The visit of Pope Francis to Ireland over the bank holiday weekend polarised opinions. For many the visit provided an opportunity for faithful Catholics to get spiritual sustenance from their leader. For others though it marked a point where the abuse many suffered in Ireland (and across the world) at the hands of the religious orders was to be accounted for and reparation processes outlined.
The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD published a letter to the Pope on the subject of the Mother and Baby homes. Read it here
If you or members of your family are or were affected by the institutional abuse that took place in Ireland, there is support available through Irish organisations working throughout the UK. Please contact us here at LIHH or Irish in Britain.