The timing of a papal visit to Ireland

Dear Editor, When in Rome, Enda Kenny apparently invited Pope Francis to visit Ireland. Since then The Irish Catholic has been promoting the idea, ostensibly to assist the peace process in the North. Our Taoiseach and our anti-Catholic Government would welcome a boost to their re-election prospects in two years’ time but do they deserve it? I think not. It would be inappropriate for Pope Francis to come to Ireland to rubber-stamp Enda Kenny’s notorious speech in the Dáil and his abortion legislation.

Yours, etc.,

Patrick Slevin,


Co. Waterford.