An Taoiseach Praises SSVP

On the occasion of the visit of Pope Francis to Dublin, An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, praises the work of the SSVP.

“The Catholic Church has always helped us to understand that we are citizens of a wider world and part of a global family.

People of profound Christian faith provided education to our children when the State did not, in the open air next to hedgerows and in the schools and educational institutions they built.  They founded our oldest hospitals, staffed them and provided welfare for so many of our people. We think of the many wonderful organizations today who continue that work, like St Vincent de Paul to name just one.”