Women’s Ordination Worldwide to gather in Dublin to mark the Pope’s visit

Media Advisory: for immediate release

First event: Saturday 25 August 2018, 9:45-10:05am

Halfpenny Bridge, Dublin

The Gardai (police) have granted permission for members of We Are Church Ireland and Women’s Ordination Worldwide to offer Pope Francis a special message as he lands in Dublin. We will be on the east side of the Halfpenny Bridge and will raise 50 umbrellas with the words, “Women Priests” and the LGBT rainbow flag. This is a special photo opportunity where we are allowed to gather on the bridge for just 5 minutes at 10am.  


Second event: Sunday 26 August 2018, 1:30 - 2:45 pm

Queen Street Bridge, Arran Quay, Dublin

Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) will witness outside the Papal mass for women’s inclusion and ordination in a renewed Catholic Church. We have been issued with a permit to congregate as crowds walk towards Phoenix Park. We aim to draw attention to the absence of women on the altar and encourage mass goers to ask themselves and Church leaders: how long must we tolerate this injustice?

Although WOW secured tickets to the papal mass, after the witness, our group will walk in solidarity with the Stand4Truth activists at the Garden of Remembrance.

Press contacts:

Pat Brown: (UK) +44 7950048628 pat@patbrown-at.co.uk

Colm Holmes: (Ireland)  +353 86 606 3636 colmholmes2020@gmail.com

Kate McElwee: (Italy & USA) +39 393 692 2100 kmcelwee@womensordination.org

Miriam Duignan: (UK & Ireland) +44 7970 926910 miriam.duignan@wijngaardsinstitute.com