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Visit Northern Ireland’s religious leaders urge pope

ARMAGH (UCAN): The La Croix daily reported on May 9 that head of the archdiocese of Armagh and primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin, joined Protestant leaders in urging Pope Francis to extend his August visit to the country’s North. The pope is slated to visit Dublin in August for the World Meeting of Families—the first papal visit to Ireland since 1979. On that occasion Pope John Paul II was unable to travel north due to the problems there at the time.
 

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