Ad Limina

Connecting, bonding, meeting

Bishop Fintan Monahan (Killaloe Diocese) sums up the recent Ad Limina visit by the Irish Bishops and their meeting with Pope Francis.

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‘His style models for us the life of the Church…’

Bishop Noel Treanor (Diocese of Down and Connor) on the meeting with Pope Francis during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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‘He was a model of listening ….’

Bishop Francis Duffy (Diocese of Ardagh and Clonmacnois) reflects on the meeting of the Irish Bishops with Pope Francis during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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‘He realises that Irish Church has been through a very difficult time … ‘

Bishop John McAreavey (Diocese of Dromore) on meeting with Pope Francis during the Ad Limina visit of the Irish Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

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‘The spirit of Pope Francis is not soft, but it is warm and heartfelt …’

Bishop Donal McKeown (Diocese of Derry) on meeting with Pope Francis during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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‘What impressed me most was his obvious engagement…’

Bishop John Kirby (Diocese of Clonfert) discusses the recent meeting with Pope Francis during the Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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“We all just sat around in a circle and we all just talked…”

Bishop John Fleming (Diocese of Killala) on the meeting with Pope Francis during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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‘… the Irish Church has been through a tough, purifying experience… ‘

Archbishop Michael Neary (Archdiocese of Tuam) reflects on the 10 years since last Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops

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“the most engaged and the most valuable” …

Bishop Michael Smith (Meath Diocese), a veteran of various Ad Limina visits, discusses the recent visit of the Irish Bishops and their meeting with Pope Francis.

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I went up to see Peter… (Gal 1:18)

Bishop John Buckley (Cork & Ross Diocese) quotes St Paul as he reflects on the Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops and their meeting with Pope Francis.

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‘Please pray for me that I don’t make too many silly mistakes… ‘ (Pope Francis)

Bishop Denis Brennan (Diocese of Ferns) reflects on the meeting of the Irish Bishops with Pope Francis during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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He showed himself very willing to listen to us

Bishop Philip Boyce (Diocese of Raphoe) reflects on the meeting of the Irish Bishops with Pope Francis during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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‘To listen with the heart…’

Bishop Eamonn Walsh (Archdiocese of Dublin) reflects on meeting of Irish Bishops with Pope Francis during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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‘I was very blessed to have been there …’

Canon Michael McLoughlin (Diocesan Adminstrator Galway Diocese) reflects on meeting Pope Francis during Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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Pope Francis on Faith and Family

Archbishop Eamon Martin (Armagh) on the meeting with Pope Francis that took place during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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He has genuinely changed the atmosphere

Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly (Cashel & Emly) on the positive influence of Pope Francis on the conduct of the Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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He expressed great affection for the people of Ireland

Bishop Leo O’Reilly (Kilmore Diocese) on the meeting of the Irish Bishops with Pope Francis during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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It was a moment that I will never forget

Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan reflects on the meeting with Pope Francis that took place during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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We will all join in the conversation… ‘ (Pope Francis)

Bishop Kevin Doran (Elphin Diocese) reflects on the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops and their meeting with Pope Francis.

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Pope Francis always comes across to me as a man who knows family

Bishop Brendan Kelly (Diocese of Achonry) discusses the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops and their meeting with Pope Francis.

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‘We got an intimate insight into how he ministers…’

Bishop Bill Crean (Diocese of Cloyne) on the meeting with Pope Francis during the recent Ad Limina visit of the Irish Bishops.

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Head, heart and hands …

Bishop Raymond Browne (Diocese of Kerry) relays an image that Pope Francis used during his meeting with the Irish Bishops on their recent Ad Limina visit.

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The apostolate of the ear

Bishop Denis Nulty shares how Pope Francis was a model of a listening leader at his 2 hour meeting with all the Irish Bishops during their recent Ad Limina visit.

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This Pope teaches you the essence of the Church…

Bishop Brendan Leahy reflects on how Pope Francis created a ‘family atmosphere’ at his meeting with the Irish Bishops during their Ad Limina visit.

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