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Taoiseach invites Pope to Ireland

by Gregg Ryan, Ireland Correspondent

Posted: 02 May 2014 @ 12:12

THE prospect of a papal visit to Northern Ireland was raised at the weekend, when the Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, Enda Kenny, met Pope Francis after the canonisations of St John XXIII and St John Paul II.

Mr Kenny's suggestion came after the announcement that the Irish Republic is to reopen its embassy in the Vatican, after three years of closure.

While the withdrawal of the Irish ambassador in late 2011 was put down to economic circumstances (News, 11 November ...

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