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Monday, 9th September 2019

Archbishop to mark 40th anniversary of Pope’s visit with prayers at Killineer

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The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin.

On 29th September 1979, the now Saint but then Pope, John Paul II came to Ireland on what he described as a “pilgrimage of peace.”

Eamon Martin, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland is to mark the anniversary of the big event by leading a short prayer service “For Ireland and for Humanity” on 29th September next at 5.00pm at the Papal cross at Killineer.

Archbishop Martin made the announcement at a special bilingual, English/Polish Mass last week to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the invasion of Poland and the outbreak of World War 11.

“The Holy Father was stopping off in Ireland on his way to address the United Nations on the problems of peace and war, justice and human rights” he said.

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“At Drogheda he reaffirmed the message which he had already spoken in Mexico and Poland during the first year of his pontificate:

“Each human being has inalienable rights that must be respected. Peace is threatened every time one of these rights is violated. The moral law, guardian of human rights, protector of the dignity of man, cannot be set aside by any person or group, or by the State itself, for any cause.”

“I invite the faithful in the Diocese of Dromore and the Archdiocese of Armagh to join me by coming together at the same time in their parishes.

“We will reflect on the same text which Pope Saint John Paul II used to pray for peace and reconciliation, forty years ago.

“On that day he concluded his address by praying that Christ the Prince of Peace, Mary, Saint Patrick, Saint Oliver Plunkett, and all the saints of Ireland would “Watch over Ireland”; “Protect humanity”.

“It is the perfect prayer for us during these troubled and uncertain times for Ireland – north and south – and as we commemorate the beginning of World War II, eighty years ago today.”


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