Everyone is invited to read, discuss and reflect on the National Synthesis, on what its calling us to do, as individuals and as a Church community (click on image above)

National Synthesis for the Church in Ireland

Bishops’ Statement

The National Synthesis document points to many challenges for the handing on of the faith in this country, including a need for inner healing and hope, especially among those who have suffered abuse by Church personnel and in Church institutions. .

It acknowledges and reflects on the impact in recent decades of a major decline in the practice of the faith, and in vocations to priesthood and religious life.