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Chaplains welcomed in Orange lodge

leonogiollain_01“The work of Chaplains in third-level institutions around Ireland is increasingly valued by parents and the University authorities”, according to Bishop Donal McKeown, the Catholic Bishop’s liaison person with chaplains. He was speaking at the annual general meeting of third-level chaplains network (CN3) in Dromalis, Larne, on 24-26 January. Jesuit Leon Ó Giollain (pictured here), Chair of CN3, welcomed representatives of the four main churches to the weekend event where the theme of the conference was Encountering the Other. The key-note speaker was Derek Poole, who works for reconciliation among both Loyalist and Republican combatants, and the programme included a visit to the headquarters of the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland in Belfast.