2012-06-13 Vatican RadioThe specific theme for Wednesday at the International Eucharistic Congress in Dublin was: Priesthood and Ministry. Mark Davies is the Bishop of Shrewsbury in England and on Monday night drew a crowd of thousands of people when he was asked to give the first catechesis for young people at the congress. He spoke to Emer McCarthy about the young peoples' reponse to his intervention, the need and desire to promote new vocations and also about an upcoming visit to Britain of the relics of the 19th century French parish priest, St John Marie Vianney.
Bishop Davies said he was very struck by the "positive character" of the response from his young audience and said it showed the desire by young people to know "how they can engage and be witnesses to the faith." He also spoke of a "desire to promote new vocations" and the importance of saints like John Marie Vianney as role models because they can "lead us to the heart of our faith."
Listen to the full interview by Emer with Bishop Mark Davies: