The Pope and Ireland.
ME BEDMOND EECEITED IN AUDIENCE.
United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph—Copyright Rome, April 28 The Pope received Mr J. B. Bedmond, M.P., m audience. His Holiness made full inquiries about Ireland, and said that the National party was the defender of Ireland's national religion. The party's efforts to win liberty for Ireland and civil rights for Irish people by lawful and peaceful means had his sympathy and blessing. He sent his apostolic benediotion to the members of the party and their families. The Pope presented Mr Bedmond with his portrait and autograph, with a subscription, expressing the hope that the party were uiing all legal and pacific means to win that liberty which made for the welfare of the Catholic Church and the whole country.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
The Pope and Ireland. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6557, 29 April 1905
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