THERE are no financial difficulties in the Catholic Diocese of Ossory. The news was confirmed by a spokesperson for the diocese on Monday. It follows revelations that the Dublin archdiocese has serious money troubles. “The diocese is in a position to continue to provide a full range of services and to cover all present activities and programmes from its current income,” the spokesman said.
“In financial matters the bishop is advised by the Diocesan Finance Committee made up of lay men and women and some members of the diocesan clergy. The Committee is particularly mindful of the current economic climate and is very constrained in its spending,” he added.
“Bishop Freeman is particularly grateful to parishioners who, even in these difficult economic times, continue to make regularly contributions to church funds and said that without the extraordinary kindness of the people in these difficult times none of the diocesan services could be continued. “I am very grateful for their continued generous support,” he said.