Pope Francis – ‘The Church needs vocations’

‘Pope Francis tells participants at a Congress for the Pastoral Care of Vocations in Europe not to be afraid to take up the challenge of continuing to proclaim the vocation to consecrated life and to ordained ministry’ reports Vatican News.

Ireland was represented by Fr Willie Purcell (National Diocesan Vocations Office), Bishop Donal McKeown (Bishop of Derry) and Margaret Cartwright (Director – Vocations Ireland).

Pictured: Pope Francis greeting a Young mother and her child during his visit to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People in Dublin last August.

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