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Bishop Fintan Monahan visits Kenya

Bishop Monahan visits Trócaire projects in Kenya

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OUR very ow Bishop Fintan Monahan has just returned from a visit to the projects supported by Trócaire in Kenya.

Bishop Monahan, along with a group of Bishops and Canon Michael Mc Loughlin, visited the slums of Nairobi, the tribes in rural Turkana and visited the medical centres in Lodwar.

He said it was very harrowing to see the suffering experienced by the people of Kenya, but he was happy to see the great work being done by the charities.

“It was most heartening to see the great work being done by the projects organized by Trócaire, the Local Church, Caritas & various local partners.

“Every group we visited were so thankful to the Irish people for the proceeds of the recent emergency collection and the annual Trócaire collection.

“It was consoling to see the difference this makes in terms of saving lives and helping to alleviate the suffering and plight of so many,” he added.

The Bishops and Canon Michael thanked the Trócaire team for organising the visit and more importantly for the dedication, commitment and expertise of the Trócaire staff in delivering work and service of such high quality and impact on behalf of the Irish Church.

Check Bishop Monahan’s Facebook page to see him throwing shapes with the Turkana locals:

Elaine has been a member of staff with The Clare Echo since its foundation in October 2017. The paper's first Chief Reporter, the Kilrush woman is now working as a sub-editor in our busy newsroom. In 2015, she graduated from the University of Limerick with a Masters in Journalism. Elaine briefly worked with the RTE Investigations Unit on the Standards in Public Office investigation before returning to Clare to continue her career as a reporter with the Clare People where she spent nine months as the West Clare correspondent and also covered the 2016 General Election and 2016 Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

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