AT YOUR SERVICE - 24 SEPTEMBER 2023
Play • 30 min

Another bit of Island history has been made this week, as Pope Francis has granted Cathedral status to the Roman Catholic church of St Mary of the Isle in Douglas.  The church will be a Co-Cathedral to the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, in Liverpool city centre.  
Co-Cathedrals are very rare in the Roman Catholic Church, and this is the first-ever Co-Cathedral in the British Isles.  Monsignor John Devine - parish priest of St Mary's and senior Catholic priest on the Island - explains in full why this has happened and what it means for the Island churches of other denominations.

Then, in a second conversation, Monsignor John reflects on his 50 years as a priest, and the adventures he's had along the way.
Music is from the Irish trio, The Priests - and we have our notice board as usual.
Items for the notice board can be emailed - judithley@manxradio.com

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