Pope may visit North during trip to the UK

Pope may visit North during trip to the UK

The Pope could reportedly be set to pay a visit to the North as part of a six-day trip to Britain next year.

The Vatican has dismissed the reports as pure speculation, but seasoned commentators believe Benedict XVI will want to visit the North to show his support for the peace process.

Two years ago, Cardinal Sean Brady – the Archbishop of Armagh – personally invited Benedict to visit the North and the Republic.

The 30th anniversary of the 1979 papal visit to the Republic is due to be marked this weekend.


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