Bishop Leahy addresses Focolare gathering

Bishop Brendan Leahy of Limerick was among an Irish delegation of 120 people who travelled to the Focolare summer gathering at Hope University in Liverpool last week.

Addressing the summer gathering, jointly hosted by Focolare in the UK and Ireland, Bishop Leahy said that when Focolare started in 1943 the founders could “hardly have imagined that the spirituality that was coming to life would one day be shared by Muslims, Sikhs, Buddhists and Jews”.

The gathering, which was entitled ‘Signs of Hope’, was also addressed by a leader of the Sikh community in Ireland, Dr J.S. Puri, who spoke of the difference between toleration and acceptance.