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Pope Francis Makes a Pastoral Visit To Dublin, Ireland
The clergy and welcoming party of Catholics were at the airport to see Pope Francis arrive. At the airport he didn’t kiss the ground like the late Pope John Paul II, on he went to the President’s house and then Dublin Castle. The clergy, lay people, dignitaries and foreign diplomats were among the guests in Dublin Castle. In a speech to the Pope, Leo Varadkar the Irish Prime Minister told him victims were still suffering from the atrocities by the priests and nuns. He asked the Pope to use his position for truth and honesty and justice to be brought to lead in exposing the whole saga in Ireland and around the world and dealing with the priests who committed those crimes on children and women. He called for a new relationship between the church and the state in which religion was no longer the central factor of society.
Pope Francis in his reply, he spoke of his “shame” over the “grave scandal” of the child sexual abuse and the “outrage” justified for ” the failure of the ecclesiastical authorities -bishops, religious superiors priests and others, adequately to address these appalling crimes………..” After this event the Pope stopped at a community devastated by social ills of poverty, drugs, violence and unemployment as well as an elderly care facility.
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has tasted Surprise Freedom for 3 Days to Reunite with Daughter
The British-Iranian woman jailed for spying in Iran has been freed for 3 days on a temporary release, which her family, friends, lawyer and supporters hope an extension can be made. Nazanin was released after more than two years in jail, she only had 10 minutes to get ready. Her previous requests for temporary release had been rejected. Her husband Richard remains in Britain coordinating efforts for her total release.
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