Hoping the Pope comes to NI

The announcement about the visit of Pope Francis to Ireland is to be warmly welcomed as it has the potential to help build bridges between communities, and I am hopeful the visit will include Northern Ireland.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 1:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:56 pm
Pope Francis, who is due to visit Ireland in 2018 and might travel north of the border
Pope Francis, who is due to visit Ireland in 2018 and might travel north of the border

Unfortunately, at the time of the visit of Pope John Paul II, the situation in Northern Ireland prevented him from coming north, but we are in a much better place now.

The main purpose of this visit will be for the World Meeting of Families and it will be a natural extension of the visit for Pope Francis to come north, where I believe families from every community will come out to welcome him.

Trevor Lunn, Alliance MLA