Minister on a mission – The Irish Times

February 13, 2007 in Press

<em>Minister on a mission: A week in Zambia with Mary Hanafin</em> describes the minister’s tour and refers to Michael Kelly on 9 February,<br />
<blockquote>Fr Michael Kelly is a slight, softly-spoken Jesuit from Tullamore, Co Offaly. He is also one of the most remarkable people that one could wish to meet.<br />
His story is one of a lifetime dedicated to the poor since moving to Zambia in 1955. He is a Zambian citizen.<br />
Today, he is being honoured by a new initiative in his name. The Father Michael Kelly Bursary, sponsored by the Irish Government, will allow Zambian students to undertake postgraduate study in Aids/HIV.<br />
Fr Kelly’s research work has largely focused on how education can be used as a shield against the disease. His central message is how HIV/Aids is less prevalent where education is available. He has also challenged the orthodox view of the Catholic Church on the use of condoms.</blockquote>