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Papal nuncio in Ireland sees revival of faith among young Catholics

Catholic World News - June 03, 2014

Archbishop Charles Brown, the apostolic nuncio in Ireland, reports that he has found a “renewed enthusiasm among young Catholics in Ireland now.”

The American-born prelate, who was appointed to his post in Dublin at a time when the Irish Church was suffering through intense criticism and low popularity, said that young people are the “green shoots” from which new growth in the Church will develop. The enthusiasm of youth, he said, will “lead the Church forward into the next decade.”

Archbishop Brown said that young people have a knack for “communicating the ancient unchanging faith in a new, vibrant and attractive way.” He added, however, that a revival in the number of priestly vocations will be essential to restoring the health of the faith in Ireland.

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  • Posted by: normnuke - Jun. 04, 2014 2:24 PM ET USA

    If the story about the 796 orphans murdered by their Catholic caregivers gets around Abp. Brown will have his work cut out for him.

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