There are approx. 60,000 Chinese living in Ireland and many of them feel isolated from the general population because of language and cultural differences.
The number of Catholics among them is small but last Sunday representatives of the Chinese Catholic Community in Dublin gathered with like-minded locals to see what could be done to ease the difficulties of the newcomers, both short-term and long-term.
A number of possibilities emerged that will be followed up in the weeks ahead.
After the formal meeting the conversation continued during a bbq, which the recent dry and sunny spell kindly facilitated. It was a good omen.