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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Bishops hope "neglected areas" will be election priority


In light of a truly tumultuous week so far in Limerick, the city’s two Bishops have said in a joint Xmas message that social deprivation in parts of the city should be dominating the forthcoming general election.

Most Rev Dr Donal Murray(right) and the Church of Ireland’s Very Rev Dr Michael Mayes said in the text,
“There are parts of Limerick and other Irish cities where the sisters and brothers of Jesus Christ live among burned-out houses, burned-out cars and where some are intimidated out of their homes — where violence, weapons and drugs have become common place and where it is hard to have hope.

If we love these brothers and sisters as ourselves, a serious and urgent tackling of that situation would be an inescapable priority.

Would it be too much to say that it would dominate the forthcoming general election.”
More in the Examiner.

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