- Aug 5, 2020
Britain and Ireland are making a new push to restore Northern Ireland’s collapsed government, as politicians face mounting criticism of politicians after the killing of a journalist by a banned militant group.
As the British government continues to frantically try to avoid a no-deal Brexit on March 29, the Catholic Church in the country has been cautious about commenting on the country potentially crashing out of the European Union.
John Paul II’s visit to Killineer still looms large in the memory of Irish Catholics as they anticipate Pope Francis’s visit this week.
A priest working in the peripheries of Northern Ireland says the local Church would get a “room for improvement” grade in terms of aiding reconciliation.
Catholic and Protestant historians say that Ireland will be “unrecognizable” when Pope Francis visits next week compared to the country seen by St. Pope John Paul II in 1979.