Promotion of the IEC2012 overseas
Tuesday November 08, 2011
Fr Kevin Doran the Secretary General of the Congress has spent the last fortnight overseas visiting dioceses in Ontario and Quebec, to support the work of the local diocesan delegates who have been preparing for the participation of up to a thousand Canadians at the Eucharistic Congress in 2012.
As part of the promotion of IEC2012, Fr Doran recorded five programmes with Salt and Light Television and broadcast live on Radio Galilée (Quebec).
Presentations were made to diocesan groups in Toronto, London, Quebec and Montreal as well as to Canadians and Irish people who have lived in Canada for most of their lives. Fr Doran held meetings with Archbishop Thomas Collins of Toronto and Archbishop Gerald Lacroix of Quebec City, both of whom are leading pilgrim groups to the Congress.
He also had the very useful opportunity to compare notes with many of those who were directly involved in the preparation of the last Congress in Quebec City in 2008.