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How Many Dioceses do we Need?


Church structures are at the service of pastoral care. The raison d’être of parishes, pastoral areas, dioceses is the promotion and living of the gospel and the celebration of the sacraments so that Christ may find a dwelling place in our hearts. These arrangements are not part of divine law. They are a strategy, a choice the Church has made as part of its mission to preach and live the Gospel.
On 16 November 2021 the bishop of Clonfert and the bishop of Galway, Kilmacduagh and Kilfenora announced:…

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