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Irish Focolare meeting brings bishops together

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08 November 2019

Barry Redmond

The Archbishop of Armagh and the Primate of All Ireland, Dr Richard Clarke (right), and his Roman Catholic counterpart, Dr Eamon Martin, speak at the open afternoon

The Archbishop of Armagh and the Primate of All Ireland, Dr Richard Clarke (right), and his Roman Catholic counterpart, Dr Eamon Martin, speak at the ...

THIRTY bishops from 18 Churches in Europe met in Larne, Northern Ireland, to see the work of collaboration between Christian denominations.

The meeting was organised by the Focolare Movement, a global ecumenical group which promotes dialogue. The theme of the gathering, held last month, was “In a divided world, united in Christ”.

They met Christians who told of their experiences of working across the religious divide in Northern Ireland. During a service, the bishops — from Churches which included Anglican, Roman Catholic, Methodist, Evangelical Lutheran, and Syrian Orthodox — made a commitment to love each other’s Church and consider each other’s crosses as their own, so that all may be one.

The RC Bishop of Limerick, Dr Brendan Leahy, said: “There was a wonderful coming together of the international and local. In a really upbeat atmosphere, people were able to share stories, experiences, and insights in a way that gave us all a lift and offered hope.”

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