Faithcast Episode 23 - 20 July 2017

Jul 20, 2017, 05:23 PM

Faithcast is the weekly podcast from, the news source for the Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference.

Presented by Brenda Drumm, Faithcast is a mixture of interviews and news snippets from the Catholic Church in Ireland.

In episode 23 of Faithcast, Brenda speaks to Brian Hanley of the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas about concerns over delays in the repatriation of Irish people in prison overseas. Brenda also hears from Sadie and Jason, two young people who share their reasons for signing up as volunteers for next year’s World Meeting of Families 2018 in Dublin.

The faith news this by the devastating hunger crisis in east Africa; Archbishop Eamon Martin’s wish for ‘a New Pentecost in Ireland’; the annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage; and, Bishop Éamonn Walsh’s letter to The Irish Times newspaper in which he expresses his concern about alcohol’s grip on Irish society.

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Episode date: 20 July 2017

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