Pope hails Irish missionary spirit as he elevates Knock to international status

Pope hails Irish missionary spirit as he elevates Knock to international status Pope Francis honours Knock Shrine with a special message March 19. Photo: Sinead Mallee.
Pope Francis has urged Irish Catholics to remember the great faith that Irish missionaries have brought to every corner of the world. The Pope made the plea on Friday evening via a videolink to Knock Shrine where he formally elevated the site of the Virgin Mary’s apparition in 1879 as an international sanctuary of special…
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