Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Church to invite Pope to Ireland

BreakingNews.ie reports:

The Catholic hierarchy in Ireland is reported to be considering inviting the Pope to the country later this year to mark the 25th anniversary of his 1979 visit.

Reports this morning said the decision to invite Pope John Paul II on an official visit was made in principle at a meeting of the Bishops’ Conference in Maynooth last week.

The reports said the Government would have to approve any such visit, which would also depend on the Pontiff’s health.

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