Trócaire founder Brian McKeown – a man of extraordinary vision and courage

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….

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2 responses to “Trócaire founder Brian McKeown – a man of extraordinary vision and courage

  1. We all, in Caritas Bangladesh, express our sincere condolences and pray to the Almighty for the salvation of the departed souls. Trocaire always extended their support in Caritas Bangladesg activities under the leadership of Brian Mckeown. I express thanks and appreciation on behalf of Caritas Bangladesh for his dedicated and diligent service and work in the well being of the poor people in Bangladesh

  2. Jack Panozzo

    I was very saddened to hear of the passing of Brian McKeown who was always a person whose great energy and passion led Trócaire and made that organization an outspoken voice for the poor and marginalized.
    I remember well the many times we “broke bread” together when he was here in Canada as well as work with the Asia Partnership for Human Development. He was an amazing person whose feisty spirit and seemingly limitless energy one could see was fuelled by a deep commitment to the poor and oppressed and a hunger for justice.

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