Cardinal Dew is at a meeting in Rome this week

Cardinal John Dew left for Rome on Thursday.

On Sunday (Rome time) he will be installed as the titular parish priest of Sant’ Ippolito.

All cardinals are made nominal parish priest of a Roman parish.

Next week he will be at the Plenary Assembly of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples.

Msgr Gerard Burns is also in Rome at a Caritas Internationalis meeting.

After that Burns is going on to Peru to attend the beatification of three priests with whom he worked during his years in Peru.

These three priests were murdered by Shining Path members and are being beatified and recognised as martyrs.

Father James Lyons is the acting vicar general during the time both Cardinal Dew and Msgr Gerard are away.

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