A podcast with Fr. Kevin Doran who spoke about the International Eucharistic Congress being an essential part of the journey of renewal of the Church

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Also this week the Vatican announced the beginning of the first phase of the Apostolic Visitation to the Irish Church, called for by the Pope in the wake of the Murphy and Ryan reports into the abuse of minors by members of the clergy.

Fr. Kevin Doran is the president of the organising committee for Dublin 2012.

He told Emer McCarthy that the Congress couldn’t come at a better time, adding that “many of the problems that we face are to do with the failure of communion.”

The Eucharistic Congress he says, is a chance to “rebuild the communion that has been broken through the thirst for power and the desire for excessive profit which we have seen in the banking collapse, through the desire for power and control which has prevented the church from hearing the cry of those who have been abused.” Listen 00:02:12:79