1 APRIL 2005
PRAY FOR POPE JOHN PAUL II – ARCHBISHOP BRADY
The Primate of All Ireland, Archbishop Sean Brady, today said, “Having
heard the sad news of the deterioration of the state of the Holy Father’s
health, I ask Catholics to continue to pray fervently for Pope John Paul
II, that he may be united ever more closely with Jesus in his suffering
and be given all the graces that he needs at this time.
“I know that throughout Ireland today, people will be remembering the
Holy Father in their prayers.”
Martin Long Director of Communications (086 172 7678)
Brenda Drumm Communications Officer (087 233 7797)
NOTES TO EDITORS:
* Dr Sean Brady is Archbishop of Armagh, Primate of All Ireland and
President of the Irish Bishops’ Conference.
* On 16th October 1978 Cardinal Wojtyla of Krakow, Poland, was elected
the 264th Pope of the Catholic Church, and took the name John Paul II.
* Pope John Paul II visited Ireland on 29th, 30th September and
1st October 1979. Ireland was the third pilgrimage of his Pontificate.
* Audio links to the Pope’s 1979 homilies and speeches in Ireland,
are available on www.catholiccommunications.ie in the “Special Features