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Nuncio welcomes ‘rebirth’ of Catholicism in Ireland

05 June 2014 | by Liz Dodd | Comments: 0

THE PAPAL nuncio to Ireland has spoken of a rebirth of the Church in the country and a renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics for their faith. Archbishop Charles Brown, who was appointed at the peak of the clerical abuse scandal in 2011, said that Irish Catholicism had entered a new “springtime”.He told the Catholic News Service: “The Church in Ireland has been through a good 20 years of real suffering, of a winter. I think that after this period of difficulty something new is beginning. We are beginning to see green shoots of renewal.”He added that young seminarians he met at St Patrick’s College,  Maynooth, and also in Rome, had a renewed enthusiasm for their faith. “A new generation has gone through that difficult period but has been purified ....... ....... ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........ ........

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