are experiencing “obvious disappointment” after the government announced public worship won’t be allowed beginning Wednesday.
Ireland’s religious leaders are calling on Brexit negotiators to not threaten the peace on the island brought by the 1998 Good Friday Agreement.
Ireland could see the number of Mass-going Catholics drop by nearly a quarter when the COVID-19 pandemic ends.