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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

No Pope Here! DUP Boycotts Meeting

No Pope Here !
DUP boycotts meeting
Irish News. Wednesday, April 6, 2005
By Staff Reporter

SEVERAL DUP councillors boycotted the start of a meeting of Ballymena Borough
Council in Co Antrim while the party's mayor expressed sympathy over the Pope's

Mayor Hubert Nicholl said he could understand how Catholics felt and hoped that
councillors could empathise with his remarks, at the meeting on Monday.

After he finished his remarks a number of DUP councillors filed into the room.
A council source said: "There are some members of the DUP who have a
fundamentalist opposition to the Catholic Church on religious grounds
and they could not bring themselves to support the mayor's comments."


At 5:48 AM, April 07, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fr McManus...

Let the DUP answer for themselves.
I'm not surprised by their decisions, but I'd imagine it's better they remained outside the chamber than enter in and fail to observe the official 'mark of respect'.

On a related matter though, I'm not surprised you haven't had the grace to acknowledge the gesture made by Linfield Football Club by wearing black armbands and having the club flag flown at half-mast during their game against Longford last Monday, as a mark of respect to the Pope.
You've had the knives out for Linfield as a sectarian club for more years than I care to remember.
Why the reluctance to comment now?
Does it not suit your sectarian agenda?

At 10:59 AM, April 17, 2005, Anonymous isaacsplace said...

Fr,Sean McManus,

Sean,a native of Kinawley, Co,Fermanagh,Northern Ireland,he is anti-British although he was happy to receive money from the British establishment for his education.

Sean,obviously a bigoted republician and his writings are one sided,designed to encite hatred between the Catholic's and Protestant's in Ireland.

Sean,has made no mention whatsoever in any of his writings regarding the delibert ethnic cleansing of Protestants by Sinn Fein/IRA from the Co,Fermanagh area,in fact all border areas.Protestant's were murdered without mercy in their homes,at work,on their farms,in Church and Gospel meetings,nowhere was sacred or out of bounds for the Sinn Fein/IRA murderers.

Sean would have known the Breen family from Kinawley.These too were a law abiding Protestant farming family who wanted to live in peace with their Catholic neighbours.They too could not escape the Sinn Fein/IRA gunmen when their son Harry Breen was murdered.

Im sure we all look forward to Fr,Sean's comments on this serious matter.


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