Galway, Ireland, May 2, 2022 / 18:00 pm
Bishop Michael Duignan of Galway and Kilmacduagh highlighted the diminishing role of the Church in the Republic of Ireland at his installation Mass on Sunday.
“Much of what the Church has built up in Ireland over the last two centuries is crumbling before our eyes,” Bishop Duignan, who is also Bishop of Clonfert, said May 1.
He acknowledged that pieces of infrastructure that “hinder rather than help the life of faith” at present will have to be let go of.
“It is clear that in the future, we will be a smaller faith community,” the bishop stated.