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Irish cardinal still hopes for papal visit this year

Catholic World News - February 10, 2012

Irish Cardinal Sean Brady has said that he still hopes that Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Dublin for the International Eucharistic Congress in June. The cardinal's comments contrasted with an earlier statement by Dublin's Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, who had said that the time is not ripe for a successful papal visit.

''I was listening to Archbishop Martin at the weekend about whether the moment is right or not. My hope is that the moment would be right,'' said Cardinal Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland.

Archbishop Martin had said that Pope Benedict is unlikely to travel to Dublin this year, in light of the severe conflicts within the Church. He said that "a papal visit will only have a significance when many of these issues of our past are fully addressed."

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