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Pope John Paul II Awards – Trip to Rome 2017 – Report and Photos

The following is a report trip to Rome in which the Cloyne Diocesan Youth Services led a contingent from the Cloyne Diocese:

On Monday 30th November 2017, 10 people from across the Diocese of Cloyne joined with 180 people from around Ireland in Rome to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Pope John Paul II Award. It was a hectic 4 days with so much to fit into the schedule. We visited the Irish College where we received a warm welcome from the Rector: Msgr Ciaran O’Carroll.

We visited the Basilica of St John Lateran, St Peter’s Basilica, the tomb of Saint John Paul II, the tomb of St Paul, the Vatican museum and the Sistine Chapel. Some of the group attended a conference in the Auditorium John Paul II in the Pontifical Urban University where Msgr Geno R Sylva spoke to us about his role in promoting the New Evangelisation. This session was facilitated by Baroness Nuala O’Loan. While the trip was action packed it was a great opportunity to meet other award leaders and co-ordinators involved in the Pope John Paul II Award from other Dioceses.

We were very fortunate to get to meet the Irish Ambassador to the Holy See Emma Madigan who came to San Bartolomeo all’Isola to meet the group. There she was treated to some Irish music performed by some of the Pope John Paul II participants.

Photos here:

View of St Peter's Basilica
View of St Peter's Basilica

Baroness O'Loan & Msgr Geno R Sylva with members of the JP II Award committee
Baroness O'Loan & Msgr Geno R Sylva with members of the JP II Award committee

Bernadette, Sharon & Fr Tom in Santa Maria degli-Angeli Church
Bernadette, Sharon & Fr Tom in Santa Maria degli-Angeli Church

Bishop Donal McKeown & the priests celebrating Mass in the Irish College
Bishop Donal McKeown & the priests celebrating Mass in the Irish College

Colosseum
Colosseum

Dicoese of Cloyne JP II Award group waiting for the Angelus in St Peter's Square with Pope Francis
Dicoese of Cloyne JP II Award group waiting for the Angelus in St Peter's Square with Pope Francis

Diocese of Cloyne group with the Irish Ambassador to the Holy See Emma Madigan
Diocese of Cloyne group with the Irish Ambassador to the Holy See Emma Madigan

Fr Tom with Bishop McKeown
Fr Tom with Bishop McKeown

Letting people know we are from the Diocese of Cloyne and with the JP II Award with our T-shirts
Letting people know we are from the Diocese of Cloyne and with the JP II Award with our T-shirts

Liz & Dolores in front of the altar in Santa Maria degli-Angeli
Liz & Dolores in front of the altar in Santa Maria degli-Angeli

Pope Francis
Pope Francis

Some of the JP II Award Committee  for the Diocese of Cloyne in Rome, Bernadette, Margaret & Sharon
Some of the JP II Award Committee for the Diocese of Cloyne in Rome, Bernadette, Margaret & Sharon

The Diocese of CLoyne group outside the Irish College
The Diocese of CLoyne group outside the Irish College

The diocese of cloyne group waiting to visit the Tomb of Saint John Paul II
The diocese of cloyne group waiting to visit the Tomb of Saint John Paul II

The JP II Award group lisiten to Fr Ciaran O'Carroll Rector of the Irish College
The JP II Award group lisiten to Fr Ciaran O'Carroll Rector of the Irish College

The new altar in the Irish College
The new altar in the Irish College

The tomb of Saint John Paul II
The tomb of Saint John Paul II

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