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New nuncio in Dublin explains his optimism about the faith in Ireland

Catholic World News - December 27, 2012

Archbishop Charles Brown, the new apostolic nuncio to Ireland, discusses the first year of his new assignment in an interview with the Irish Catholic.

The archbishop—who was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI despite having no background in diplomacy—explains how he took a “crash course” to learn the basic requirements of his work. He says that despite the enormous volume of negative press about Catholicism, he is “very optimistic about the Church in Ireland.”

“I want to encourage Catholics to be courageous in their faith,” says Archbishop Brown; “not to be afraid, not to be cowed into silence by the pressure of the scandals and negative media reports that tend to make people retreat into a very private faith. What I would like to see is for people to be joyful about their faith and not afraid to express their faith in the public square.”

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