COUNTY COUNCIL INVITES POPE FRANCIS TO GALWAY

The County Council is to extend an invitation to Pope Francis to visit Galway.

It follows a motion raised by Loughrea Area Cllr Michael Fahy and Seconded by Cllr Seosaimh O’Laoi at the monthly meeting of the local authority today.

Cllr Fahy says the visit would follow on from Pope John Paul’s historic visit in 1979 and that a DVD of that visit should also be sent with the invite.

He told Galway Bay fm news that it would be uplifting for the younger generation of Galway citizens who need hope in difficult economic times