Caritas Internationalis is saddened to hear of the death of Brian McKeown, the founder of Trócaire. For over twenty years, as head of the Caritas confederation’s Irish member organisation, he consistently worked hard in the defence of the poor and was inspired by the Gospel to speak out fearlessly for social justice.
Here Trócaire pays tribute to the man who laid the foundation stone to make the organisation what it is today:
“Brian McKeown was a man of extraordinary vision and courage. He was the founding director of Trócaire in 1973 and he provided the inspiration and leadership which established the organisation as a radical voice on poverty and social justice. Read more….