Pope Francis: Life Must be Given Anew.

Pope Francis: Life Must be Given Anew.

The private meeting between Pope Francis and the Jesuits in Ireland

On August 25, during his visit to Ireland for the World Meeting of Families, Pope Francis met a large group of Jesuits of Ireland. The meeting was due to take place at 6:20 p.m., but the pope chose to lengthen his private meeting with a group of eight victims of sexual abuse, a meeting that lasted an hour and a half. At around 6:40 p.m., Francis entered a room of the Nunciature where 63 Jesuits were gathered. Among them were two bishops: Alan McGuckian, bishop of Raphoe (Ireland), and Terrence Prendergast, archbishop of Ottawa. Fr. John Dardis, General Counsellor of the Society of Jesus for discernment and apostolic planning, was also there. Three Irish Jesuits are now members of the province of Zambia-Malawi and one is living in South Sudan. Three Jesuits in formation came from the United States, Canada and Cameroon.

Source: la Civiltà Catolica

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