Dream fulfilled for Co. Meath priest

It was an emotional moment for Fr John Brogan, parish priest of Kilskyre and Ballinlough, Co. Meath, when Pope Francis came over to greet him and impart a blessing at the Vatican last week. Fr Brogan, who is coping with illness, was a student at the Irish College in Rome during much of the pontificate of Pope Paul VI and it was a dream fulfilled for him to attend the Mass when Paul VI was beatified.