Silent Vigil outside the Apostolic Nunciature: April 29th
Today 20th April We are Church Ireland announces a silent vigil in support of those silenced priests , Sean Fagan, Tony Flannery, Gerry Moloney , Owen OSullivan and others who wish to remain anonymous.
It will take place at the residence of the Papal Nuncio to Ireland , Archbishop Charles Brown, the Apostolic Nunciature , 183 Navan Road , Dublin 7 on Sunday 29th April 2012 at 16.00 hours.
It is important that Irish committed Catholics show their solidarity with these priests who are articulating the views of the majority of Irish Catholics as evidenced in the recent Amarach survey.
We call for the revocation of these silences by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith which punished these men without due process and through secretive procedures with no right of Appeal.
Gina Menzies is supporting this vigil and expresses her solidarity with these theologians .
‘We wish to thank the International Movement of We are Church ( IMWAC ) who at our request have issued a press statement in support of these silenced priests and for all theologians world-wide who continue to suffer unfairly at the hands of this secretive Congregation,’ stated Brendan Butler , spokesperson.’
Further information : Brendan Butler 086 4054984