Limerick bishop with Kerry connections calls Diocesan Synod

Catholics will be told the church’s new rules on same-sex marriage and divorce today. Pope Francis is due to publish an “apostolic exhortation” today. Meanwhile, hundreds are gathering this weekend, to discuss the future of the Catholic Church in Ireland. It’s the first Diocesan Synod in Limerick in 50 years. 100 proposals were put together from responses from 5,000 people to a survey carried out ahead of this weekend’s conference. Bishop of Limerick Brendan LeahyBishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy – whose parents Maurice and Treasa Leahy were natives of Ballyferriter in West Kerry – says he called the meeting in order to best deal with challenges from the past and to meet new challenges in the future: [audio_player src=””]